well point of well?

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by markmitch, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. markmitch

    markmitch New Member

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    I bought my house approx. three years ago and due to problems my neighbor
    is having I now have questions: How can I find out if I have a drilled well or a wellpoint? I was told it is illegal to sell a home with just a well point.
    I have silt coming into the house, is this normal? Thank you, Mark
  2. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    Find the well head. Measure the size of pipe or pipes sticking up. Silt is not something that should be causing you a problem.
  3. markmitch

    markmitch New Member

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    well head? do you mean the cement cover? Or the pipe coming into the pump?
    My pump is in my basement and the well is out a ways from my house.
  4. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

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    Where is Sammy or Speedbump? What is this "cement cover" markmitch is seeing?
  5. markmitch

    markmitch New Member

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    So are you saying silt should not be coming in? is this more then just putting a filter setup inline or is something else amiss?
  6. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    well

    A drilled well will have a 4" to 6" steel pipe casing with a cover and the pipe coming through it. A point will just be a pipe sticking into the ground.
  7. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

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    If you have a cement cover, you may have a Well Pit. You would have to pull the cover off and go/look down into the abyss to see what you have down there. Pictures are very helpful.

    bob...
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