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Old 08-29-2008, 02:58 PM   #1
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Last night, after installing my pitless adapter, and just as I was finishing up the backfilling process, I bumped the 1" galv. pipe that I was using to hold the piece of the pitless that goes inside of the well, in place. Well the bump unseated the pitless piece (the connecting piece going through the well pipe wall is still intact and looks undamaged) and the whole thing (16' of 1" galv. pipe - WITH AN ELBOW and a 10-12" piece of 1" galv. pipe which is at the top, to keep the whole thing from inadvertently going down the well pipe) took off down the well pipe (6" dia.). I think the elbow and corresponding 10-12" piece held up the process by a slim second - before it headed for the bottom. The well is 235' feet deep - can ANYONE give my ANY reasonable suggestions as to how I might retrieve this aparatus? If you have any further questions feel free to ask.

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Old 08-29-2008, 07:54 PM   #2
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Maybe a rare earth magnet would have enough hold to lift the pipe out of the well.

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A very very strong magnet is the only thing I can think of that would work. However their is a good chance it will wind up stuck to something you don't want it to stick to and possibly cause damage. I would call a well company and let them deal with it.
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