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    lost water well!!

    I have a water well which broke. I have to fish the water well out has anyone had to due this? How did it happen, how much did it cos? Please let me know where to start![xx(]

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    Do you mean you have to fish the pump out?

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    Yes. The well was 19 20'foot pipes with a submersible pump on the botttom. The man was jacking it up to remove the pipes to get to the pump when the somting broke may the plate on the top off of the first pipe. THen it suck down. It sounded like 30 to 50 feet then stopped. Has anyone fished out the pipes?

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    Yes I have, many times. And I was pretty good at it, but it requires a bunch of different (usually) home made tools for fishing. A pump hoist is also very handy for this task. A walking beam to beat things up and down on the Pump Hoist is a must have.

    If you really want to try this, you will need 1" pipe usually 21' in length. The simplest fishing tool to start with is a taper tap.

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    So even if i some how put the taper tap at the end of a rod and was some how able to hook on i would still need a pump hoist? What about hiring a well company. What cost am I looking at?

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    Mine starts at $350 for the first hour and $150 each hour there after. I always said if I couldn't get it in two hours, it isn't coming out.

    I don't know about Texas, but here I am the only one in the county with fishing tools and the practice to put them to work. So shop carefully and ask lots of questions.

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    Thanks bob, let you know what happens!

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    Was wondering if it was possible to just run a pump and pipe next to the other fallen pipes? I believe the diameter of the pipe is 5 or 6 inches.

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    No. Your old pump is probably a 4", in a 4-6" well there's less than 0-2" of space.

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    thanks gary!

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