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Hand dug well pump replacement

how to replace a submersible pump in a hand dug well

Our well pump started having problems this weekend.

It only wanted to stay on for a few minutes, which made me think it was over heating and nearing the end of its life.

The local hardware store had a more powerful FloTec pump priced at 109 dollars that seems to be doing a good job so far. Anna noticed a break in the power cord of the old pump during this operation. We'll fix the cord and keep the old pump as a back up.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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