Well photos

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Waterit, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    Just got in, have to catch up on phone/paperwork, but will be posting pics from the augered well installation we did today.

    May use one of the online photo-hosting sites, 'cuz I took a LOT of pics! Will post link if it goes that route.
     
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Cool, but avoid the photo album sites.
     
  3. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    OK, here goes:

    We arrive, open gate and ta-da - trash city. Take trencher and move mess to side.

    firstlook.JPG

    We pick the spot for the well - 75 ft. min from septic tank/field lines or it's a $5K fine!
    The spot.JPG

    Keith and Aaron drive up in drill rig
    drillrig.JPG

    Aaron unloads mud pan
    the pan.JPG

    Set up and ready to drill
    ready to drill.JPG

    firstlook.JPG

    The spot.JPG

    drillrig.JPG

    the pan.JPG

    ready to drill.JPG
     
  4. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    Ready to drill, from the control end of rig
    ready to drill 2.JPG

    Drill rods (each 5' long)
    drill rods.JPG

    The business end of the auger - 3" drill bit
    drill bit.JPG

    Drilling mud
    drilling mud.JPG

    And more tomorrow once I've had time to convert to 800x600!

    ready to drill 2.JPG

    drill rods.JPG

    drill bit.JPG

    drilling mud.JPG
     
  5. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    Driiling started, Aaron adds mud
    aaron adds mud.JPG

    Drilling continues
    while drilling.JPG
    while drilling2.JPG

    Aaron emptying pan
    Aaron emptying pan.JPG

    Keith at the controls
    keith at controls.JPG

    aaron adds mud.JPG

    Aaron emptying pan.JPG

    while drilling.JPG

    while drilling2.JPG

    keith at controls.JPG
     
  6. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    Keith checks the tailings
    Keith checks tailings.JPG

    Drilling done, pulling the rods
    keith pulling rods.JPG

    2" casing going down
    keith dropping 2in.JPG

    Casing in, setting and backfilling
    setting casing.JPG

    Is it an artesian? No, backfilling pushes water up through casing
    wellflush.JPG

    Keith checks tailings.JPG

    keith dropping 2in.JPG

    keith pulling rods.JPG

    setting casing.JPG

    wellflush.JPG
     
  7. DUSTYCEDAR

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
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    sweet pics come to pa and make me one
     
  8. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    looks like fun!!!
     
  9. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    Thats not a well, thats a straw in the ground.

    All of the wells here look like this:

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  10. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Like the sprinklers care one way or the other.
     

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