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Well house or put pump in house?

 
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I live in Northern Wisconsin and have a sandpoint well (22 feet down, 1/14" pipe) that we just replaced. My question is to build a well house for the pump or run the pipe inside the house and put the pump inside?
 
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Hey, a fellow northern Wisconsinite.  Welcome to Permies!

How far is the sand point from the house?  Is there a line to the house currently?  Where was the old pump?

Depending slightly on those answers, I'd run the well to the house (4+ feet deep) and put the pump in the house.  You'll hear the pump come on and off which is good and bad.  Good because you know if something's going wrong with it and it won't freeze up in the winter.  Bad cuz it makes noise.  

I think a well house would have to be heated or buried or something to keep from freezing solid in the winter.
 
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The pump is about 15 to 20 feet from house. The old well and pump were in the basement.
 
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My well and pump are in the basement which I like.  It's a walkout so it's "legal".  

In your case, I'd trench the line to the house and put the well pump near where the old one was for ease of wiring and plumbing.  Or anywhere in the basement so it will stay warm.
 
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What do you suggest for the pipe running from the well to the house?
We used some black plastic 1" stuff but I think it collapsed under the weight of the back fill only a couple of feet for now, it had 2" pink board on top of it, there depth is 5 feet.
I'm  thinking of sleeving the pipe with 2 inch pvc to keep it from collapsing. Also the DNR website said to put in a tee and run the well pipe up 12 inches over ground. I assume that is to shock the well in the future...
 
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I'm not sure what's recommended.  I'd think the heavy duty black plastic pipe that comes on a 100' roll (irrigation pipe) would be strong and flexible enough.  BUT I don't know if it's "food grade".  I'd be a bit leery of anything rigid in case the ground settles after it's buried.  

I'm not sure why they want the 12" extension.  Maybe so people will know there's a well there?  Or for putting stuff down it (shocking).  Or to check water depth vs driven depth.  I think they have suggestions or requirements for how deep the well needs to go beneath the water line so that would give them a way to check it?

Sleeving with pvc sounds like a great idea to me.
 
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