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    Felician1 Posts: 2, Reputation: 1
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    Nov 11, 2007, 06:40 PM
    How do you get water from a shallow well when pump will not suck water.
    I have sunk a shallow well, (it does have water). I purchased a new pump. The pump does not suck water. I have primed the pump several times it does not want to suck water from the well. What do I need to do to obtain water.
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    Nov 11, 2007, 07:07 PM
    Desribe the type of pump you purchased and how deep is the well?
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    Nov 11, 2007, 07:47 PM
    If you have the tiniest leak on the intake side, it won't pump.
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    Nov 11, 2007, 08:21 PM
    Bear in mind that a true shallow well pump can only lift water from depths less than about 25 feet. To go deeper than that requires more equipment. See this web site for a pretty good explanation.

    Well Pumps- Keidel Bath and Plumbing - Cincinnati, OH

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