How to make a cover for my outdoor well pump?


I have to make a cover for my well-pump housing and it has to be insulated for the winter but leave the pump accessible for maintenance.

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  • Zard Pocleeb Zard Pocleeb on Sep 07, 2018

    Maybe one of those wooden wishing wells would work for you. I see them every now and then when I’m out driving.

    • Mar13635371 Mar13635371 on Sep 08, 2018

      Great idea. I will look around and see consider cost compared to some of the other ideas. Thank you!

  • 16999903 16999903 on Sep 07, 2018

    We had well water years ago before moving. It was out of sight behind bushes, but we had a simple small shed DIY from HD or Lowes. (It was there when we moved in.) It was insulated, but there was also a single electric light bulb that was on a timer for a little warmth. Living in the SW didn't require much.

    Are those requirements you are requesting from your county code dept?

    • Mar13635371 Mar13635371 on Sep 08, 2018

      I don't believe there are any special codes here. Good idea too! I will compare the cost of buying a DIY. I like that it was insulated. Our well is mostly below ground level and we drop a light bulb down close to the pump. It gives just enough heat. I am just not sure if the shed is more than is needed. We are in the SW too. Cost will be the deciding factor. Thank you!

  • Shore grandmom Shore grandmom on Sep 07, 2018

    How about one of those fake boulders that are made to cover mechanicals?

    • Mar13635371 Mar13635371 on Sep 08, 2018

      This sounds like the perfect solution. If it has no inslation, I bet that spray foam insulation will work just right. It also fits the SW surroundings. This sounds like the winning solution for us.

      Thank you!

  • Joan Joan on Sep 07, 2018

    my well house was insulated and I used oil filled heater.

  • We bought a cabin and ours is covered with a fake boulder and some ferns around it.

    • Mar13635371 Mar13635371 on Sep 08, 2018

      We are going to shop for the fake boulder which we think will fit our high dessert surroundings perfectly! Thank you!

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