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What would u do bout drilling a well
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Farmall    Posted 01-03-2005 at 08:04:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]

10 yrs ago, I had the only well driller I know about come out and drill me a well. I told him from the outset I only had $800 to spend, and at $8 a ft that would get me 100ft. Well, he got started, and also the worst rain I been in got started complete with BIG lightening and LOUD thunder. I thought he would quit, I sure wanted to, but he laughed and said he ws grounded better than anybody could be, so with tower in the air 50ft or so, we continued on. He went the whole 100 and hit salt. Well after pipeing it and laying the pea gravel, and getting all put away to leave , and after getting paid, he said he had hit good water at 30ft, but thought it wouldnt be enough to do me. Hell, anything I got beat nothing, and sure beat what I had had. I tried pumping it out. no go. Tried filling it back with concrete to 40ft. No go, so that was the end of that. Well, After a few more years, I had money to do it again. He still was the only one I knew about, so out he cxame again. I had witched both places, and due South I had a pond with a spring in it. Well, he set up and went down 170 some feet, and then started taking samples and wailing that it was all bad, and we was wasteing my money. Finally I said the heck with it. Well, we let that hole go. He went WAY off to the near edge of my property near the neighbors well, and due South of the pond and drilled again. He said he hit water at 148ft. and they was going to go another 10 for a reserve, I said fine, I had to go to church, and we would settle up later. When later came, I found he had drilled 187ft. I dont have elect up there and so it has never been pumped out. Id really like to drill another down where the second was drilled, but ive heard that the second will foul out a near drilled well. I want to build a barn near that site, and if I do, I gotta get the well drilled first. SO, iffn it was you, other than find another driller (Who might be as bad), what would you do??? Thanks for the answers head of time


wakefield    Posted 01-04-2005 at 04:03:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
what is the deapth of your neighbors well's and who drilled them. do you need the water for house?
why did you drill where you can't pump from?
i know people who have increased water output by putting suction on well... i know people who have increased size of ponds and filtered water and pumped in house for comode and washer water.


MikeT    Posted 01-03-2005 at 15:12:28       [Reply]  [Send Email]
My dad and I cleaned out a spring when I was a kid. Found a snapping turtle buried deep in the mud that was about 18" in diameter. Big Sucker!

My place is south of Locust Grove OK. The spring will flow 5 gallons a minute all year long. I have a 1" PVC line buried up to the spring and the other end of the PVC will fill up a 5 gallon bucket in about 1 minute. Keep it going all year long.

My hand dug well is 6' diameter, rock lined, and 40' deep. But, after pumping 100 gallons, I have to wait for a couple of hours for it to fill back up to the top of the pump . Hence, the purpose of the pipe up to the spring.


farmall    Posted 01-03-2005 at 12:40:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]

The spring is a weak one, as most seem to be here in Okla. I rather wonder why that is to, as, where I lived in NE Kansas, I had a creek that was alive with springs that flowed year around, as most did up there. This one goes dry between the end of July and the end of Sept thereabouts. I keep the pond fenced and use it as water for hogs. It never gets but around 2/3ft deep at the highest and goes down from there, and thats in late spring.


MikeT    Posted 01-03-2005 at 09:12:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Why not just clean out the spring? I have a spring on my place and I syphon water from it to replentish my hand dug well about 200 yards away (downhill).


mark    Posted 01-03-2005 at 09:32:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
My house water comes from a spring that
flows into a collection tank then we pump from
the tank to the house.

The tank also has an overflow that runs to a
series of lower tanks that were used years
ago for watering critters. The water runs year
round even in -40 weather.


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