Question about Flotec Corrosion Resistant Shallow Well Jet Pump 1/2HP, 8GPM

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Piston pump on my sand-point works well with plenty of suction, seems my point is blocked, is there any way to solve this problem without removing?? Michael walshmp@magma.ca

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  • walshmp Jun 30, 2009

    It,s a sand point well, the point is the pipe that goes into the ground/sand which I believe is clogged.

    I am looking for away to unclogg this part.



    Thanks

  • walshmp Jun 30, 2009

    Thank you for your reply it is most helpfull. If I pull the point how difficult will it be?? Its about 14ft into the ground and if I manage to get it out how much trouble can I expect to get it back in.. Thanks.

  • walshmp Jul 02, 2009

    Great help. Thanks

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Please clarify "point". Do you mean the output port?
If there is suction and it is working well - how/why do you feel the outlet is plugged?

In what application are you using this pump?

Please use the "Continue with this Expert option" to reply to these questions.

Thanks!!

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    blueextc3221 Jun 30, 2009

    Your screen is probably getting plugged up and may need to be pulled if treating with Nu-Well tablets does not help.



    There is a product called Nu-Well tablets. They are made by the Johnson company and are designed especially for treating encrusted well screens. The work is done at the screen by a slow dissolving tablet. Water must be added to the well continuously for them to work good as they must be dissolved to make the acid that does the actual work.



    You defined your well as a point well, so I would assume there is no check valve in the well. If there is, you will have to pull the point. If the well is 1-1/4" it has no checkvalve in it. If it is 2" it could have a Bremer check on top of the screen which will render the Tablets useless.

    Most well drillers' supply stores carry the tablets....

    But if you are having a hard time finding them in your area - i KNOW BJW sells them....



    BJW Berghurst & Sons
    Holland, Michigan.
    616-772-2114

    $25.50 per half gallon (More than enough for your use)


    Remember if you have a check valve in that two inch well, don't use the tablets. They won't work.



    Thanks for using FixYa!!

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    blueextc3221 Jul 01, 2009

    I would say once you pull it - there's no way to get it back in - depending on how long its been there of course. It would require a well drill & liner with constant pressurized flow to expel the sand.



    Try the tablets :D



    Thanks for usinfg FixYa!

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    blueextc3221 Jul 02, 2009

    If you feel I've helped you out.... please change your rating to FixYa - so it can be cleared from the work Queue

    Thanks :D


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Hi

The best is to remove the pump cover to remove the clogged and clean the jet pump,. i think this is the best way to solved your problem

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It would depend on how much has clogging you have in your system. For almost all piston pumps, the orifices of the pump would need cleaning. Pressurized air to force impurities out be a nice way to do it, on the engine or on the pipes. Check if it is just the pipes you need to clean out, this for sure you may not need to take out the engine. If the pipes checked out OK that would be the time to check out the engine.

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