After wrecking my back and having a couple of days on the couch to think about it ,I came up with a humanly possible way of pulling a deep well pump without using a tractor ,winches ,tripods or anti-gravity gizmos . At first I thought it was stuck downhole ,cuz no matter how hard I pulled ,it would only sort of stretch ,but not really come up .During one of those 'exertion - gas producing' yanks in the damp dark hole I admitted defeat after hearing a dull paralysis-inducing click in my back . But by God ,I was born with opposable thumbs ,I was going to conquer this . Why isnt it coming up ? Because something is holding it down . Either its stuck in rust/collapsed pipe/sand ,or its that stupid gravity thing again do some quick math : (we do the metric thing up here,so bear with me ) 3.14 x R squared x Length = 3.14 x 1.27^2 x about 40 Meters = 3.14 x 1.61 x 4000 cm = 20258 cc ,or about 200 Liters of water in that 120 feet of 1" PVC pipe Since the stuff weighs 1Kg (about 2.2Lbs) a liter ,I have 200Kg ,or about 440 pounds of water sitting in that PVC pipe ,along with another 60 pounds of pipe/pump/wire .The 500 pound Lady had sung . No wonder I couldnt lift it far ... Step 2 : Defying Gravity Disconnect pipe where it goes into the well so you could look straight down it if it wasnt so dark and scary. I took an old very long (100') garden hose ,cut the ends off ,jammed it all the way into the PVC pipe with one hand (use both hands ,its easier) ,while with the other hand I figured that I'd need about 9.81x40M ,or 400kPa (or 56PSI) +10% pressure . I connected to other end of the hose to an old 100L propane bottle that I'd filled up to 65PSI with air (Dont do this at home) at a local gas station ,and opened the valve . At first nothing (at which point I looked into the hose ,StUpId Idea) ,then a faraway rumbling sound ,then Old faithful erupted ,and I finally got a nice cold shower after 2 days of no water ,most of that 400 punds of water was expectorated from the dark abyss . Of course ,now that the whole clump only wheighed in at 75 pounds ,it was no more difficult than dragging a reluctant teenager 120 feet to do chores. After a few victory gyrations I found the problem was a frayed wire (every time your pump starts ,it does an equal and opposite jerk in the opposite direction of rotation ,new pumps have soft start & dont do this) ,this had worn through the insulation ,and the hard water had taken care of the rest . I re-made the connection (rosin-core solder and rubber splicing tape (not black tape)) ,made for a quick fix . I can raise an eyebrow ,and wiggle both thumbs ,AND mean it ,too.