There are some homes within the United States that use a well pump to supply water to their homes. This water is then filtered through a system that removes all the minerals and elements and provides clean drinking water. There does, however, come points in time where the well pump fails and the water supply you are accustomed to has disappeared. With a few tools handy, here are the proper instructions on how to replace a well pump and get your house back up to speed with the water it is accustomed to.
Here is a list of the tools that you will need to work on this project:
- Adjustable socket wrenches (Sizes may vary based on broken pump and new replacement)
- Winch for any sub pumps that are farther down in the well beyond reach
- A new replacement Well Pump
- Sanitation Liquid
The first step would involve opening the well cap. Most every type of well cap is held in place tightly with certain forms of hex nuts. Depending on the size, use your socket wrench accordingly to remove the nuts from the well cap and lift the apparatus up to get to the well casing and the pump itself.
Pull the broken sub pump from out of the well casing it is located in. If you are working with a well that is not deep, there is always a possibility to pull it completely out manually. In most opinions, to avoid any possible damage to the well and yourself, a winch would be the optimal choice to use in this situation if available.
Once the old damaged pump is out of the well casing, remove the discharge line from the top of the mechanism. The discharge line is made of a flexible material and connects the submersible pump to the main tank of the house and is used to direct excess water away from the pump. This line must be checked periodically for blockage to avoid any damage and or flooding issues.
The new replacement pump is ready to be attached. When you are purchasing this pump, you need to verify that you are purchasing a proper replacement to what you once had. Certain items to check when picking out a new pump would be the power involved, the gallons per minute rating that the new pump has received and the size itself for the well. Once everything is set, install the pump accordingly based upon instructions found within the box. The recommendations for the frost line need to be followed specifically to avoid damage.
Use a sanitation liquid to flush and clear any debris they may have made its way into the well casing during the replacement process.
Once the pump is attached to the discharge line, use the winch to slowly lower the pump in the well. Once the pump has been securely places into the well casing, place the well cap apparatus back on and secure it accordingly with the hex nuts using the correct sized socket wrench.