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Reciprocating, or centrifugal pump lifts greater than 22 feet (sea level) will require a deep-well jet or reciprocating pump. In illustration you will note that upper 10 feet of dug well is filled with earth. A watertight slab is placed over pervious lower section. If you use this type of construction, be sure to include a pipe sleeve large enough to install water pipe and foot valve.
Also install a vent pipe. Cast some hooks in slab so that you will have something to hold on to as you lower it into place. It will be heavy. This type of well is similar to a dug one, except that instead of digging a large hole, you dig one of small diameter. A well borer or earth auger is used to make a hole down to water level.
This system works best in firm sand, clay, or light gravel. The borer looks like a double shovel and has a handle about 4 feet long. As you go down, additional lengths of pipe are added to handle. Digging is done by forcing borer into ground and twisting handle. As double shovel is filled, lift earth out and empty. Keep going till you reach water.
When you find water, line hole with large steel pipe or vitrified tile. Use an internal grapple to lower each section of tile into hole. This lining should extend a little above ground to keep out surface water. Use a concrete platform at top as shown in illustration. The size and type of pump that can be used with this system is same as with dug well described before
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