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Old 07-06-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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Water well clogged / plugged how to cleanout


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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?

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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.???/

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Old 07-06-2012, 08:49 PM   #3
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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
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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.
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