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PUMP SUPPORT - WELL CAP ASSEMBLY

 
 

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Support To Hold Up Your Hand Pump So It Won't Fall In Your Well.

READ THIS PART CAREFULLY: There are 3 ways to do this.

#1 MY CHOICE: You can use a ProPlumber Cast Iron Well Seal from Lowes for about $25. Ready to use.

#2. Use PVC "End Cap" from Home Depot. Make sure it is Schedule 40 and try to find a flat topped one and not domed. If you have a 4"  casing, get a 4" End Cap. if you have a 6" well casing, get a 6" End Cap. See illustration below on how to assemble.

#3 is the easiest, it's simply a piece of notched wood as seen below.

The important thing to remember is that you need a support to keep the larger 1" Thin Wall casing pipe from falling into your well. Once the larger casing pipe is secure, the pumping pipe sits inside it and it's also secure. If you choose to make your support from wood, It's Extremely Important That The Cut Out "Notch" Or Hole Fit Snuggly Around The 1" Casing Pipe And Not So Large That The 1" Coupling Can Slip Through.. The 1" Coupling is going to hold up your pump.

 

Purchase the well seal that best fits your needs.

At Lowes - ProPlumber Cast Iron Well Seal - Hole Off Center

At Lowes - ProPlumber Cast Iron Well Seal - Center Hole

 

This Well Seal Installation Courtesy Of Scott in North Carolina

 

 
MY CHOICE Is The ProPlumber Cast Iron Well Seal from Lowes for about $25 They come in 4" or 6" with the center hole fitted for 1" pipe. For 8" wells, it's best to use wood.
 

Or You can use this type and drill your own holes as needed... From Amazon.com

 

 

OR YOU CAN USE PVC END CAP SYSTEM

See Fittings that you will need in the below photo for the Support Section:

 

If you are using the Well Seal from Lowes, use the same instructions as below, Just replace the PVC end cap with Lowes Well Seal...Build the same way using the couplings

   
 

If you choose to make your own well cap out of PVC or wood. you will need an Ryobi 1 3/8" Hole Saw From Home Depot or Lowes,

 

OR YOU CAN USE WOOD: MAKE SURE THE WOOD SUPPORT NOTCH FITS SNUG AROUND THE 1" PIPE...

 

A Nice Wood Support Courtesy Of Dan and Teresa In Illinois

They used 2 pieces of 1" hard wood (grain placed in opposite directions for strength) to build their support. Looks Good.