Guess it depends on where you live. My 4", 120' deep well with 1HP
submersible pump was $2000 including digging, casing and pressure tank.
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The other responses mention drilling...you indicate ONLY that the pump was
Anything more than $800 was total rip off. You can buy 1/2 hp submersible
deep well pumps all day long for under $350. Replacing my 1/2 hp pump and
wiring was $700...around 200ft. deep.
I'm a Gould's dealer (among others) and I do pump and pressure tank
replacements including new drop pipe (tubing), j-bodies, fittings, cable
etc.. I have a 4x4 truck outfitted for just pump work and my wife and I with
our pump pulling machine can pull from down to 600'. So what brand pump did
you/they use for the $700?
Anyone can go to the big box stores and buy a lower quality submersible pump
for under $350 and install it themselves but.. they can't buy the cable and
splice kit, new tubing (drop pipe) and correct cable and new fittings for
that amount and then get top quality. usually the cable will be the lowest
priced and so will the tubing. No submersible should be hung on anything
less than 160 psi rated. And that's only to about 300'; 200 psi over that
assuming PE tubing. And the grade should be the highest; like Endopure. And
I'll tell ya that the big box places aren't selling close to the best.
His drop pipe may have been galvanized pipe. Maybe 1" or 1.25" and maybe
they had to use a derrick truck. And we don't know where he's from. NE is
going to be in his price range although I think it's very high. So placing
an $800 limit on 300' using a Gould's pump is unrealistic IMO.
Personally I think they took you unless there was a lot of extra work done
that you haven't mentioned. A simple pull and replace shouldn't have taken
more than 3-4 hours and you should have the best quality drop pipe,
stainless steel fittings and pump and the 5 year Prosurance pump warranty
plus one year on their work. IMO the charge should have been $800 to $1500
depending on where you live. More than that should not be justifiable.
Unless they excavated and replaced the underground line, cable and maybe
pitless adapter. Then it would be a fair price.
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