Installation for the Simple Pump hand pump continued...
Section 2: Do It Yourself, or Call a Professional?
Before considering whether to perform this installation yourself, you need to first determine what type of well cap is on your existing well casing.
NO PIPE THROUGH THE WELL CAP
If your well cap does not have pipe from the submersible passing up through the middle, you have a pitless adaptor. You can quite possibly the installation yourself. You should be comfortable with both simple plumbing tasks and electrical wiring. With the wiring, you will disconnect your existing submersible well pump wiring under the cover and reconnect it through the new cover.
You MUST be certain the power is disconnected while you are working. The line supplying power to submersibles almost always carry 240 volts. ELECTRICITY CAN KILL! DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PERFORM THIS WORK UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING.
If you have the skills required to safely disconnect and connect power to the submersible (cut, splice and reconnect), the installation is really quite simple.
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED #1: Whatever your water level, two people should install the Simple Pump.
STRONGLY RECOMMENDED #2: If your water level is deeper than about 200 feet, we recommend professional installation. Each length of drop pipe is about 5 lbs. So at 200 feet water level, you eventually handle 130 lbs. At 350 water level, it would be 215 lbs. We can’t of course know what weight you and your helper will be able to handle.
SUBMERSIBLE OUTPUT PIPE THROUGH THE WELL CAP
If your cover has pressure piping that passes through it and continues to your house system, it is best to employ a pump installer to at least install the Simple Pump well cap. Your pump installer has equipment to lift the cover with the attached string of pipes and pump, swap your current cap for the Simple Pump cap, and then place the pump set back in the casing with the new cap.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THIS TYPE OF COVER UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING!