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Old 02-10-2011, 06:33 PM   #1
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Anyone drill or pound their own well?

I am looking at purchasing about 10 acres out in the country and am trying to do some homework on some things. I will eventually build a shop and hopefully a house out there. And will need a well. I am trying to find out if this is something I can do myself or need to hire it out. I remember when I was a kid a couple guys put their own wells in by using a rig on a trailer that was just a big weight that went up and down pounding the pipe into the ground. If I remember right they went down 60 or so feet. I also remember using a post pounder to put in a well when I was a kid, it was at a cabin next to the lake. A friend and me spent most of a day pounding on this pipe! I don't remember exactly but I think it was 20-30' down and got good water.

I have been doing some homework on the DNR regulations for wells and homeowners are allowed to drill/pound their own wells. The water table is 0-20' in my area according to the maps, and the bedrock is 0-100'. The soil is clay and sandstone.

Has anyone drilled their own wells? Any details on how and what you used. I realise this would take a while to pound the pipe in with a machine but if I can save some money off the bat and have a deep well drilled later it would be nice, going to have lots of other costs when building the house and trying not to take a loan out. I found some pretty good videos on youtube of well pounders that seem to work pretty good.

Still have a lot of homework to do but seeing if anyone else took this on.


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