Looking for ideas, long story short submersible pump is stuck 40 feet down in four inch steel casing. The electric wire and one inch poly pipe released at the pump. The pipe clamp came up with the pipe, indicating the pipe did not break, it just pulled off. The 3/8 inch poly rope broke, not sure how much is still in the well. Then they tried to drop a steel bar on top of the pump to drive it down. The steel bar tangled into the pump rope, the new rope on the bar broke, so now it is also in the casing. Thinking of welding something like a lag bolt to a steel pipe and try to thread it into the fitting on the pump. If that works and we can pull on the pump again, then drop some hydrochloric acid into the well to dissolve the rust and free the pump. I never did this before, so I'm just sort of winging it here. I think he really needs to remove the bar first, as it may be obstructing the outlet fitting on the pump, precluding threading anything into it. Also thought about welding something like "star" shaped steel disc to the pipe and spin it until it wraps up the rope and we could pull it that way. Any input appreciated. He really can't afford a new well, but they need water. I have 330 gallon tank and a demand pump, I was thinking of putting it on a trailer and connecting it to the house. They couldn't drink it, but at least they could take showers, do laundry, etc.
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