I have had the site up for
seven 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.
I received this video from Scott in Savannah Georgia who auguered a well. He ran into
a few problems but basically just refused to quit!
Take a look at the video below posted on YouTube by
engineer775. In it an augering system manufactured and
sold by Hydromissions is used.
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.
Part 1 shows the hard work involved in digging a hole with an auger:
In Part 2 the well is bailed to remove sediment:
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!