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Old 02-25-2012, 04:25 AM   #16
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drop a small rock down the well and listen for the sound it makes when it hits...my neighbors well actually dried up last year...everything work just no water in it

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Old 02-25-2012, 11:45 AM   #17
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pump hp = (GPMxHead in feet)/(39.56 x efficiency in percent)
Knowing some or all of these numbers we can come up with a range of correct current draws for this pump.

Dig up some more numbers, however you can.
With a string and sinker you maybe can determine the well depth and adding a float you may be able to tell the water level.
City water may give you 13 GPM.
The average well depth in the US is maybe 200', max is maybe 1200'.
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:44 PM   #18
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drop a small rock down the well and listen for the sound it makes when it hits...my neighbors well actually dried up last year...everything work just no water in it
Good idea, but a fishing rod with a sinker. Tie small pieces of paper towel to the line every 5' or so. Drop it down till it bottoms out. Wind it up and the towel is wet, water and about how deep the water is.
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i will repeat should be on file with health department if not let us know and i can give you an old water finders trick i have seen my grandpa use when i was younger and in 6 wells i know of he has been within 10 feet in depth of where they hit water at
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1. If you have good power to your switch but no water you need to check the power draw on the pump leg of the switch. If you are drawing 15 or more amps or if you are drawing less then 2 amps you have a bad pump. Generally if the amperage is high the motor is stuck and will not spin. To low and you have a bad impeller and the motor is fine or if it low you may be out of water.
Pulling 200' of well pipe by hand is not fun and can cost you a ton of money if you accidentally drop the pump in the well while pulling it. In a lot of places the well depth is not on file with any local dept. in NJ depth is not required when closing out the permit.

It cost me $450 for a well guy to come out and pull our pump do a well depth check and also check the water level. New pump was about $800.00

Hope this helps. I have been through 3 pumps in 5 years because we have an old well with only 20' of casing and really really hard water

Btw. You can always back feed your house from a neighbor if you have one within a few hundred feet.

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