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Augered well

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Waterit, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,930

    Have a 2" well with Sta-Rite MSE jet pump scheduled to go in this coming Wednesday.

    Don't know if I'll be able to video, ala CSR, but will have plenty of pics.
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 50,218

    Cool beans! I'm curious about the equipment used, since most of the augering stuff I see is either too heavy-duty to do small-diameter holes, or too light to be certain of getting deep enough. I saw more of the old tripod-and-drop-weight technique, for all those 1-1/4 inch points that were driven a generation ago.
  3. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,930

    We'd use a rig that size along with a water truck and trailered compressor for a 4" well, which can go anywhere from 60' to 200'.

    It's not all sand, we have a nice limestone layer too, not to mention various heavy-clay hardpan layers.

    My own well is 180 ft. deep, and had to be drilled with the big rig. They started out hand-bailing, got to about 35' after 2 hours, and the water fell out. Instead of the 2HP centrifugal that I had the cost of a gasket invested in, I wound up with and MSE jet pump which at the time went for about $325.

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