My Teel submersible pump died. Without my prior knowledge a tenant filled a
10,000 gallon pool twice in one month. Two months later the pump motor
windings opened. I now find that the motor oil leaked out into my well. I
hope most of the oil is in the casing. I pulled out a pint by repeatedly
dropping down a towel and ringing out the oil.
It may be that it is an edible type of oil.
What do you think I should do???
Thanks for your comments, Henry
Obviously you would not ingest the water or use it for food or beverage
production until you know what oil is used; and I don't believe it is
food grade but it would be nice to know. Call the motor manufacturer and
Quality Water Associates
Teel has responded to a state inquiry saying they have used edible oil but
the state comment was that their test indicated otherwise. I don't expect
that I would get a true answer from them. Lots of well motors are now using
water to lub. the bearings.
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