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my well stopped working.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by harlenm, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. harlenm

    harlenm Millennium Member

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    Just what I needed. Waiting on someone to come look at it. Every few months something goes wrong with this stupid house.
     
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    harlenm Millennium Member

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    No water, nothing.
     
  4. packin23

    packin23 Welcome Wagon

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    More times than not it is usually the pressure switch. Ants and bugs can get in it and block the points from making contact. If you're electrically inclined you can pick up a pressure switch from an irrigation installer or maybe even Lowes and install it yourself.
     
  5. harlenm

    harlenm Millennium Member

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    Waiting on a well tech to get here. Can't clean in the mean time.
     
  6. HarleyGuy

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    Check/reset the breakers for the well pump in your electrical service panel.
     
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    G30SF/F-250 Pinky Out Platinum Member

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    This ^^^^
     
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    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Yep. You can save a lot of $$$ if you have basic knowledge,tools.
    First is the breaker tripped? (bad wire,damaged capisitator) You can pick up new unit for $50 at home improvement store. It ONE screw and done. (that won't cover a service call on Sunday) Is your tank "waterlogged" a new tank is easy fix (if you have tools, new PVC, Pipe. $150 +- depending on size. The (Dang can't think of term) EDIT of course the PRESSURE SWITCH :0 The unit that regulates on/off based on pressure in system. Its a $20 thing that has connections for wires, a thin waterline to it, springs,contacts. (also easy fix)

    Any of those parts if you have plumber/well driller bring them they will charge you over TWICE the cost (for exact same model number/brand as home improvement store. (reminds me I need to buy spares again as it has been couple yrs)
    A $20 multi tester, (asking plumber what he is checking if you don't know) and next time even if you can't fix it you can eliminate many issues.
    I know if a well driller needs to bring the "lift truck" to pull pump out of well when I call. Or if his service truck is enough.
     
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    harlenm Millennium Member

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    Looks like the pump went. Trying to locate the well now.
     
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    How do they know the pump is bad if they don't know where the well is? The pump is in the well unless there is another way that I don't know of.:dunno:
     
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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Best of luck in any event.
     
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    Submersible or jet pump?
     
  13. harlenm

    harlenm Millennium Member

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    Checked electrical connectors in the basement and it came back bad.

    Can't find well, coming back tomorrow with a backhoe.
     
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    DWavs Moderator Moderator

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    This is the most confusing thread ever!....isn't there a well pipe coming up in the yard with the pump dropped down into it???
     
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    I would assume that they would use a locater to follow the power lines to the well instead of digging up the yard.

    What do I know?:dunno:

    Good luck, sorry you are having problems, maybe it will be a quick fix.:wavey:

    My neighbors well pump quit working last year, he called me to troubleshoot it. Ended up being a loose wire nut.
     
  16. MrKandiyohi

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    I can't understand why someone hasn't built a pressure switch that can keep out the bugs. It's a problem I've had at least twice. I don't see any reason they can't stop that from happening.
     
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    They apparently didn't do that 60 years ago when they built this house.
     
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    Kevin108 THIS IS IN ALL CAPS

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    Sounds like your going to need alot of $$$$.....I would think there would have to be a small wellhouse or pipe coming out of the ground somewhere on the property with a submersible??? Been that way here since I worked on them 40+ yrs. Dunno??? How deep is your water table???
     
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    When we bought our home it came with a plat that labeled things like the well and septic lines.