Olly, R. Wilson, What was the easiest way to determine the water level in your well, i.e. how far down you had to lower your pipe to ensure it was submerged but not lowering further then necessary? Did you experience slack in the line possibly? I have 3 wells on my property, 1 has wiring/piping for the geo and house water, 1 has wiring for monitoring the status of the aquifer but the 3rd is an old well head for an old camp that use to be on the property and is no longer in use. It is shallow compared to the others but has no pump/piping or wiring to worry about and is an open pipe. I was intending on making a tripod like this this summer for this well head. I would love to be able to get to being able to put a solar powered pump in as well but don’t know much about how to set that up so that will be further down the road. This is for our worst case on our property as the pump for our in use daily well is on our generator which we can run for about 7-days before we run out of propane. Then it is tripod bucket time.