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    out w/ old in w/ new

    i have an old cylinder "windmill" type pump; the pump head is very large above grade operating a shaft up & down w/ leathers ect.
    anyhow the drop pipe is 1 1/4" fed down a 3" casing. i was told it's about 60' deep. appearently the bottom leathers are going as it only produces about 34psi at best now. my question is how do i go about pulling the drop pipe & push rod so i can install a submersible.
    it's all in a large easy to work in pit 6' cubed. i've replaced the upper leathers when they've leaked in the past, but couldn't begin to pull the pump shaft up to get to the bottom ones which leads me to think the drop pipe has to come up with it.

    any advice/materials/costs would be great as i am a carpenter but not a well guy. we have front end loaders/backhoes & just about every other home building tool known so i'm hoping to solve this myself if at all possible(& get better gpm in the 2 1/2 bath home to boot)

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    The 1-1/4" pipe has 7/16" rods inside. They all come up together. you will have to disassemble the joints at every 21 foot coupling.

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    i'm having trouble finding a 3" pump to put back down the hole (everything sems to be 4") should i just pull it up & repair the lower pieces?
    i know i don't want to redig anything but it would be nice to have something w/ better pressure/flow if possible. the existing pump has been in use since the 30's & it hasn't needed much maintanece over the years...

    edit:it looks like you have something called a 3 Grundfos that may fill my need whats something like that run

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    The least expensive is $522.04. They are proud of their 3" pumps. Mostly because there aren't that many 3 wells around and there are only a handful of people that make them.

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    hmm ok, guess i'll have to phone you all to figure out which will fill my needs & get the order in.
    thanks for your time

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