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  1. Pump sizing

    For me to find the right pump to put in any well, I must have five (5) pieces of info.
    1. The casing (or well) diameter. Most wells today are 4 or larger.
    2. The static water level (distance to water from top of well).
    3. The pumping rate of the well. How many gallons per minute will the well produce?
    4. The total depth of the well, from top to bottom.
    5. What is the intended use of the water. Are you using it for an average home, or home and a sprinkler system? Is the well just for irrigation,
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  2. What is a Well?

    A well can be any excavation of the earth. You can hand dig a hole in the ground and let water seep in.You can jet or drive a shallow well into the ground to a sand formation, which has a screen at the bottom to let water in and keep sand out. A well can also be a deep well in which there is a screen installed to prevent sand from entering the casing.A well can be a rock well where a screen is not necessary. Most wells have an upper casing of either steel pipe or PVC pipe. In a rock well the casing ...
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  3. What is my water level?

    Your water level is the distance from ground level or the suction inlet of the pump, to the top of the standing water in your well.
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  4. How do I know what my well will produce in gallons per minute?

    Hopefully, the person who drilled the well did a test to determine the gpm. If not, the only way to find out is to do a pump test.
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  5. What types of well pumps are available?

    The three basic types of pumps are Jet, Centrifugal and Submersible. The jet pump comes in two varieties, the shallow well jet and the deep well jet. A shallow well jet will connect to the well with 1 suction pipe. It will lift water vertically 25 feet. This is true of Hand Pumps or Pitcher Pumps.The shallow well jet pump has the jet installed in or on the pump. The deep well jet is used for wells that have a water level deeper than 25 feet. It uses 2 pipes. One is suction the other is return water ...
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