Our well pump quit working. The well drillers have tried everything to get it out. They say the liner or casing is crooked. We have eplaced the pump before without any problem. What are the possible reasons we cannot remove the pump from the well? It is over 600 feet deep. Could the ground have shifted to make it impossible for the pump to be removed, or do you think there may be another solution?
One well driller and one pump repair man have tried to get the pump out of the ground without success. They say the casing is crooked. What else could be wrong? We cannot afford a $30,000 repair bill. Do you have any suggestions?
We've rigged up a temporary water system above ground. At least it gets water into the house.
How do you feel about above ground cisterns and are they expensive? Is there a fairly inexpensive way of doing solar for a deep well of around 700 feet? Maybe there is a system out there that you may know about and could pass on the information to me. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Do you know of any other way to get water into the house inexpensively or solar or cistern. I'm not familiar with the cost, but the well driller wants $30,000. That's way out of reach for us.
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Then, are you saying we would not have to pull the pump that is stuck in the well? We could use an above ground jet pump to pump out the water, even though the current pump is stuck on the casing?
Yes it is possible to do this depending on the location of the stuck pump in relation to the water level in the well. Also you may be able to sneak another waterline down past the existing pump to achieve this. It is possible and has been done before. It's just very uncommon!
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