"Watersource Stainless Steel Well Point - For 1 1/4in. Pipe, Model# WP3680"
The sand point worked great, and went down with no problems. Of course I have a sand environment.
October 8, 2012
be forewarned...good product...BUT
This item is well constructed and tough. If that was all there was to it, it would be great. But be forewarned, I found this wellpoint to be impossible to drive into my sandy Florida ground using manual methods like sledge hammers and post drivers. It drove down 4 feet and then nothing more could be done manually. If you really want to get to a depth of ten, fifteen or twenty feet you are going to need a commercial grade well point driver, truck or PTO mounted, like a Crowder Rhino PD 140 (at $2450 a pop)....so before you buy any well point materials check first at your local rental store for a heavy duty well point driver system for rent and site your wellpoint in a location easily accessible to heavy equipment. Otherwise you are likely to have a lot of fine wellpoint materials but no well. These things are impossible to drive without proper heavy duty commercial wellpoint driving systems. Then it can be done in half a day.
July 1, 2012
I have searched all over my local area to find a replacement well point for an old sandpoint well at my house to design and build a new sprinkler system. After days of calling around and visiting stores I finally gave up. A few weeks later while flipping through the Northern Tool Catalog I found not only the 11/4 well point but the stainless couplers and a drive cap, I live in an area where the water table is shallow with topsoil, cobble, and gravel. This product is perfect for such conditions where a do it your selfer can install a well point and avoid thousands of dollars paying for a professional. As always products are made for certain applications, and this product is not made for installation in areas of large or solid rock. This product is well made and is a perfect match for my 1/2 hp irrigation pump. I look forward to many years of cheap water for my yard. Thanks to Northern Tool for having products that are hard to find and making ordering a no hassle process..
November 26, 2010
Quality and price
This Watersource Stainless Steel Well Point worked out perfectly, and the price was very competitive as usual at Northern Tool. I have driven many wells in my lifetime and I have to say this was the very first that I did not have a problem with the well point. I drove it over 20 feet at the first location and I wasn't happy with the amount of water available, so I pulled it out of the ground and moved locations. Pulling a well point from the kind of ground we have can cause a lot of problems, including damage to the screen. I have to say that this point was just as good the second time as the first. We started getting water at about 16 feet, I continued to drive the point another 8-10 feet and the water eventually rose to within 11 feet of the surface. Now we have a producing well with excellent water. I can tell you that it is always good to go with Northern Tools, they have not let me down yet.
February 22, 2010
Not for rocky ground
I tried to use this to put in a small shallow well in very rocky ground. In a Word..Dont..
got down about a foot, stopped dead, moved over got down about 18" same story, moved to a third location same results.
by this time I had damaged the threads on the top of th initial shaft.
But would recommend this for you guys in fairly rock free areas, but a bolder pile that I am no, just skip all the hassle and hire a driller.
November 2, 2009
Product worked great, in ground and working fine. Highly recommend
October 19, 2009
Used 1 1/4 drive point, cuplink, pipe and drive cap. Teflon on the threads and pipe wrenchs to tighten it up. And in 3 hrs time the drive point stripped, This should not be used in New England, ground to hard for this product. Was very dissapointed with this product.
July 20, 2009
Overall Good Product
Product worked as promised in desc. No complaints.
August 18, 2008
gardening like crazy
I have recommended this easy to use, well made wellpoint to friends.
the only caveat added, is the lack of locally available footvalves to fit this application. going with the 2" drive point is the best idea and I will order that size next well I drive.
January 16, 2008
Very impressed with quality.Spike head is bonded very securely to the pipe, unlike others I've used.
October 29, 2007