I recently got a used Goulds well pump. I have an existing well in my basement that I would like to use for irrigation. This is how I hooked it up. http://picasaweb.google.com/mikerock92/WellPump?feat=directlink
The water in the pipe is about 20" below the basement floor, so I assumed the pump should be able to suck it out with no problem, but when I tested it out, I only get trickle of water from the outlet ( I hooked up a hose for testing purposes). I'm not sure if I need a check valve also on the input side, but I had the pump on for a good 10 minutes, and it was not spitting out a lot of water. I'm sure the connections are air tight. So now my question is from the pics, did I hook it up right? And how do I know if the pump is good or bad?