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Old 04-20-2010, 05:21 PM   #16
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I'm slow at times, not very good at reading between the lines if needed.. anyway, I've been following this post,, I thought everyone was playing nice.

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Old 04-20-2010, 05:32 PM   #17
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Maybe I'm missing the boat, we seem to have lost the OP..oh no we haven't
But just to clarify things if we can
Dig down as far as the 5" is cracked & replace..everyone agrees on that ?
The inner pipe carries the water up, the outer casing forms the well ?
So as long as the 5" casing is sealed against outside water/contamination good to go ?

Driller1 - (if I follow you) you are saying there is a custom top piece that is broken & needs to be replaced
Without replacing this the well is not sealed & can be contaminated ?
And even you can't buy just this top piece ?

Just so we can all understand what part of this is DIY & if not why not

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Old 04-20-2010, 05:35 PM   #18
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Dave,, damn good post, no wonder Nathan is paying you the big bucks,, I apologize for not adding help to this post.
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:45 PM   #19
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I think that's what I was saying right from the beginning. All those damaged pieces can be replaced and coupled back together. The well will need chlorination after all the work is done but it should be sealed just as good as new. I could have that back together in less than an hour.
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:01 PM   #20
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Thanks for all the comments I will in fact do as nhmaster says and others and replace broken parts and chlorinate when finished

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Old 04-21-2010, 03:07 PM   #21
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Why not? it ain't gonna effect the well in the least. And I can't find anything in the code that says you can't either.
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:38 PM   #22
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here my pump hangs from the pitless where it punches thru the casing 3' down with a safety rope
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:06 AM   #23
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no its 4" casing
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:20 PM   #24
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If you pull the pump with the broken pipe that is attached to the pitless, then cut off the bad end and use a coupler and a new piece of pipe, you should be able to reuse the pitless.

Then dig down around the casing so you can get below any crack and cut the casing off, it can be replaced with a coupler and new 5" pipe from the cut up to above ground and cut off.

Then you can buy a new casing cap in plastic or metal for 5" casing.

If you can't get the blue metal bracket or the off white plastic adapter that is 'glued' to the top of the casing. you could change the type of pitless adapter by digging down where the water line leaves the well and putting in a different type.

I know of no state that will not allow the homeowner to do this themselves.

Insurance rates may not go up but the claim will be recorded and if there have been enough previous claims or there are in the future you can get a rate increase or policy cancellation or a failure to renew next year. Because of that you may not be able to get new insurance without a rate increase, or you may have to go into a high risk pool with very high premiums because all insurance companies report claims history, cancellation and failure to renew info with a clearing house that they all use to rate new polices.

This type of claim should never be done unless a well would not be able to be fixed and a new well had to be drilled; a catastrophic type thing. Any homeowner type insurance agent will agree with that.
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Old 04-22-2010, 04:42 PM   #25
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I don't think he needs to pull the pump unless the 1" is cracked further down. I would probably cut it off square and shorten the case a bit. Dig down to the end of the damage. couple a new piece on and replace the well cap. This whole thread seems to be making a big deal out of about a half hour job.
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i would think a new full length piece from top of pitless to cap would be needed for secure lifting in the future. is this correct?
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:31 PM   #27
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The homeowner always has the right to do the work. No one said any different at any time in this thread.

Just pull the pump up with the broken piece??
Let me know how that works. I have been wasting my time loosening the pitless with a pitless wrench first. Maybe I will learn something.

I also have been threading the drop to screw it into the pitless. Silly me.
Yes you or he or anyone else need to hold onto that pipe real hard and then release the pitless before that pipe can be used to pull the pump out, and now, rather than being sarcastic you should be helpful and tell him how to make a wrench for his type pitless and then how to use it.
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Old 04-22-2010, 09:42 PM   #28
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A few choices here everyone

1) Keep posting sarcastic responses & find your posting priveleges Suspended

2) Assist the person

3) Don't post


Make the right decision or I'll make the decision
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How many have you fixed Gary??

Have you forgot the 1" is threaded??
Yes I have "fixed" thousands of 3/4" to 1.5" PVC pipes and I have extended a number of well casings with up to 6" PVC.

No I haven't forgotten, and the coupler would be solvent welded, not threaded.
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But, the 1" IS threaded. Look at the pictures I posted.
Yes I see it is threaded into the pitless, and anyone can after cutting the case off, cut that 1" piece off and use a 'glued' coupler to extend it's length and cut the pipe off when they know where the top of the casing and that steel piece and it adapter will be. It is very simple plumbing.

Thanks for the info on the pitless wrench for that type pitless, can you tell him how to use the wrench now?

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