Water well drilling

Discussion in 'Project Display' started by Driller1, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Jan 8, 2010 #1

    Driller1

    Driller1

    Driller1

    Professional Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    , Michigan
    From a few job sites. PICT0002.jpg

    PICT0003.jpg

    PICT0027.jpg

    PICT0024.jpg

    PICT0031.jpg

    PICT0123.jpg
     
  2. Jan 8, 2010 #2

    Driller1

    Driller1

    Driller1

    Professional Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    , Michigan
    PICT0115.jpg
    PICT0110.jpg

    A few more.
     
  3. Jan 8, 2010 #3

    Driller1

    Driller1

    Driller1

    Professional Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    , Michigan
    PICT0138.jpg

    PICT0141.jpg

    Finished. Two days, two wells, two hook-ups. One well 120 foot with screen. Second well 360 foot, bedrock.
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2010
  4. Jan 8, 2010 #4

    havasu

    havasu

    havasu

    Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    8,874
    Likes Received:
    1,156
    Location:
    Southern California,
    What I would like to know is where they decide to dig the well. Do they still use divining rods?
     
  5. Jan 8, 2010 #5

    Driller1

    Driller1

    Driller1

    Professional Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    , Michigan
    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.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2010 #6

    Chris

    Chris

    Chris

    Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    8,809
    Likes Received:
    927
    Location:
    Sweet, Idaho
    How does the drill machine work? Is it actually a drill or is it more like jetting?
     
  7. Jan 8, 2010 #7

    speedbump

    speedbump

    speedbump

    Wells & pumps; not a... Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    1,723
    Likes Received:
    212
    Location:
    Riverview, Florida
    How do you keep the switch from freezing in the cold weather?

    I have never seen that done before, and I'm curious.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2010 #8

    Driller1

    Driller1

    Driller1

    Professional Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    , Michigan
    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.
     
  9. Jan 8, 2010 #9

    Driller1

    Driller1

    Driller1

    Professional Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    , Michigan
    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.
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2010
  10. Jan 8, 2010 #10

    Chris

    Chris

    Chris

    Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    8,809
    Likes Received:
    927
    Location:
    Sweet, Idaho
    Does it go through rock pretty well?
     
  11. Jan 8, 2010 #11

    Driller1

    Driller1

    Driller1

    Professional Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    , Michigan
    YES!!! On the 360 foot well we cut 200 foot of bedrock. Our new rig is faster. The speed also comes from not handling the drill rods. They feed off the carousel.
     
  12. Jan 16, 2010 #12

    Otahyoni

    Otahyoni

    Otahyoni

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,780
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Terre Haute, Indiana
    How much (on average) does it cost to have a well drilled?
     
  13. Jan 16, 2010 #13

    Driller1

    Driller1

    Driller1

    Professional Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    , Michigan
    Your area is going to make a big difference. It goes by the foot. If there is screen and gavel pack that is more.

    Then your pumping system is price by need and what you want.

    Your local health department can give you a lot of information about local wells and depth.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2010
  14. Jan 16, 2010 #14

    waterwelldude

    waterwelldude

    waterwelldude

    Water well,and septic guy Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2010
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    S.E. Texas,
    Sometimes its best to ask local drillers. Our health dept. has nothing to do with wells at all, and would have no information on wells. Most of the time the local guys can get you a lot closer to answering any questions you have, than any state agency.


    Travis
     
  15. Jan 16, 2010 #15

    nhmaster3015

    nhmaster3015

    nhmaster3015

    Master Plumber Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2010
    Messages:
    13
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    ,
    Hey there guys, how's biz? How long before the Troll shows up :D
     
  16. Jan 16, 2010 #16

    Driller1

    Driller1

    Driller1

    Professional Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    , Michigan
    Question..who writes yours permits and who do you turn the well logs in to? We file our logs on line however, the county inspects and keeps records.

    Who does the final inspection? I think we are just calling the agency something different.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2010
  17. Jan 17, 2010 #17

    waterwelldude

    waterwelldude

    waterwelldude

    Water well,and septic guy Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2010
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    S.E. Texas,
    There are no permits required for residential water wells here. The commercial wells may have guide lines to follow but still no permit.
    There is no inspection on residential wells. ( I think there should be)

    The logs are filed online with the state. They would be the ones to (inspect) the well if there is a complaint of some kind. They are also the ones that set guidelines and rules for water wells, 99% of them are the same all over the country.

    The county has nothing to do with any part of water wells.
    They did try for awhile, but that was a total failure.
    The cost and man power was to overwhelming.

    There is a subsidence (oky doky). That is making sure a well is not drilled in a low land area that is endangered of sinking.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2010
  18. Jan 17, 2010 #18

    Driller1

    Driller1

    Driller1

    Professional Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    , Michigan
    After my post I found your well log site. Does code require a log in Texas?

    Our site to file logs is not open on line to view without an account.

    We have rules on top of rules in Michigan. :eek::eek:
     
  19. Jan 17, 2010 #19

    waterwelldude

    waterwelldude

    waterwelldude

    Water well,and septic guy Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2010
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    S.E. Texas,
    Oh yes, we have logs that must be filed, and lots of rules, and laws we have to go by.
    I think there is one large set of rules for everyone, and each state and local entity can add to them, they just cant take away anything.
     
  20. Jan 17, 2010 #20

    Driller1

    Driller1

    Driller1

    Professional Professional

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    83
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    , Michigan
    But, no permit or inspection. I am such a "rules" girl that would be odd. LOL
     

Share This Page