Well -- a couple of you did answer the question.....and the comment
about the vent pipe only being a fraction of an inch makes a lot of
sense, so I think I am good to go with the mock rock and the drilled
holes. I'm screening the holes to keep out the wasps/yellowjackets in
Don't know anything about the actual codes, I do know all the wells
I've seen around here that have been drilled in the last decade or so
all look like that one in the picture link I posted. The picture is
taken from the opposite side of the casing, but you can see the white
PVC water pipe and the gray electric conduit exiting the top of the
casing and going underground.
Can't see the vent too well on the photo, but I can barely make it
Anyway, we seldom get below freezing here (it does happen though),
which is why I wanted to insulate the pipes.
And, yes you do see some creative covers for the casing/pipes. Mock
dog houses, mock "crank-up the bucket" wells, Mock gnome houses, etc.
I considered those, but the rock has three eight-inch spikes and I
will "set it" in the dirt, so while it will be relatively stable, it
will be easy to remove and provide wide open working space if it is
Thanks for the help.