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Old 03-24-2012, 11:16 AM   #1
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well pipe problem, help...

we were working on a faulty well pump or electrical problem. The situation is this:
We have pulled up all but 60' of the pipe, which is pvc pipe, a three wire is taped to the pipe, our well pipe length is 140' and as I stated above we are just 60' or less from pulling all the pipe and pump from the ground. Well at around the 40ft mark of the pipe, it broke and the other section fell down the well, pulling the wiring with it.
Now, the wiring is still intact connected to the last remaining 40ft to 60ft section of the pipe and pump, but now the wiring is so taunt that we cannot get a hold of it, (being the weight of the last remaining feet of pipe. Any solution of getting the pipe up using the wiring at least. We need to find a way to get some slack to at least get it hooked up to haul up the pipe.


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Old 03-24-2012, 11:51 AM   #2
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You are in trouble----don't try to pull up the pump by that wire!!!!

You will have to get a well crew out there to fish out the pump---they will have a tool that slips inside of the broken pipe and grab it from the inside---likely also have a camera to help guide them.

If the broken mess drops off that electric cord you will run the costs up much higher.---Sorry--Mike---


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