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Old 01-04-2009, 06:01 PM   #1
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Submersible Pump lifting

Can anyone tell me how a DIY can pull a submersible pump (235 ft.) without hiring a contractor?

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Old 01-04-2009, 06:54 PM   #2
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With Mine,... I grab the rope, then the water line,+ take off down the driveway,...
But, it's only about 75' or so...

I don't know what 235' of probably 1" waterline weighs, Full of water too... Right,..??
You may need an "A" frame to winch it up from...


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Old 01-04-2009, 07:47 PM   #3
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Lifting a submersible pump

Thanks Bondo,

At 235 ft we have a bit of weight here. I have had this pump pulled twice in 8 years due to breaks in the wires. The rig the contractor used to pull it was a motor driven unit that was on wheels and mounted on top of the casing. The two pulls cost $900.00 with replacing the wires. I am thinking on pulling the pump myself and running he wires in a separate tubing to provide additional protection to avoid this uneccessary expense.
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Yes, at 235' you'll need either a crane or a winch with an A-frame. I've been fortunate enough to not have to do it by hand as I have access to people with a crane.

I would hope your pump is a 220 VAC pump as well at that depth.
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IMHO the truth is "YOU DONT" at 235 ft the weight is tremendous. If you are breaking wires then whoever installed it did not do it correctly. You have to have torque arrestors installed every 15 or 20 feet and it sounds like you dont. Also you MUST HAVE A PITLESS ADAPTER PULLER. If something goes real wrong and you drop that pump to the bottom of the well. Man are u screwed. Also anything else that may go wrong YOU have to pay to fix. If you get the Pro and it goes badly it is on him to fix.
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just curious. I know it has been awhile but did you end up pulling the pump yourself? If so HOW?

I am in a similiar situation. replaces the pump and pressure tank 3 yrs ago, It stopped the other day.

THe well guy came out and said it has a dead shor. Probably lightening strike. $1200 to replace the pump.

I can get the pump for $300 so would like to do it myself if possible. Ours is at 220'



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