Well Problems after 2 years of operations

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by milkman1, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. milkman1

    milkman1 Network Engineer

    May 9, 2009
    Network Engineer
    San Diego
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    A two year old well with a massive growth where the metal pipe meets the well pump, which resulted in a leak. As the pipes were pulled I saw several sections with heavy rusting spot which is NOT a good sign. Any suggestions on how to fix this situation? I'm mad as hell, any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated.
  2. valveman

    valveman Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Pump Controls Technician
    Lubbock, Texas
    Look under that green tape, the pipe will look like new. Just needed to wrap the pipe with tape instead of just the wire.
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  4. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

    Feb 6, 2011
    Information Technology
    NW Ontario, Canada
    I wonder if anyone has tried using heat shrink tubing? By the looks of the picture, the tape they used was starting to unravel.

    My guess is that the electrical service ground is inadequate and that there was an electrical current via the protection ground causing electrolysis to liberate oxygen from the water.
  5. ShallowWellNovice

    ShallowWellNovice New Member

    Sep 22, 2011
    Southeastern NC
    Does anyone know why a shallow well pump will produce a strong stream of water for 15 seconds and then die where no water flows for 8-10 seconds before pumping a strong flow of water for another 15 seconds. The pump will build up pressure and then turn off if I shut off the spigot I have on the outlet side of the pump. I have a small pressure tank installed. The vacuum guage I have installed indicates there aren't any suction leaks. The static water level is 11" with the well at 35'.What am I doing wrong? Any help will be greatly appreciated.
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