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Old 03-06-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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My well pipe access needs to be shutdown. This is a 4" black pvc pipe that runs from my basement, under the front porch, and out to the well pipe. The contents of the access pipe are a 1 1/2" black pvc line from the well and the electric line for the well pump.

The access pipe seems to be fairly level, but i do get some water running into my basement after a heavy rain. An above floor 15 gallon bucket catches the water and a submersible sump pump drains the bucket.

What I want to do is fill/seal the 4" access pipe to eliminate the dripping water. I seems to me that if i could get a 2-3 foot waterproof solution to fill the pipe that would suffice. But what can I use to fill the pipe?

Any suggestions would help. Thanks.

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Old 03-06-2011, 09:23 PM   #2
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There are a few oddities in the post.
PVC pipe is white, not black.
4" pipe will usually go to the cesspool, not the well.
Please clarify this.
If you are not sure, post pictures of the setup.
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:28 PM   #3
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I get want you mean, the 4" is a pipe chase in which the 1 1/2" is inside.

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Do you have access to the pump end of the chase pipe?

If you do can you reach in and spray that "Great Stuff, expanding foam? I am thinking that would seal it off.

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Jackofall - I have thought about the Great Stuff expanding foam. My only real concern is that is is water resistant, not waterproof. Thinking that over time that this will eventually leak, making this a long term temporary fix. I put this out there hoping for a more permanent solution. If I don't find one, this is what I will probably do. Thanks for the input.

Ron - the black pipe is technically ABS, many people refer to it as black PVC. The 4" is a protective collar/sleeve that the 1 1/2" and electrical line run through to get under the porch and out near the well sleeve.
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Ayuh,... I wouldn't go plugging the end like you're thinking...
Underground conduits are supposed to be Dry,...
Your's is leaking, Fix the Leak....
Otherwise, the wiring will be running through standing Water...
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Ayuh,... I wouldn't go plugging the end like you're thinking...
Underground conduits are supposed to be Dry,...
Your's is leaking, Fix the Leak....
Otherwise, the wiring will be running through standing Water...
i think its a chase not a conduit
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It's basically a chase, in my opinion, but since the electrical line to the pump runs through it as well, which would be typical, I believe that, by definition, it is also a conduit. Unless an expert pops in, my suggestion would be to contact your local well driller and/or plumbing contractor, and ask what they do, as this is not a unique installation, and I doubt that the problem of water getting into the 4" line is unique either. It would be appreciated if you will please loop back to us once you have it resolved.

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