Pulling a submersible - not sure if this is right

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by bigdaddy, May 19, 2012.

  1. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy New Member

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    OK I'm a little green at this so please forgive any ignorance on my part. I've gone through all the checks for low pressure issues and now believe that I need to pull the submersible for some checks. I'm using a 1/2 ton electric hoist to pull up but it's not moving. How much lifting power is needed? am I doing something wrong? do all submersibles have the same pitless adapter which requires a straight pull up or is possible the pipe needs to be turned/unscrewed?
  2. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    I know of at least three different styles of pitless and only one pulls up without any special release mechanism. One style needs to be unscrewed and the other style has a crow's foot with release cable.
  3. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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  4. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy New Member

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    Yes looks just like part A - above. I'm still a little unsure how to release it.
  5. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    You need a special tool that goes down through the support pipe and unscrews item F or M.
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    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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  7. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy New Member

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    OK, I see now. Thanks. Now hopefully I didn't already damage it by lifting the whole assembly up about one inch.
  8. bigdaddy

    bigdaddy New Member

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    Thanks for the help. local hardware or big box stores didn't have the tool and it didn't want to wait for one to be shipped so I ended up using a 1/2 inch pipe and notched out the center like above and worked fine. Thankfully I didn't do any damage all is working good now.
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