I've got a dug well that I would like to put a working pitcher pump on
for mostly aesthetic/conversation purposes. . . and would also like
to put a working shallow well pump on to wash cars & such.
The well is about 3' in diameter, and the water is 8' below grade- 15
feet or so water in the well. I've drained it several times with a
sump pump and it refills fairly fast.
Can I just drop a 1 1/4 plastic pipe into the well with a check valve
on the end, then 'T' it to the 2 pumps?
My inclination is to drop 16' of pipe- that will keep me 7-8 feet
above the bottom of the well, but give me plenty of water to work
It is currently covered with a 4" slab of concrete with a 3" PVC plug
in the middle for access. I could drop 2 pipes through the hole if
there is an advantage to keeping things separate, but a single pipe
just seems easier.