What is the best way to bore a 4 inch well on a budget?

Discussion in 'Pumps and Tanks Well Forum & Blog' started by sticks22, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. sticks22

    sticks22 New Member

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    I thought that I could try using a motorized post hole digger with some pipe added to extend further into the ground. Then I was going to slide a 4 inch pvc pipe into the hole for the casing.
    Is this a good option or should I just try a drive point well? I am trying to gain the most water I possibly can!

    sticks
     
  2. cacher_chick

    cacher_chick Test, Don't Guess!

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    I think we need a little more info.....

    How deep is your water table? Do you plan on drinking this water?

    20 feet of pipe in the ground around here won't get you anywhere............
     
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  4. sticks22

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    I plan to use the water for my chickens in case the power grid goes down. We share a well with our neighbors. I dont know how deep the water table is. I havent gotten that far yet. Why do you ask? Just curious!
     
  5. speedbump

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    If you don't know these things in advance, your going blind. You should do some research in your area by talking to some of the Well Drillers and neighbors. People who may have shallow wells in their yards. Then find out what method they used.

    bob...
     
  6. sticks22

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    My neighbors to the left have wells that were drilled by a professional drill at 100 feet. Im not sure about my neighbor to our right.
     
  7. speedbump

    speedbump Previous member

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    As a first time DIY'er, I wouldn't be looking to go 100 feet with the best of equipment. It's not something you can just do without prior experience.

    bob...
     
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