Posted 4/7/2021 18:43 (#8938530 - in reply to #8938498) Subject: RE: Drilled well and pitless adapter question
central - east central Minnesota -
kipps - 4/7/2021 18:16 I replaced a submersible pump today, and evidently I bumped the pitless adapter enough to crack a rusty iron pipe that was attached to it on the outside of the well casing. This iron pipe ran for about one foot, before transitioning into the typical black poly pipe that we usually use underground. Is that iron pipe necessary for any reason? Can I just run poly pipe directly to a barbed/threaded adapter, and into the pitless adapter? Doing so would definitely cut out the rust issue that I experienced. I'm assuming I can't simply unscrew the iron pipe from the brass pitless adapter, because of corrosion. I'll likely have to replace the whole thing. Do you have any tips or tricks for removing and installing a pitless adapter without dropping stuff down the well? I've never done this step of the process before at all.
There are several YouTube vid's on pitless adapters and how to install/fix. Not rocket science, but I feel a lot more comfortable watching or experiencing the install live. If you can get the pipe off the pitless, then you can get the barbed fitting on it and attach the poly pipe directly to the pitless. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=pitless+adapter+installation .