Ever heard of "PumpChamber"

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  1. rick.a

    rick.a New Member

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    I have a shallow dug well with water levels that range from 10" to 18". I currently use a jet pump which works well but presents freeze challenges in winter (Massachusetts). My water level is too low for a submersible which would make winterizing easy.

    I just found this site that advertises a sealed chamber for the sub which allows it to suck water down to a level of 2.5 inches while standing perfectly vertical!

    Has anyone ever heard of this product? If so is this too good to be true, or is there some pitfall.

    http://www.wellmanager.com/pump_chamber_dug_wells.htm

    thanks,
    rick
     
  2. sammyhydro11

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  4. rick.a

    rick.a New Member

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    The pump is in a well house that is not heated and it tends to freeze up. But a sub would be down the well shaft below the freeze line.
     
  5. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    Never used one of those "PumpChambers" but, the Wellmanager people are good and I am sure it will work.
     
  6. rick.a

    rick.a New Member

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    Valveman,
    Thanks for the feedback. This product looks like the perfect thing for my wide shallow well. But I needed some type of positive assurance before getting it.
    I'll probably wait till I need to replace my jet pump before doing the switch, but might just get it to be "ready," since pumps rarely fail at a convenient time.
     
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