Thanks to everyone for all the good advice. Now, after all this hard work, guess what... the well seems to be in pretty bad shape. We turned the pump back on and it only ran for maybe a half and hour before the well went dry. Like I said before, the well is about 160 ft, we put the 1 hp pump down to about 135 ft and the static level was 80 ft. It pumped down below the pump level in about a half hour, we then checked the next day and it had come back up to the 80 ft level. Again we pumped it down then checked it, it seemed to come back up maybe 3 or 4 feet an hour. We are still getting a little sand but otherwise the water looks good. We are going to try and find a well person that is familiar with this area and get some more advice on our next step. I hope something can be down to rehabilitate this well because it is about 400 feet uphill from the house and that is a lot of pipe that is already buried. Oh, about those records everyone is suppose to keep. I had already checked with the state and they couldn't find any records on this well. I certainly appreciate all the advice everyone contributed. I would also be interested in any experiences anyone has had on rehabilitating a well or just what to look out for in having another one drilled. Thanks again.