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Mr.hauns 03-04-2008 07:41 PM

Need a little advice on digging by hand.
 
How would i go about digging a shaft about 30ft deep and about only 35in by 35in round by hand?

Tscarborough 03-04-2008 09:10 PM

Settle your affairs before you begin.

Ron6519 03-04-2008 10:09 PM

Sometimes this forum just makes me laugh.
But seriously, call Luke Skywalker and ask to use the light saber.
Ron

James Con 03-05-2008 02:50 AM

This aint funny lol, We had a guy come in to my Twsp. to get a permit to dig something similiar to this. It sounded a bit strange so the secretary did some reasearch on the guy, Turns out the guy is listed as a sex offender. So they called the State police and reported what he was doing. We never heard from him again. (Silence of the Lambs)

NateHanson 03-05-2008 07:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr.hauns (Post 104368)
How would i go about digging a shaft about 30ft deep and about only 35in by 35in round by hand?

You're probably gonna die doing it. That's a really dangerous thing to do. A 35" hole is going to collapse. If you're lucky it will collapse when it's 5' deep, so you can still breathe. But more likely, it's going to collapse when its 10' deep, and then you're a gonner.

Taipans 03-05-2008 08:28 AM

What is it for... or should I even ask. :huh:

AtlanticWBConst. 03-05-2008 08:42 AM

I would not recommend even attempting to do this by "hand".

It is far too dangerous. Such holes are only done mechanically, as many people have died from such foolish attempts.

Question: Are you by any chance...incarcerated?

Taipans 03-05-2008 08:45 AM

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Originally Posted by AtlanticWBConst. (Post 104453)
Question: Are you by any chance...incarcerated?

Omg, I didn't even consider that, hahaha!

DIYtestdummy 03-05-2008 09:32 AM

See if they still have metal sporks laying around somewhere.

30' deep? Sheee-it, I'm going 30' long by 8' wide by 2' deep and it's taking me forever. By the time you get that hole dug you will look like Arnold Schwarzeneggar in his prime.

ovahimba 03-05-2008 09:45 AM

I have actually seen this done in the Sahara Desert where they at one time dug wells 100 ft deep or more. The key is concrete cylinders are being stacked on top of you and collapse into the hole as you excavate. A rope and bucket removes the dirt and acts as a plumb bob. It is still dangerous being the guy in the hole with the shovel.

Ron The Plumber 03-05-2008 09:48 AM

No reply back from OP, hope he's ok. Wish he would have told us where he's at 1st so we could have sent help if he got into trouble.

Taipans 03-05-2008 09:58 AM

I don't know why but this thread has cheered me up today! :)

NateHanson 03-05-2008 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by DIYtestdummy (Post 104473)
By the time you get that hole dug you will look like Arnold Schwarzeneggar in his prime.

Nah. By the time he's done, he'll look like Baby Jessica! :laughing:

terri_and_jj 03-06-2008 12:02 AM

i was doing some research on wells not too long ago and remember seeing articles on digging by hand. do a google search for "digging a well by hand", i'm sure you'll find something

Taipans 03-06-2008 05:22 AM

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Originally Posted by terri_and_jj (Post 104688)
i was doing some research on wells not too long ago and remember seeing articles on digging by hand. do a google search for "digging a well by hand", i'm sure you'll find something


http://waltonfeed.com/old/well.html

That does not sound fun. Or maybe I'm just to lazy!


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