Nick on the North Carolina Coast for a successful well!
Nick's well is 20 feet deep. He has a three foot long screen
at the bottom of his well with not a lot of room for a cone of
depression - his standing water level is
15 feet! He reports 2 to 3 GPM with his hand pump.
Check it out!
Handpump setup showing
horizontally mounted checkvalve. Note how he has the ability to
prime the entire pipe - both above and below the
Nick uses an Oasis
WP2 shallow well pump. It is from Oasis Pumps Manufacturing Co. 3001
Curtis Rd. Mt. Vernon, IN 47620, 812-783-2146.
The picture above is from their website and highlights some of the
features of the pump. Their website at
Shed for the well under construction.
Nick's shed for his well He just removes the
corrogated sections to access the pump and well.
Nick reports slight leakage from his checkvalve. This
occasionally happens when the checkvalve is mounted in the
horizontal position. He plans to put in another well with a
checkvalve in the vertical position. Here is a drawing he sent
which provides for easy priming both above and below the checkvalve.