several foot valves stuck in well casing!

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by debrakgill2007, May 3, 2010.

  1. debrakgill2007

    debrakgill2007 New Member

    May 3, 2010
    I need to know what breaks down the leather seals on the foot valves and how to remove them myself. Can you push them through to the screen? How big is a screen? Do i even have a screen? Darn foot valves are keeping me from my water.....HELP!!!
  2. shacko

    shacko Master Plumber-Gas Fitter

    Jan 22, 2006
    Master Plumber-Gas Fitter
    Rosedale, Md
    I don't seem to be getting what your problem is >>> several foot valves stuck in well casing!<<<, I don't know how you have several foot valve stuck in the well casing, dosen't make any sense.

    With a foot valve that goes bad you just replace it, you would have it in your hand and know it has a screen.

    You do know that the foot valve is at the bottom of the well, don't you? You have to pull your well line.
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  4. masterpumpman

    masterpumpman New Member

    Mar 26, 2007
    Consult and Teach Well Drilling Internationally
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Your question is a little vague. Leather usually lasts for years however any sulphur in the water will cause the leather to harden in a short time. Most chek valves and foot valves today don't have leather flappers. Please explain your situation a little more in detail.
  5. justwater

    justwater Well Drilling/Service

    May 13, 2010
    sounds like maybe he is talking about a deepwell jet assembly with foot valve on bottom??
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