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crescere 04-26-2013 08:40 PM

Leaking by well pipe entering house
 
Originally I thought the water accumulating in my crawl space near the pipes entering my house from the well was rain water. I pumped the water out and we have not had heavy rain recently. However, the water is back and has accumulated in the crawl space.

In my front yard there is a PVC pipe sticking up from the ground which I assume is my well. (I really do not know much about wells.) It is dry in that area. Under the house in the crawl space are black flexible pipes with a meter type gauge on it. The water seems to be pudding where those pipes come in. However, that is also the low point in my crawl space. I intend to inspect the crawl area when I pump the water out again, but is it possible the supply lines from the well are at fault? It seems the water pressure in the house is normal.

joed 04-26-2013 09:19 PM

A private well would not have a meter on it. Can you take a photo of the device?
It is possible the water line from the well is leaking.

crescere 04-28-2013 07:57 AM

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Here is an overview of my crawl space with the well pipe nad electrical coming out of the ground.

crescere 04-28-2013 07:58 AM

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Here is the collected water after I pumped most of it out.

crescere 04-28-2013 07:59 AM

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Here is the gauge

crescere 04-28-2013 08:01 AM

Do you think the water is coming up from the well pipe. It appears dry by the pipe in my front yard.

jagans 04-28-2013 10:03 AM

I think that your setup is dangerous, and should be completely re-vamped. Surface water is not supposed to be able to seep down into your well, thats how you get Cholera, Typhoid etc.

crescere 04-28-2013 10:15 AM

I thought it was coming UP from the well. Please give details about being "re-vamped."

crescere 04-28-2013 11:19 AM

I have just had this house for a few months and I am new to wells. I would appreciate any and all advice on well maintenance etc.

ben's plumbing 04-28-2013 11:55 AM

where is the holding tank?????ben sr

crescere 04-28-2013 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by ben's plumbing (Post 1168775)
where is the holding tank?????ben sr


It is in the laundry room about 20 ft. or so away from the entrance to the crawl space. I also have a water softener there.

crescere 04-28-2013 03:16 PM

It is hard to tell, but it appears that when I turn off the pump the water does not get worse. However, I will give it another day with no pump on to see if more water accumulates. I assume if the water stops it MUST be a problem with the well supply lines? It is raining now so I will also see if that is a factor.

ben's plumbing 04-28-2013 03:18 PM

if you have a leak in the piping on well system..you should see a pressure drop on gauge... and the system will cycle without using water..ben sr

crescere 04-28-2013 05:46 PM

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Originally Posted by ben's plumbing (Post 1168869)
if you have a leak in the piping on well system..you should see a pressure drop on gauge... and the system will cycle without using water..ben sr

I have turned the pump off now, but when it was on I did not hear any unusual cycling. Please fill me in on what to look for on the gauge pictured above. I have never owned a house with a well and I am not familiar. What should the reading be when it is acting normal?

joed 04-28-2013 05:54 PM

The first problem I see is what appears to be NM cable going down into the ground via a pipe. That needs to be underground wet rated cable.

As for the water, when the pump is running can you see water leaking out anywhere?


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