Blake in Orlando, Florida
for a successful well!
Blake has a particularly interesting "war story"
regarding drilling his well. He has been kind enough to let me
post it in hopes it may be useful to others.
Hi, thank you for
your awesome site I became so intrigued about drilling a water
well after reading I had to give it a try here is how i did it....
tried to sink
the 2in casing with Brady kit and got stuck about 22ft drilled
past with the 3/4in pipe to 25 ft inserted well point and had 20ft
with four foot point......got water for ten seconds with the pump
attached this attempt failed.
Day 2: ran 3/4 in pipe
along casing to free it up for my next attempt .
Day 3: assembled 25
feet of casing and tried to drill at once (the neighbors are looking
at me like I have lost my mind at this point) I get stuck at 17ft
very angry and tired I give up for the day.
Day 4: I call a local
driller for some tips this guy had a video of him washing a point
down on YouTube what he told me made everything easy I bought a 550
gallon kiddy pool at walmart and attached a 1in poly pipe too my 2
in casing and added a ball valve I used the pump to pump from the
pool too the casing. almost the same thing as your mud pump method
but i did not recirculate the water.
Day 5: used pump
too slide 1 1/4 in pipe down too free up my first tries.
Day 6: used all
FITTINGS on my 2 in casing in 5-10 ft sections in one hour i had a
casing down 37ft I could of gone deeper much much deeper but my pool
ran dry so I inserted the 40ft point and suction line I had 6 feet
of screen on 34feet of 11/4in pipe (over the roof of the house)
dropped it in and spent another 30minutes freeing up the casing
I knew I had my well
from my first tries the static water level was at 18ft. I hooked the
pump up Nothing .....then i checked my check valve didn't seal right
when i glued it i re-glued and I'm now pumping 18gpm at
40psi I'm Thrilled !
-Blake - Orlando, FL
As information, the
inside fittings Blake refers to are available at
Blake has his drillpipe stored in case he decides to drill another
Nice looking installation!
From Blake: Hey one last idea / tip a 99 cent can
of gloss black spray paint saves your pipes the stress of uv
rays and it makes the job look awsome! its worth the pocket
change for the good looking install ! every one will think you
are a pro! no matter how much stuff you have to cut and glue or