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Old 01-08-2010, 03:55 AM   #1
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Finished. Two days, two wells, two hook-ups. One well 120 foot with screen. Second well 360 foot, bedrock.
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Old 01-08-2010, 04:51 AM   #4
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What I would like to know is where they decide to dig the well. Do they still use divining rods?

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What I would like to know is where they decide to dig the well. Do they still use divining rods?
It is mostly determined by isolation distances from septic tanks dry wells, things like that.

I do not believe in witching. If a "witcher" is on the job site, I leave.
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How does the drill machine work? Is it actually a drill or is it more like jetting?

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How do you keep the switch from freezing in the cold weather?

I have never seen that done before, and I'm curious.

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How does the drill machine work? Is it actually a drill or is it more like jetting?
Drill. We are mud rotary. Water goes down in the drill rods and the cuttings come out in the form of mud. On the 360 foot well about 3000 gallons. The rig in the picture is my first rig and still my favorite.

We use transfer pumps to keep a lot of the mess under control.
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How do you keep the switch from freezing in the cold weather?

I have never seen that done before, and I'm curious.
I do not drill in the cold but, the switches will not freeze. They are ceramic and it has a little heater in the control box.

The real hassle of winter drilling is the hydraulics. The warm up guidelines takes an hour.
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Does it go through rock pretty well?



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