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Old 07-08-2010, 05:51 PM   #1
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i have a well and a pump, last nightmy water quit working--no water from any fosset. the pump continues to run but no water comes out. i unplugged the pump because it was getting hot. i have four kids and i don't have the money to hire a plumber, if you have any ideas on how to fix this problem i am in need of some advise. thanks, Rita

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Old 07-08-2010, 07:10 PM   #2
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You need a well driller rather than a plumber.

If the pump was hot, that tells me it is an old style pump on an older well.

Could be a well problem.

If you can get it running, just draw the water you need until someone looks at it.

Unplugging it was the right thing to do.

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i have a well and a pump, last nightmy water quit working--no water from any fosset. the pump continues to run but no water comes out. i unplugged the pump because it was getting hot. i have four kids and i don't have the money to hire a plumber, if you have any ideas on how to fix this problem i am in need of some advise. thanks, Rita

Shallow well pump so, ( in order of likelihood )

1 - Foot valve has failed and pump lost prime
2 - The internal jet on the pump is plugged
3 - There is no water in the well
4 - There is a suction line leak
5 - The pump is worn out

Unfortunately, most of those conditions will require the services of a professional, either plumber or well/pump guy
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It also could be a plugged screen in the well. This would take a well rig to pull the screen, if it will come out.
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Yes it could be that also. No clue where she's from though. Around here, nobody screens wells, we drill through the bedrock and set 8" steel case. though she may have a driven point
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I love when people post a question & then are off the site within the same minute the thread was posted
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Yes it could be that also. No clue where she's from though. Around here, nobody screens wells, we drill through the bedrock and set 8" steel case. though she may have a driven point
We drill both bedrock intake and drift wells.

A little south of me if you drill in the rock, you will get brine.

A little to the north, gypsum.

My well is 320 ft in the bedrock, great water.

The glaciers were not kind to all of us.
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