These are links to selected well drilling texts. Most are in .pdf
format. While they may not be
oriented towards home drillers like us, the techniqes they employ
can frequently be adopted for our use. If you have a link you
think I should list here, please send it to me at
Lifewater Interational specializes in mission style work,
drilling wells in countries and locations that would otherwise
not have wells. This is the page that links to the
instructions for using their portable well drilling rigs. They
cover rotary drilling rigs, gravel packs, water disinfection,
chorination, and more.
website provides an instruction manual as well as supplemental
information pertaining to a simple and inexpensive procedure for
manually drilled water wells. They also produced the manual
listed directly below.
Instruction Manual for
Baptist Well Drilling
Outstanding manual with detailed instructions on the Baptist
method of drilling. This technique requires much less
drilling fluid (water) than other methods.
Additionally, it can drill through unconsolidated
Design of a Low Cost Drilling
Rig (Cranford - Burrows)
site that compares several low cost drilling methods and rigs.
Drilled wells Comprehensive well
drilling manual in pdf format.
Drilling a Well A publication of the
Oregon Ground Water Association.
Cost Effective Boreholes
This is a manual from the Rural Water Supply Network's site.
It is written by Kerstin Danert.
Well Drilling School Manual
Interesting and fairly comprehensive text in pdf format from the
well drilling school. Great descriptions of cable tool
drilling rigs, rotary drilling, drill bits, diamond bits, drilling
fluid pumps. and down the hole hammers.
A Layman's Guide to Clean Water
Excellent treatise on how Bentonite Clay is used to make the "Mud"
in Mud Rotary Water Drilling
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