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What have I done 05-28-2006 01:52 PM

any help about wells
I just bought a foreclosed property that has been sitting empty for a year. Many electrical circuits etc have been cut/wire stolen. I am in the process of seeing what I have and what needs to be replaced. I have to run electrical to the well. But I have no idea how to operate the well etc. Any help what I should do as to how to start?


Big Dave 05-28-2006 05:01 PM

Call your local water well pump company. They know all that is needed and should be able to help steer you in the right direction.


Mike Swearingen 05-30-2006 07:11 AM

Is it a shallow well (25' or less) with the pump above ground or a deep well with a submersible pump?
It should be on a dedicated 20 amp circuit breaker with 12/2-with-ground wiring for 120v circuit, whichever.
You need an electrician unless you're an experienced electrical DIYer.
We can tell you how to set your pressure tank and pressure switch, and prime the well.
Good LucK!

What have I done 05-31-2006 03:45 AM

any help on wells
Thanks for the replies. I'm not sure how deep the well is. it has a 6" pipe coming out of the ground. The pump is submerssible..not sure how deep down it is.
The pressure tanks are disconnected and laying in the rock basement. Im sure I will get a new one. I would just like to save the well as a new one with tank and everything is budgeted at $10,000.

I am going to run a new electrical line to the pump as I cannot trust any of the electrical here as much of it has been cut and stolen.

Once electrical is on does the pump just run? where would a switch generally be located?

thanks again....any info or advise as far as what I should look for would be great!

Big Dave 05-31-2006 06:54 AM

There should be a pressure switch on the side of the pressure tank. It looks like the pressure switch on an air compressor. When the water pressure gets low enough it will activate the pump to bring the pressure up and when high enough it will shut the pump off.


Mike Swearingen 05-31-2006 07:23 AM

Here are a couple of excellent tutorial sites on wells and pumps:
These should help you. Good Luck!

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