I have had the site up for
four years and I keep getting
questions from folks wanting to know how to drill a well with an
auger. Folks who don't have an adequate water supply for
drilling/washing a well seem to be very interested in drilling a
well with an auger. I don't blame them.
Before I go further, I want to make sure you understand that you
should probably consider purchasing a mud pump because it will
be easier drilling/washing than augering. As you get
deeper, augering gets exponentially more difficult.
Digging with an auger is serious work. But - having said that I have found a few
videos I thought were particularly instructive regarding
augering a well.
Their system is designed for maximum portability.
Their users typically travel to distant areas where there is no
well and use the equipment to dig a well.
The next series of videos I found particularly
impressive as they follow the creation of a well using an auger
through to the installation of a wellscreen and ultimately the
use of a hand pump to get water from the well.
shows the hard work involved in digging a hole with an auger:
In Part 2 the well is bailed to remove
In Part 3 a well casing and hand fashioned well screein is
inserted into the hole:
In Part 4 a well is attached to the pump:
If you dig a successful well with an auger I would
appreciate hearing from you. Include pictures and I
will post them. Good luck!