Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-06-2012, 01:31 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 21
Share |
Question

Water well clogged / plugged how to cleanout


Hope this is in the right thread.

Been working around the ranch and found an old well. Talked to the family and they stated that it once had great water back in the 60's but hasn't been used since the oil company left.
Anyways, I measured down to 60 feet with a rope and chain to hear solid ground and no splashing. Another well on the propertly have water at 120 feet but are deeper than my rope will go.
Is there a way to blow out or clear this clog / plug?
I don't even know if it goes any further and no one else in the family knows either.
I have seen ways to make your own well. Would I use the same water/air method to clear this out or would it be better to contact a well service company in the area?

7SistersRanchTX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2012, 06:54 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: pa
Posts: 4,292
Default

Water well clogged / plugged how to cleanout


Quote:
Originally Posted by 7SistersRanchTX View Post
Hope this is in the right thread.

Been working around the ranch and found an old well. Talked to the family and they stated that it once had great water back in the 60's but hasn't been used since the oil company left.
Anyways, I measured down to 60 feet with a rope and chain to hear solid ground and no splashing. Another well on the propertly have water at 120 feet but are deeper than my rope will go.
Is there a way to blow out or clear this clog / plug?
I don't even know if it goes any further and no one else in the family knows either.
I have seen ways to make your own well. Would I use the same water/air method to clear this out or would it be better to contact a well service company in the area?
maybe they started to drilled and stopped..seen this before...could be to close to septic??? may needed moved.???/

ben's plumbing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2012, 07:49 PM   #3
retired elect/hvac/plumb
 
plummen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: south east of omaha/The island of misfit contractors
Posts: 2,895
Default

Water well clogged / plugged how to cleanout


maybe there was water at that level in the past and it just dried out.
probably easier just to have a well driller come out and drill new hole and replace pump and tank
__________________
"facts" have no relevance to this discusion
Posting from a concrete bunker under a non descript barn
plummen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-2012, 01:00 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 21
Default

Water well clogged / plugged how to cleanout


Quote:
Originally Posted by ben's plumbing View Post
maybe they started to drilled and stopped..seen this before...could be to close to septic??? may needed moved.???/
In the 70's there was water there. No where near septic as not really close to any old locations for houses. I know that it fed a watering tank for livestock back then.

Maybe it did dry out, water tables can change over 40 years.
7SistersRanchTX is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to 7SistersRanchTX For This Useful Post:
ben's plumbing (07-08-2012)
Reply

Tags
cleanout, clogged, plugged, waterwell


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Inline water filter for built-in fridge (water supply line on top) Druidia Appliances 5 03-10-2012 12:05 AM
Water Inside/Around American Standard Furnace michrob HVAC 8 12-08-2011 03:51 PM
Solar hot water indatom123 Green Home Improvement 0 12-19-2010 12:01 AM
Oil fired furnace and hot water heater question steveinpa Plumbing 3 08-10-2010 08:42 AM
How Do I Properly Shock Chlorinate a Water Softner classicflytyer Plumbing 5 07-14-2009 12:15 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.