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SustainusfarmMember# Posted: 5Sep201222:28ReplyHi all...Thinking that the $5500 to have a well drilled is a bit steep for now and also I to be thinking about driving a sand point!! sounds easy sufficient to do...we have actually all sand and very little gravel if any kind of at all...I arrangement to use a write-up hole digger to acquire as deep as I deserve to then usage a 60-80lb jack hammer with a cup attachments on the finish to drive the well....anyone ever before done this and have any type of pointers????
larryMember# Posted: 5Sep201222:45Replylook at you tube. Ns found plenty of interesting videos.

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SustainusfarmMember# Posted: 5Sep201222:49ReplyLarry, ns looked yesterday top top youtube and also I walk not find anything that really confirmed me something I had actually not checked out already...was hoping for some very first hand experience, particularly with the jack hammer method...thanks though
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larryMember# Posted: 5Sep201222:51Replysorry, i have actually none. We space blessed through a flowing well and also i simply pump that to mine cabin.
GomerPileMember# Posted: 6Sep201214:10ReplyDriving a sand suggest is challenging work. I tried it and failed miserably. Together I was digging the dirt pit for my drilled well I found that there to be water at 5ft and I might have struggle it with a article hole digger.
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You might try digging a hole to see if over there is anything there before pounding far on a well point.This auger allows you screw on sections to go deeper than the typical 4ft post hole digger:http://www.amazon.com/Seymour-Mfg-AU-S6-Post-Auger/dp/B00002N8OK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&q id=1346954852&sr=8-1&keywords=well+augerIf you hit water you can put the sand point in the hole and drive the in a bit and also backfill the hole.
Scott_TMember# Posted: 6Sep201215:27Reply
Technically it is easy. Physically it is demanding. I installed a sand suggest at my land (soil type: sand and clay). Ns dug a 4' deep hole with a doctor then standing on a 5' action ladder offered a 20 lb sledge hammer to pound 8' part of pipe (1 1/4" dia) come a depth of 20'. No problems.Tip: usage a sacrificial 1.5" pipe between your stand pipe section and the drive cap otherwise you threat damaging subject on her standpipe. Various other than violating my very own safety protocol (pounding a pipeline from the optimal rung the a step ladder is a bit foolish) this was basic job. If you decide to perform it my means practice your aim v a sledge and buff up on top body strength.
JustMember# Posted: 6Sep201216:35Replytry analysis customrunners subject on sand points an excellent directions over there .i have actually put in lots of sand points
BevisMember# Posted: 6Sep201217:31ReplyHere in Florida, we jet castle in v water and also a pump...much easier.
JoshGMember# Posted: 6Sep201221:42ReplyResearch her soil. I tried it with the jackhammer, and it was smooth as heat butter because that the an initial twelve feet, until I struggle solid granite bedrock. I had no choice but to have it drilled. If girlfriend can get through, a jackhammer will save you lots of time and muscle aches. However research first, or it can end increase costing you a point.
SustainusfarmMember# Posted: 10Sep201209:07ReplyI have nearly pure sand every the means to the aquifer...some small gravel at 20ft and also then sand the rest of the way...I am hearing the the drilled wells in the area are 75-100 ft deep and in my direct area of neighbors is 80-85ft deep....so if the is just how deep the is because that drilled wells exactly how deep do you think ns can/ need to go with a sand point??
JustMember# Posted: 10Sep201209:24Replydepends top top the floor water depth in her area. In ~ my ar beside a lake our sand suggest is 7 ft, deep .. Asking your neighbors or in ~ the regional hardware keep the will have actually a idea.good luck
SustainusfarmMember# Posted: 10Sep201209:29ReplyThanks Just....I have actually a many Amish family members for neighbors! I will certainly ask them!
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