- Apr 15, 2010
Well the well itself won't freeze and the pump is located at the bottom of the well. You could always wrap the exposed piping in pipe insulation of just put a well head cover over the entire thing. That'll keep the wind off.
Originally Posted by danez_yoda
This is a back country Louisiana "good buddy" install. From the well is about 10 feet from the house. The pump is right next to the house. The well sticks above the ground about a foot then goes back down in the ground. That underground run ((??? how deep??)) to the pump on the side of the house. It comes up into the pump then to the tank which is right beside the pump. Then from the tank into the house. Looks sort of like this but it is right next to a brick house and the plumbing work is not nearly as neat but it gets there. There is a 2x4 frame box build around it with an old tarp around it. We leave one side open to prevent the pump from overheating in the summer (100+ degrees) Don't know if it needs it since there is 60 degree water flowing through the pipes it is pumping but this is just a precaution. never tested it. just last week I had to call my cousin to get him to go over there to look things over. My "dont want to bother anyone" mom told him ooohh that's ok its muddy over there and I don't want you to get yourself dirty for that little thing. Then fed him some Okra gumbo and sent him on his way. SMH!!!!! Had to call both of them on a conference call and let them know a freeze was coming and this needs to be done. I paypaled my cousin $50 to make it official so my mom would not block him again. SMH!!. the problem is she wont turn off the light when it warms up and it will run all year long and probably burn out before next winter. Thats why I want a thermostat based model. Some good ideas already presented that I will look into. I wanted to get some ideas so next time I'm down, I can take care of that with a maintenance free solution so I don't need to worry about it going forward.