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Our pump fell into our well casing when a wildfire destroyed our homestead. The top of the well casing melted and dropped the pump into the well. We attempted to have it pulled up. Unfortunately it got tangled in the electrical wires and is now stuck 50’ from the top. My question is? How bad would it be to have the pump and wires punched down and abandoned in the bottom of the well? Our well is 275’ deep, standing water is at 100’. Our pump use to sit at 160’. Thank you for any input.
 

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We attempted to have it pulled up
Is the company you hired responsible for the stuck pump and tangled wires?

At that depth, I'd get a second well drillers opinion.
 

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Is the company you hired responsible for the stuck pump and tangled wires?

At that depth, I'd get a second well drillers opinion.
Thank you for your reply. I’m not worried about responsibility. This wasn’t a normal pull. There was noting at the well head to pull from, they had to fish down 140’, more or less, and grab something to pull.
 

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I would have a well driller come and pull the casing. If it is stuck at 50', that is only three joints of casing. This is why the top section of casing should be steel. Even if plastic casing doesn't get burned or run over by something, exposure to sunlight will break it down, and it will fail.
 
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