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Re: Well... We found a Well...
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2012, 12:23:13 PM »
http://www.agwt.org/info/pdfs/welldrilling.pdf   

HOW WELLS ARE DRILLED
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Re: Well... We found a Well...
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2012, 12:32:54 PM »
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Dig a well
Things You'll Need
•   Well Supplies
o   3 8ft Lengths of 8 inch PVC Pipe (Qty. may vary)
o   3 8ft Lengths of 6 inch PVC Pipe (Qty. may vary)
o   3 8ft Lengths of 4 inch PVC Pipe (Qty. may vary)
o   3 8 inch Slip-Slip PVC Coupling
o   3 4 inch Slip-Slip PVC Coupling
o   3 6 inch Slip-Slip PVC Coupling
o   1 8 inch PVC End Cap
o   1 6 inch foot valve
o   1 4 inch foot valve
•   Tools and Equipment Required
o   1 Adjustable Post Hole Digger/Auger with 8 inch Auger head
o   Drill rod extensions for Post Hole digger (QTY will vary on length of individual attachments)
o   Spanner/Catcher
o   Can of PVC Pipe Glue Primer
o   Can of PVC Pipe Glue
o   Hacksaw
o   Permanent Marker
o   8 ft. tripod with pulley
o   8 inch Water Bailer

Prepare the Well Screen.

The well screen is the main structural component of the well. This component is the widest pipe used in the construction of the well, and it is called a screen because it has a series of circumfrecial slits cut along the length of the pipe (resembling a screen). This screen allows water to enter the pipe(allowing the well screen to also act as a reservoir), while keeping out mud and other debris.Mark the well screen pattern. The well screen will start 4 inches from the bottom of the 8 inch PVC pipe. 
Using the permanent marker, mark three slits circumferentially around the 8 inch pipe. The slits should be approximately 7 inches long and should be equally spaced apart. The gap between each slit should be approximately 1.4 inches.
Repeat this step two inches above the first set of slits.
Repeat until the well screen is at least 6 feet in length.
Use the hack saw to cut the well screen.
1   Cap the well screen
Apply a coat of primer to the mating portion of the end cap.
Apply a coat of primer to the mating portion of the well screen.
Apply a coat of pipe glue to the primed locations.
Install the end cap quickly and allow to dry (Installation will vary depending on end cap used).

2  Glue the foot valves. The foot valve is the mechanism that allows water to be drawn in but does not allow water to escape back out. There are two foot valves used in this well. The first one is at the bottom of the six inch PVC pipe and the second one is at the bottom of the 4 inch PVC. These mechanisms will allow the water to be drawn into the 6 inch pipe on the upstroke of the well, and it well push water through the 4 inch pipe on the down stoke. The down stroke will be the stroke in which the water is pushed out of the well.

3  Bore the well. 
Use the hand auger to bore the well. Turn the auger in a clockwise direction into the ground. Remove the auger from the ground and empty it when full.
Continue to bore into the ground using the hand auger. When the bore is too deep for the auger attach a drill rod to the auger in order to make the auger longer. (Installing/ removing the auger from the bore becomes challenging when the auger with the drill rods becomes long. To overcome this, use the spanner catch the auger while you install or remove the auger in pieces.)

4  Bail the well.

5   Set up the tripod directly over the bore.

6   Install the Well Screen.

7   Install the outer footvalve pipe.

8   Install the inner footvalve pipe.

9   Install the handle.

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Re: Well... We found a Well...
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2012, 08:11:26 PM »
Excellent info Barb, Thanks!

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Re: Well... We found a Well...
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2012, 11:34:36 PM »
Excellent info Barb, Thanks!

I hope it helps someone...