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Old 04-17-2010, 04:19 PM   #1
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Hi, is this possible to fix by myself or do I need a well guy,
the wires are intact and it seems the pipes are just busted up although the 4" ? pipe is cracked a little under the surface.
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Old 04-17-2010, 05:34 PM   #2
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You could do it your self, but I my self would have the well man that did it the first time if possible fix it... just to make sure that there are no other challenges that are not seen.

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Old 04-18-2010, 05:53 AM   #3
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although everything still works I still have to take the pump out, excuse me for being a bit dense here but is that not a tad extreme.
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Old 04-18-2010, 10:29 AM   #4
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although everything still works I still have to take the pump out, excuse me for being a bit dense here but is that not a tad extreme.
If you knew what to do and would change the type of pitless you have, you could do it yourself if you had the tools needed.

You would have to take the pump out to change the type of pitless.
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:10 AM   #5
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4" Fernco, a new cap and a coupling, Bob's your uncle....

turn off the power
uncap the wire nuts and separate the wiring
dig down and cut the 4" off clean and straight.
Either glue a 4" coupling or use a 4" Fernco to add a short length of pipe.
repair the 1" with a coupling
replace the wire nuts
replace the cap
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Old 04-18-2010, 12:41 PM   #6
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That is a lot of "IF's".
There are only two IFs in what I said and since he can buy any tools he doesn't have there's really only one if.

So I could consult on the phone if he has a cellphone or I could send him instructions since you probably won't.

BTW, I say it is 5" also. And a Campbell dovetail pitless would work but depending on where he is it may not have to be 5" deep.
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Old 04-18-2010, 02:31 PM   #7
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Driller, whilst I here you loud and clear the option of fixing by means of NHMaster method appeals more in the sense it involves nothing but a few short lengths of pipe and couplings and a bit of glue.
btw the pipe is indeed just over 5 "
Driller your way just seems a lot more complicated than NHMaster and if the end result is the same then surely the way to go is by the Master
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Old 04-18-2010, 04:48 PM   #8
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Not meaning to step on anyones toes here either but I think you guys are all overcomplicating the whole thing. Why change the pitless? I forgot to add disinfecting the well after you are done but a properly glued coupling will be just as sanitary as anything else that you may want to do.
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:55 AM   #12
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Lighten up in here. This is a DIY forum and we're only here to volunteer our time to assist others in doing it THEMSELVES to save money and/or time. Our only concerns should be the safety of the OP and making sure they do the job correctly. Thank You. Po)

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Yes, IF he has a homeowner's policy.
Perhaps he's HERE because he does not have one?
Opinions are always welcomed here, although argumentative comments, rudeness and sarcasm are not.

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I suppose if the truck was insured, it'd already be done as well.
This is a DIY forum, not a "how do I get the insurance to pay" forum.
Either help the OP DIY or do not. End of conversation.

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Old 04-20-2010, 02:15 PM   #15
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yes we have both the insurances truck and home policy but by claiming them would it not hike up the premiums, hence the fact I am swaying towards NHMaster solution

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