Alright, my fellow shadetree engineers, time to come up with a safe solution for pulling out my well pump. It sits at 295' below the grade and I need to pull it out to see what's going on with it. I think it's pulling a lot of silt and clogging up the pump stages which in turn causing the motor to trip on overload. There is no short to ground, each winding resistance is within spec so the actual pump head isn't happy. When you have no water to your house, you move into a headless chicken mode but I'm not there yet. I'm going to rent a 500g water trailer from United Rentals and he'll get me a brand new tank so that I can use it for potable water. I'll setup the booster pump at the house to accept gravity fed from this tank and charge up the pressure tank in the house so that the house is back to normal, regardless of the well issues. This will calm things down for me. Pulling the pump requires a boom truck so I'd have to call a local drilling company and pay the $$/hourly rate which I'd like to avoid. Besides, I should have my own solution of pulling out the pump for inspection anyway. I got 15 sticks of 20' long PVC pipes with a pump at the end of it. This is a 1hp/230v 5gpm pump, nothing special. If the pump is toast, I can replace just the "liquid end" aka pump only, if the cost isn't too exorbitant. Local supply house is looking into it but the MSRP is around $600 just for the pump (no motor). I paid $1200 for the whole shebang back in 2011. My thought is to replace just the pump stages instead of the whole thing as this drought continues. Thankfully, the static level of water is at 235' below the surface and the pump is currently sitting at 295' below the surface. However, I might raise the pump ten feet higher to sit at 285' below the surface in order to pick up less junk. I have at my disposal a tractor with a backhoe, a landcruiser, various fab equipment, friends who are super creative, lots of time/patience and a super tiny wallet. I figure I can rig something up to raise the shebang out of the casing like the video shows. Static water pressure + pump weight + 10/3 conductor = prolly close to 300 lbs of dead weight. I don't think my backhoe can extend 20' and beyond in order to pull out 20' stick at a time but I'll see. Maybe I can build an extension on the hoe to achieve the height. Anyway, let me hear your thoughts or see your contraptions for pulling out a pump out of a well casing. I've attached pics of my well house, it's not like most wellhead you're used to seeing. It was well thought out, insulated and heated! Ali Another tool I'd love to be able to rent locally Well Pump Puller | PumpTrax Video link of a pro doing this job in reverse, installing a pump video link of a DIY using a cool tool that I don't think I can rent locally. Biggest difference is that they're using a continuous pipe vs 20' sticks of PVC pipes like what I have.