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  1. #16

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToastedWheatie View Post
    Researching the idea ofa trash pump, it's not going to lift the height I need. Has to do with atmospheric pressure etc. Above my pay grade.
    I was planning on a magnet first. Ill attach my carrot to some pvc first, great idea. Not sure I'll hear it, but worth a try.

    But you just gave me an idea that might work. Drop a wet vac down to just above waterline. attached a suction hose that will reach bottom. Now my "lift" is only a foot or two.
    It will suck up the silt and small objects and discharge the water.
    The bottom of the vacuum will trap the objects ( and silt). The water will get dirty and I'll lose the visibility, but what the heck.

    Thanks!
    it sounds stupid but you can tape a length of clear plastic tube or garden hose to the pinpointer and use the hose to listen..,

    whatever happens, let us know how it turns out. Interesting

    chub
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    If all you want is it cleaned out, the easiest solution is just to call a septic service. They bring out the vac truck. You have a cleaned out well in an hour. Done. I work for a utility company and the VAST majority of our digging now is done with a vac truck. It’s clean, easy, and fast and prevents accidents with things being destroyed with a backhoe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madmox View Post
    If all you want is it cleaned out, the easiest solution is just to call a septic service. They bring out the vac truck. You have a cleaned out well in an hour. Done. I work for a utility company and the VAST majority of our digging now is done with a vac truck. It’s clean, easy, and fast and prevents accidents with things being destroyed with a backhoe
    "Cleaned out" maybe isn't a phrase I should have used.
    The water is crystal clear, and I can see the bottom. Nothing visible.
    I want to "SEARCH" THE BOTTOM, and that involves bringing up the dirt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToastedWheatie View Post
    "Cleaned out" maybe isn't a phrase I should have used.
    The water is crystal clear, and I can see the bottom. Nothing visible.
    I want to "SEARCH" THE BOTTOM, and that involves bringing up the dirt.
    Gotcha. I bet you could still do it with a trash pump or a suction dredge for gold mining. Which are essentially the same thing. Then the inlet hose could be used to mix up the sediment on the bottom sucking it up and depositing it on the ground outside the well and it would be easy to search. In addition who knows what else it could uncover on the bottom.
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