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    Default Two inch well question

    I have an old two inch well (galvanized casing) that I need to replace inner piping, foot valve, packer, jet, etc.

    I am at he point of pulling out the old piping. My question is: Is the casing adapter threaded to the casing or is it just seated to it? I am assuming that it is just seated but before I go to yankin' I thought that I would ask you guys. I remember replacing the pipes years ago with my dad but I can't remember how it is assembled exactly. My dad has since passed.

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    Phil from Georgia

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    Depending on the brand, it may be threaded but most likely it is sealed by 2 or 3 bolts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porky View Post
    Depending on the brand, it may be threaded but most likely it is sealed by 2 or 3 bolts.
    Yes, it has 3 bolts with a rubber gasket(seal) in between.

    So I guess I can assume that it is not threaded.

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    my situation is the same as phil's in georgia. i removed the three bolts and inserted eye-bolts with chains, and proceed to pull with a come-along. i eventually raised the pipe about an inch and a half, then it stopped. the 4x4's are groaning, i can't get another click on the come-along and i fear the cable snapping. do i need more muscle, or is there something i need to know?

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    let off the tension a little and try to spin it with a wrench (clockwise only, as to tighten). if nothing still, tap it down a little.. spin it and try again. usually the leathers are hanging you up, so the more you wear them out, the easier it should be to come up.

    btw i'd advise pulling from the 1" threaded hole on top of well adapter. careful not to break those 3 bolt holes.
    Last edited by justwater; 09-06-2012 at 06:46 AM.

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    after two hours of doing as you said (giving up twice) it worked!!! thanks, justwater. i quite easily pulled up thirty feet of pipe (water at eighteen feet) to find a clear venturi and a foot valve that seemed to work, though i can't be sure there wasn't debris in it before i messed with it. so i still don't know why the pump wasn't holding a prime. what else could it be.
    Last edited by liam o k; 09-07-2012 at 05:04 AM. Reason: clarify well depth

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