My water table dropped or something and the shallow well in my basement went dry.
Pipe didn’t want to come up so I hand drove it down 5 more feet.
Couldn’t seem to get pump to stay primed so used a pitcher pump…That needed new leather valve.
Trip into city to drop off elec pump to have it checked out, then to hardware to buy only new leather valve they had.
Back home, installed new leather in pitcher pump, tried it out but it didn’t work. Set pump in bucket of water to soak leather for several hours. Tried it again and pumped some really muddy/sandy water (about 4 gallons). Hand pump keeps loosing prime, so set it back in the bucket and will try it again tomorrow.
The amount of dirt I pumped up has me thinking I may have a hole in the screen. Still a possibility I may have to pull it all out. Should move easier now that it has been loosened up form driving it down.
On the bright side I did manage to install a new light in the washer/dryer room today…