Sediment in well

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sterlclan

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Anyone know how to stop the sand and sediment from getting in my well? It is a drilled well 220 feet deep with 30 feet of casing driven to ledge i think the ledge has cracks wich are letting the sediment in. Any ideas? Thanks Jeff
 

sterlclan

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The JB Weld was just a Joke. Do you know how close the pump is to the bottom? It may be to close.
the pump is set at about 135 feet due to the so called "rotten rock" we have in this area this stuff just crumbles when you touch it not shure if it is in the well but thats why i have 100 feet or so of static water
 

RS Coyote

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the pump is set at about 135 feet due to the so called "rotten rock" we have in this area this stuff just crumbles when you touch it not shure if it is in the well but thats why i have 100 feet or so of static water
From what you say about "rotten rock" I don't think I would want to disturb the pump or well. Have you thought about just putting a filter on the house service line. If you do make sure you service it or you can winde up with a loss of flow. Also what kind of pipes do you have? If you have galvanized there will be losts of rust built up on the inside on them and they could be coming to the end of there life. They stopped using galvanized piping about 1950 and it usually fails after 40- 50 years with leaks or blockages (lack of flow).
 

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From what you say about "rotten rock" I don't think I would want to disturb the pump or well. Have you thought about just putting a filter on the house service line. If you do make sure you service it or you can winde up with a loss of flow. Also what kind of pipes do you have? If you have galvanized there will be losts of rust built up on the inside on them and they could be coming to the end of there life. They stopped using galvanized piping about 1950 and it usually fails after 40- 50 years with leaks or blockages (lack of flow).
Wells, don't you just love them ..... Back when we still had 1 I had a guy drop a 1/4 stick of TNT down to blow the sand off the sand point, but if your casing is cracked, sounds like you need to go to the pressure side of the pump and install a bigger filter. That or make a drill for your Bobcat and go to work Good Luck
 

sterlclan

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Wells, don't you just love them ..... Back when we still had 1 I had a guy drop a 1/4 stick of TNT down to blow the sand off the sand point, but if your casing is cracked, sounds like you need to go to the pressure side of the pump and install a bigger filter. That or make a drill for your Bobcat and go to work Good Luck
as far as pipes copper 2 years old and installed by yours truly ,well 2 years old by others, house 2 years old by me and the wife and kids filter got it just didnt know if there was an option for no filter Poland Spring got nothing on my water as a matter of fact the "source" of their water is only 10 min from here thanks for the input Jeff
 
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