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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby Steele22 » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:52 pm

assateague wrote:This end clamps onto the end of the piece you're drilling with, and the hose feeds into it. For the record, there is no damn easy way to reduce from 3" PVC to 3/4" hose thread. What a pain in the ass that was.


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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby assateague » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:53 pm

3legged_lab wrote:Please tell me youtube told you to use a toilet flange to connect your pump head to your casing. Dont know why, but I find that funny.



That's just temporary, for the drilling. 1 1/4" pipe gets run inside the 3". That way I can quickly pull **** water without worrying about mud, I guess.
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby assateague » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:54 pm

That was supposed to say "sweet water". Hopefully that's not an omen.
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby 3legged_lab » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:55 pm

assateague wrote:
3legged_lab wrote:Please tell me youtube told you to use a toilet flange to connect your pump head to your casing. Dont know why, but I find that funny.



That's just temporary, for the drilling. 1 1/4" pipe gets run inside the 3". That way I can quickly pull **** water without worrying about mud, I guess.

Are you going to use ANY toilet parts?
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby assateague » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:56 pm

Steele22 wrote:
assateague wrote:This end clamps onto the end of the piece you're drilling with, and the hose feeds into it. For the record, there is no damn easy way to reduce from 3" PVC to 3/4" hose thread. What a pain in the ass that was.


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It was quite the goat ****. Got a 3" to 2", 2" street elbow, then a 2" to 1" reducer, then a piece of 1" pipe, then a 1" to 3/4" female reducer, then a 3/4" MPT to 3/4" hose thread.


And I've never worked with that blue cement before, either, but that's what they said to use. It's more "gummy" and takes a LOT longer to dry.
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby assateague » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:58 pm

3legged_lab wrote:
assateague wrote:
3legged_lab wrote:Please tell me youtube told you to use a toilet flange to connect your pump head to your casing. Dont know why, but I find that funny.



That's just temporary, for the drilling. 1 1/4" pipe gets run inside the 3". That way I can quickly pull **** water without worrying about mud, I guess.

Are you going to use ANY toilet parts?



I can probably use a toilet flange to fasten the well casing to the top of my "mounting board" or whatever the hell you call it. Does that count?
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby assateague » Fri Aug 15, 2014 11:59 pm

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This is gonna be cool to watch play out.



This was my last free weekend. Got a trappers convention next weekend, then goose and deer season open Sept 1st. So it's now or never :lol:
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby Steele22 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:02 am

I have a small 3 in water pump I use with my 6 in diesel to flood one of my fields. I got the big idea I was gonna reduce it down to a water hose so I could "lightly" water some sorghum and millet last year. It was a goat **** as well
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby 3legged_lab » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:03 am

assateague wrote:
Steele22 wrote:
assateague wrote:This end clamps onto the end of the piece you're drilling with, and the hose feeds into it. For the record, there is no damn easy way to reduce from 3" PVC to 3/4" hose thread. What a pain in the ass that was.


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It was quite the goat ****. Got a 3" to 2", 2" street elbow, then a 2" to 1" reducer, then a piece of 1" pipe, then a 1" to 3/4" female reducer, then a 3/4" MPT to 3/4" hose thread.


And I've never worked with that blue cement before, either, but that's what they said to use. It's more "gummy" and takes a LOT longer to dry.

I woulda bought a 3" coupler and a 3" x 3/4" female thread bushing
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby assateague » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:07 am

If I was at a plumbing supply house, I'm almost positive I could have done it in about 3 pieces, and not had to spend an hour monkey **** around at Home Depot, trying to make chicken salad out of chicken ****. I hate that place.
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby Steele22 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:09 am

Yea I made my rig from lowes. It looked at pitiful as yours lmao
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby Duckdog » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:11 am

I hate that place too! It's fine for in and out purchases, but any thing out of the normal, where you might want a little input from a "hardware store guy"...fahhgettaboutit...

The booger eatin' morons they employ are worthless...
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby Steele22 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:14 am

I went to lowes today after work to get a 10x10x6 dog lot to put my female and pups in, in the next couple weeks as they grow up and the bastard was 356 bucks
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby 3legged_lab » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:15 am

assateague wrote:If I was at a plumbing supply house, I'm almost positive I could have done it in about 3 pieces, and not had to spend an hour monkey **** around at Home Depot, trying to make chicken salad out of chicken ****. I hate that place.

I know, home depot sucks, they never have what I need. I was just busting your chops.
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby Steele22 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:19 am

What's that hunting show where that **** runs adds for Bradley smokers and sits on that big ass duck blowing a call. Everyone in BS must be asleep. Didn't get an answer
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby assateague » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:52 am

:lol: :lol:

No clue, but I know he has an EOTech sight on his damn shotgun, too
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby Steele22 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:54 am

**** yea and proud of it, flyway mother **** highway
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby Ajverret » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:29 am

I'd shoot with one if it was givin to me. Don't see the point in puttin a 600$ sight on a 500$ gun
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby Steele22 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 1:35 am

Ajverret wrote:I'd shoot with one if it was givin to me. Don't see the point in puttin a 600$ sight on a 500$ gun

Yea I guess a man have to try **** that's free
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby assateague » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:01 am

On section #2. Looks like about a foot every 15 minutes or so. This was the start.


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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby Feelin' Fowl » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:05 am

That 15 min/ft. Won't last long with smoke breaks and pictures!
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby assateague » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:07 am

Waiting for the glue to set up. I imagine if I break the glue in the coupling while drilling, I am truly ****.
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby Feelin' Fowl » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:13 am

How much further down does it need to go? (How much pipe is left sticking out of the ground?)
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby jarbo03 » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:31 am

assateague wrote:Waiting for the glue to set up. I imagine if I break the glue in the coupling while drilling, I am truly ****.



I would prob add a few screws through the side.
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby JGUN » Sat Aug 16, 2014 10:43 am

jarbo03 wrote:
assateague wrote:Waiting for the glue to set up. I imagine if I break the glue in the coupling while drilling, I am truly ****.



I would prob add a few screws through the side.


Nah, that would make too much sense
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby 3legged_lab » Sat Aug 16, 2014 12:42 pm

Cant wait to see you flush this thing
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby assateague » Sat Aug 16, 2014 2:04 pm

Done. 27 feet in the ground. The last two feet or so were in what felt like gravel, that I hit after what felt like about a foot of clay. Getting through the various layers of clay was a ****, and I'm wore out. Flushing it out now, but not much grit coming up, so hopefully I'm good. If not, oh well, because I don't intend to do this again anytime soon.



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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby assateague » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:46 pm

A lot wetter job than I thought. Every time I had to stop to add a section of pipe, the ground suction locked it up, and the pipe was stuck. Had to pull the contraption off the end, and run a jet nozzle all the way down to break it loose. But when the pipe starts to break loose and you can move it up and down again(which I found was more important than the twisting part), I'd get bucketfuls of sandy water dumped on my head.

Been almost 3 hours, and the water seems to be holding at about 6 feet below ground level. Although that could be because I'm sitting on a damn later of clay, and no water can get in or out. Hopefully not. I'm done **** with this thing today.



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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby Feelin' Fowl » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:51 pm

Any idea how long it will be before you know if it's right?
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Re: Going To Wash A Well

Postby assateague » Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:58 pm

Not sure. Gonna measure the depth in the morning, then hook up another pump I'm going to get. I think the recharge rate is the important number, so I'm going to pump it dry, and then see how long it takes to get back to whatever level the water started at. That's all I really know to do. And truthfully, if I get 5 gallons out of it, and it takes 3 hours to fill back up, that's more than fine. Not going to be washing cars or anything. Just in case of a hurricane or ice storm or the end of society, something where the power's out for a while. It'll be nice to know we can still have water to drink, flush the toilet with, cook, and clean up. Even 1 gallon per hour is more than enough for that.
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