Once the pipe column was located McCarthy Well had to fabricate a jig to fish for the column so the pump could be retrieved. Success happened last week and after a few days of removing the column pipes, 10 ft at a time, the pump was finally removed today. Most of the shaft, rubber gaskets and spiders were all destroyed. At this time we do not know what is repairable and if replacing with a new pump will be necessary. The entire process has been quite slow and thankfully we have had a break in the weather as well as a few rain events to help us manage our irrigation needs.
Camera being lowered down the well casing
View from the camera inside the truck
Fabricated jig built to fish the pipe column that was resting at 316ft.
Success. This Vertical Turbine Pump has 7 bowls and has the ability to pump 900gpm when its completely maxed but we only run it at 700 gpm. McCarthy Well will now take the pump back to their shop to inspect and determine what the next course of action will be.