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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-17-08 12:38 PM
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28. Great idea for a pump cover.
Edited on Fri Oct-17-08 12:41 PM by Dover

I have a friend with a small acreage and a well. She was showing me around and pointed to a
small boulder and said, "And there's the pump". I looked at her puzzled and we walked over to it.
She then lifted the 'boulder' to reveal that it was fake and hollow. It was the cover for her
pump! She had insulated it on the inside (she had sprayed insulation onto the walls of the inside).
Anyway, I just thought that was brilliant. Very accessible, light weight, natural looking, AND it
provided the pump with all the protection it needed.

Her other pump equipment was in a separate place (I can't remember what it's called...maybe a pressure pump?) that held about 30 gallons at a time.
She had built a small shed to protect it and the electrical switches for it, and had a heat lamp in there for the occasional freeze.
I guess they didn't make fake boulders big enough to cover that... :P
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  -I have a question for those of you with wells. mexicoxpat  Aug-05-08 08:47 PM   #0 
  - Depends on the whether; if it will freeze get a COVER! NT  carp   Aug-05-08 08:49 PM   #1 
  - when I was a kid, we had a little wellhouse built of Breeko blocks, with a slightly  yellowdogintexas   Aug-05-08 08:50 PM   #2 
  - we had to drill for a well.  sweets   Aug-05-08 08:52 PM   #3 
  - It should be covered so its not in direct sunlight  DJ13   Aug-05-08 08:55 PM   #4 
  - Yes, I have a well.  lumberjack_jeff   Aug-05-08 08:56 PM   #5 
  - If the pump is a submersible model.....  blue sky at night   Aug-05-08 08:57 PM   #6 
  - Try these folks  LiberalEsto   Aug-05-08 08:57 PM   #7 
  - I've almost always have had a well. I do have a small pump  bluesmail   Aug-05-08 08:59 PM   #8 
  - This thread has answered a question that's been bothering me for YEARS!  hedgehog   Aug-05-08 09:01 PM   #9 
  - Do it AFTER getting another opinion  elfin   Aug-05-08 09:10 PM   #10 
  - Be sure the test includes potential evidence of contamination by chemicals  HereSince1628   Aug-05-08 09:14 PM   #11 
  - Also, while they are down there -  elfin   Aug-05-08 09:32 PM   #12 
  - Thanks for all the great replies.  mexicoxpat   Aug-05-08 09:42 PM   #13 
     - What ever you use to cover the well head and pump  TexasProgresive   Aug-05-08 09:56 PM   #14 
        - Thanks!  mexicoxpat   Aug-05-08 10:03 PM   #15 
  - Hi, Neighbor!  bvar22   Aug-06-08 04:27 PM   #16 
  - Actually, the first pic of the well looks pretty good.  mexicoxpat   Aug-06-08 06:38 PM   #17 
     - Hot...hot...Dry....dry....  bvar22   Aug-07-08 10:55 AM   #19 
        - Yep....exactly like Brad Pitt...ha!  mexicoxpat   Aug-07-08 11:59 AM   #20 
  - I have a well. It's my 2nd.  LWolf   Aug-06-08 09:25 PM   #18 
  - Over the years we have owned and lived on 8 proprieties that had wells.  newfie11   Aug-07-08 12:00 PM   #21 
  - We have a pump on ours  47of74   Aug-10-08 05:34 PM   #22 
  - WELL PROGRESS UPDATE  mexicoxpat   Aug-11-08 07:11 PM   #23 
  - You might want to witch it before you drill.  newfie11   Aug-12-08 02:43 PM   #24 
  - Well in!  mexicoxpat   Aug-30-08 10:17 PM   #25 
  - Glad to hear that you're all set.  LWolf   Sep-01-08 07:17 PM   #26 
  - Good to hear your well is up and running.  pengillian101   Sep-07-08 05:10 PM   #27 
  - Great idea for a pump cover.  Dover   Oct-17-08 12:38 PM   #28 
     - I was just trying to envision a fake boulder big enough  LWolf   Oct-17-08 05:43 PM   #29 
        - lol! That would be one big fake boulder.  Dover   Oct-18-08 02:57 AM   #30 
           - I have a well head like that. It sits near the pump house.  LWolf   Oct-18-08 10:28 AM   #31 
 

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