TAPPING INTO WATER
Low-Tech Well-Drilling Techniques and Tools
Discover the lost art of do-it-yourself well drilling “on the cheap” and learn how to use common materials to fabricate percussion bits, sludging pipes, bailer valves, casings, screens, and much more. Included are step-by-step instructions for how to rig and operate these low-tech drilling devices to create a private water well up to 100 feet deep.
Jam-packed with instructional diagrams, photos, and illustrations that provide easy-to-follow directions, this book provides the appropriate level of detail to empower even beginners to embark on their own well projects.
Sections include: “Percussion Drilling to Create a Well Hole,” “Sludging (Reverse Jetting) to Create a Well Hole,” “Hand Auger to Create a Well Hole,” “Drive Points for Creating Ready- Made Wells,” “Casing and Finishing Bored Well Holes,” “Water Flow Development of New Wells,” “Hydrology Basics and Locating Groundwater.”
Author bio: Paul Sawyers is also the author of Expanded Discussion of the Method for Converting Shipping Containers into a Habitable Steel Building and Intermodal Shipping Container Small Steel Buildings. Support videos and graphics are available at paulsawyers.com.