Okay, I have a 2" well casing with a single pipe dropped 70 ish feet with ejector and foot valve. I have pulled twice due to foot valve being clogged from the rust from the steel pipe. Going back with plastic!! I dropped a string with big nut attached, hit water at approx 32 feet. I would like to improve pressure and volume. Previously could only run one sprinkler head. Using 1 hp pump. Is there another setup I could use. Would a 1hp shallow well pump pull the water if I dropped pipe to 45 feet with just a foot valve attached. All suggestions will be appreciated, just looking for options to improve water flow.
The rusty gunk was between the ejector and foot valve. So I should just replace both and use PVC pipe? Can you explain how the ejector seals to the casing? I am assuming that you can feel when it sets to the casing? The ejector was completely clogged as well.
Last edited by Jerred18; 05-27-2012 at 10:23 AM.
The leathers on the packer seal against the casing. There is nothing to "feel".
I doubt you can DIY replace the casing with PVC. If you get a driller in to do it, put in a larger casing so that you can use a submersible.
Oh no I would not try that. I am talking about the 1" line. It was old black steel, I want to back with PVC. But mentioning a larger casing, does it make it any easier or cheaper since the 2" is already there?