Calculate Your Pump System
Please provide as much information as possible so we can give you an accurate list of components needed for your project.
What model pump are you considering?
This will help us to determine which accessories will be needed for your installation and help to a complete quote.
1. What does the top of your well look like?
Choose "With pipes coming out the top" if you have a well that was set up in a warmer climate where freezing pipes aren't an issue.Choose "Without pipes coming out the top" if you have a pitless adapter that is used to have the water line exit the well casing 4' to 5' below the surface to help prevent the pipes from freezing. The well cap on this type of configuration is normally a metal cap with a dog ear on one side to cover the electrical line. Our pumps will work on either type of well. Our ABS well seals will work on wells with or without a pitless adapter. Our "Types of Wells" page gives a more detailed description of different well types.
2. What is the diameter of your well casing?
This measurement will be taken from the inside of the casing so you will have to remove your well seal to determine the diameter. If you are unable to remove your well seal the normally the casin size will be about 1/2" smaller than the size of the seal.
3. What type of pump is currently in your well?
If you selected None then one of our pumps will work in your well if it is as small as 2" in diameter using our HWP or OP-360. If you selected Submersible or Surface Pump then one of our pumps will work in your well if it is at least 4" in diameter. If you selected Surface Pump with Jet then one of our pumps will work if your well is at least 6" in diameter. Once you determine the diameter of your well casing and the type of pump that is installed in your well with pipes coming out the top you can select the correct well seal from our Parts and Accessories Page.
4. How Deep is your well?
This is the actual depth of your well. Important to know but not critical
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5. How deep is your pump or foot valve?
The depth of your pump or foot valve is much more important because the Handy Well Pump needs to rest at least 5' above your existing pump. This is mostly because when a submersible pump starts it creates a certain amount of torque that translates into a twisting motion within the casing. Some pump installers install a torque arrester just above the pump to reduce this motion. In any case it's not a good idea to have our second pump alongside or below a submersible pump. In the case of a foot valve it's also good to keep The Handy Well Pump above it to prevent any potential tangling of the two. Ideally the person who installed your pump has kept a record of how deep your setup is. Usually it is close to the bottom of the well. In a worse case scenario you would have to pull the pump up to see how deep it is.
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6. What is the water level in your well?
Once you know the water level in your well you will be able to determine how long your pump assembly is going to be. Ideally, you want it 15' to 20' below the surface of the water. Sometimes though, in shallower wells, the pump or foot valve may be closer than 25' to the surface of the water. In these situations you will have to make some adjustments in the depth of the Handy Well Pump. At a minimum you want the hand pump 3' to 4' below the surface of the water. An installation such as this might restrict your available water depending on the recovery rate of your well. Meaning that you may run out of water in the pump and have to wait for the well to fill a bit before proceeding. Correctly answering questions 3, 4 and 5 will tell you what number of extensions or fittings you will need for your project. We have a number of complete kits already made up to make things simple. All you will have to determine is which model of pump you prefer from our Models page.
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Name- First and last
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Phone number, including area code
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Tell us a bit about your project. Please include which pump model you are interested in.
The more you tell us, the better we can assist you in determining what components you will need. Most installations are fairly simple but occasionally one can be a bit of more complicated. We're here to help
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