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    I was removing my submersible pump and had removed about 45ft of pipe the well is 150ft when it fell back into the well, how do I continue to remove the pump with out this happening again also the pump seems to be stuck?:(

    Quote Originally Posted by hkstroud View Post
    If I were going to try to fabricate a tool for this, I think it would look something like this.
    Thank you. We are going to try this, keep your fingers crossed.

    Quote Originally Posted by jlisenbe View Post
    How much was the pro going to charge?

    How far down is it to the top of the well pipe? Can you see it?
    Around 2000. We can not see the pipe we think about 40 to 50 ft down.

    Last edited by speedball1; Sep 22, 2009 at 05:24 AM.
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    Sep 22, 2009, 01:41 PM

    If you want to get really techie, could you use one of the snakes plumbers use that has an attached camera with, I suppose, a light? Run it down with your device and actually be able to see what you're doing.
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    Sep 22, 2009, 02:19 PM

    Yes, I thought about that. Be worth the cost if it saved the well.
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    Sep 22, 2009, 03:19 PM



    You have really thought this through Harold.
    Leeion, please let us know if this works. I tend to be a "glass half empty" type with this sort of thing, but if it works, it could make someone a lot of money, while saving many homeowners with wells big bucks. It would be a win win siutuation.

    jlisenbe, poly is ideal for these depths, and a small pump, We use it all the time. With extremely deep wells and large pumps, you are correct threaded pvc is the way to go.
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    Oct 13, 2009, 04:31 AM

    Anybody done anything??
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    Oct 13, 2009, 03:52 PM



    Not me, other than be reeeeally careful not to loose a pump down a well.. lol.
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    Oct 19, 2009, 01:08 AM
    Hey harold we are still fabricating the device
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    Oct 19, 2009, 04:14 AM

    As you might imagine, this has become a very interesting thread. Thanks for the updates.
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    Oct 19, 2009, 09:26 AM

    For what it's worth, I was playing around a few days ago, Put a 1" PVC pipe inside a 6" PVC pipe, laying over to one side. Pushed a 6" funnel down the 6" pipe. It pushed the 1" to the center just like it was supposed to. Of course there was not real resistance but was encouraging.
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