On this page we will explain how a Goulds single pipe
jet pump works and a few common problems, that are simple to solve.
I call any well pump that is not a submersible pump a
A shallow well up to about 100 feet deep can use a jet
pump with just a single pipe, with a foot valve at the bottom of the well,
deeper wells require a pump with 2 pipes and a special fitting on the bottom.
It is really is best to have a pro help you with a 2
pipe jet pump, they can be very difficult to troubleshoot, when it comes to
dealing with the pipes and fittings going into the well. and if a well is to
deep you need to go with a submersible pump.
Some problems are common on both single pipe and two
pipe Gould jet pumps.