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    Default No Water from Shallow Well

    Hello All,

    The house I live in (South Florida) is on city water but also has a well pump for watering the lawn. The pump turns on but no water (lived here one year). A water well technician came over, said the pump appears to be okay, most likely a blockage in the horizontal pipe and quoted me a figure that I cannot afford. He attached a hand pump device and was able to bring up a trickle of water after a few minutes. He said a PVC pipe would need to be hammered down through the existing metal pipe.

    I decided to dig until I found the horizontal pipe which has a cap that screw’s off. At this point I would prefer to attempt the repair myself. I see PVC and metal “well points” (is this the correct name?) at the local big box stores but I don’t know what length to buy. Here in South FLA I believe the water table is not far below our feet; I’ve heard 5 to 10 feet.

    Can anyone suggest how to proceed at this point? Many thanks.

    Jim
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