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    Re: Building a well house

    Looking good, and the pressure of the impending storm isnt helping. Stay hydrated and take frequent breaks. Working like that you can't get enough water in you.
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    The next question is, do I just run a 10/2 UF-B cable from the house panel and connect the pump with a switch, or do I install a 30A sub-panel in the pump house feeding 20A 240V breaker for the pump and a 15 Amp 120V breaker for an outlet and a light? Will I ever need an outlet and a light in the pump house? mmm

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    Re: Building a well house

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    Will I ever need an outlet and a light in the pump house? mmm
    Well, here's the thing about that question, now that you've asked it, if you don't do it, Murphy will make you need it within a week. If you do do it, Murphy will laugh and you'll never need it.

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    Re: Building a well house

    A light would be an easy heat source in the winter time. Don’t want your pump to freeze up.

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    Re: Building a well house

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy G View Post
    Willem, Bruce made an important point in saying you needed to consider servicing your pump. Depending on your service, you may need access for the well puller to be right next to the well head. We had to tilt my well house over when I had my pump pulled. Some of the services had a sort of crane to reach over the well head, so you would need access overhead-maybe have a roof panel removable.

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    When I built a wellhouse on a farm we owned I built it with a slanted roof that pivoted up to allow pulling the pump. Hasn't been needed yet but the new owner will appreciate it someday.

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    Re: Building a well house

    Quote Originally Posted by kelLOGg View Post
    When I built a wellhouse on a farm we owned I built it with a slanted roof that pivoted up to allow pulling the pump. Hasn't been needed yet but the new owner will appreciate it someday.

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    Too late now, the pump house is up. I should not have a problem pulling the pump though, there is direct access to the pump via a 6'8" door and the pump hangs on a Poly 1" pipe which has enough flex to bend through the door.

    I specified and selected the pump, so it is guaranteed to be trouble free until I vacate the land in my new wheelchair. (Just jokin)

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    Re: Building a well house

    Willem, you will need some sort of heat either a lamp or heat tape in the winter. Also, it would be nice to have an outlet there if you ever need to plug in a tool for some reason.

    Roy G

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