A buddy and I have been
studying your site for several months.We teamed up and I decided
to try first, we went with the “Drive a well point down system
I ordered all the stuff well
point, pump, drive couplings, 1.25” galvanized pipe.
We attached the well point
to the first 6’ section of pipe and we drove it about 15 inches
in the ground in about 45 minutes and 300 strikes with a
modified tee post driver (heavy) .
We came to the conclusion
that “This won’t work in Mississippi soil”, at least not in my
section of the State.
Within 30 minutes of
basically giving up on the idea a friend from work called to see
how I was doing. I explained where I was on the project, he
referred me to a mutual friend of ours that had followed your
site and hit water at 14ft about 5 miles from my house.
I said we had studied your site for months, but went with what
we thought would be quicker (driving down a well point).
We drove to the man’s house
I had been referred to and checked out his well.
He let us borrow the water
head for the hoses to hook to, some 2” pipe, some 3” pipe, and
how to make the drill bit as per your site in PVC.
started again the next weekend, we went 10ft in about 4 hours.
Much, much better than
driving down a well point.
I being a Machine Shop
teacher decided to make that drill bit out of carbide inserts
like we use to machine metal in the shop. Started with it the
next day and went to 19ft, I had the bright idea of hooking a
pipe wrench to hold the drill rig up about 6ft so I could take a
lunch break, and I dropped the pipe wrench down the hole, it
went past the bit to the bottom.
It was covered in sediment I
was sure, and I quit for the day.
Next morning my buddy came
back over and we started a new well instead of working on
getting the pipe wrench out.
mine that day at 28ft.
my buddy's the next weekend at his house to a depth of 43ft, we
both have good producing wells, and the man that let us borrow
the original equipment has a good one too, we all are in 6 miles
of each other.