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WATER PUMPS, TANKS, TESTS, WELLS, REPAIRS
WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES
WATER CONTAMINANT LEVELS
WATER FILTERS, HOME USE
WATER HAMMER NOISE DIAGNOSE & CURE
WATER ODORS, CAUSE CURE
WATER PUMP REPAIR GUIDE
WATER PRESSURE LOSS DIAGNOSIS & REPAIR
WATER PUMP SHORT CYCLING
WATER SOFTENERS & CONDITIONERS
WATER TANK REPAIR PROCEDURES
WATER TANK: USES, TROUBLESHOOTING
WATER TESTS, CONTAMINANTS, TREATMENT
WATER TREATMENT EQUIPMENT CHOICES
WELLS CISTERNS & SPRINGS
WELL CHLORINATION & DISINFECTION
WELL FLOW RATE
WELL WATER PRESSURE DIAGNOSIS
WELL YIELD IMPROVEMENT
WINTERIZE A BUILDING
How to locate a water well or well casing: this article describes how to find a water well at a property. We describe a series of steps and methods that can help find the well when its location is otherwise not obvious. Finding the well without having to dig up the property like a madman can be important when well or well piping, pump, or foot valve repairs are needed or when we need to sanitize or shock the well.
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3/24/2014 Ted said:
How do i know if my foot valve is bad on a two line system. and how do I find the well opening.
Reply: How to Find a Water Well:
If your well and pump system keeps losing prime that's a good clue that there may be a bad foot valve (or a leak in well piping).
I can't know where your well is located, but there are some common approaches starting by noticing where well piping exits the building, inspecting the site for places we would NOT put a well (like near a septic field), contacting well drillers to ask who drilled the well (often they have records of its location), inspecting the site for obvious clues (depressions, well casing visible above ground), and ultimately, using equipment to follow well piping.
In addition to some practical suggestions I'll make in a moment, here are some related "how to find" articles that give useful techniques for finding a component that is not in plain sight. All of these "how do I find ..." topics use similar thinking and approaches, combining a search for records or sketches, an inspection of the site for reasonable locations where the well or septic component or buried tank might be located, and if necessary the use of equipment or even modest excavation.
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