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Old 8/19/08, 2:44 PM
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Question What is a Point Well?

What is a point well.
What considerations should I be thinking of when inspecting one?
I'm assuming it's some type of water well, but im not 100%.


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Old 8/19/08, 3:05 PM
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Default Re: What is a Point Well?

At the risk of sounding arrogant and sarcastic, which although I am this is not intended to be...

If you don't fully understand it, don't inspect it till you do.

This is a start: http://hydrology1.nmsu.edu/hydrology/wellpoint.htm



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Default Re: What is a Point Well?

Are you speaking of a driven well that uses a sand point?

Shallow well less than 25 feet.



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Default Re: What is a Point Well?

Mike,

Must be a well point. Used for driven wells, as you said. Can go deeper than 25 feet, depending on conditions. Uses a packer assembly to allow water from the pump down the pipe, where it changes direction n the assembly and heads up a 2nd route. A pipe within a pipe with nozzle and venturi in the packer. System uses a 2-pipe jet-pump.
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Thanks for the clarification Joe,



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Matthew, listen to Joe he knows his wells.
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