Digging a Shallow Well

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Digging a shallow well from dowsing to digging to capping. This shallow well will provide water for our bees and supporting plants. This dig uses a modified hand auger and took about 4 hours to complete (17 feet with nearly 4 feet of water).

Through Seymour's permission I add a link to their auger product line here - https://seymourmidwest.com/augers
Use code: TigerCreek20 for a 20% discount
NOTE: The replacement auger for the AUA2 (adjustable from 6-8 inches) like I am using is now called the Seymour S500 Industrial Iwan-Adjustable Auger SKU: 21326 - and can be found here - https://seymourmidwest.com/21326


Your well "parts list" -

Auger and extensions for digging hole

Shovel

4 bags (approx) of Pea Gravel - surrounds outside of casing pipe in hole

1 bag Quickrete - seals around top of well

Casing Pipe
4 inch PVC Pipe - length = depth of well plus 3 feet
4 inch PVC Cap - bottom of casing pipe (optional)
4 inch PVC Flange - top of casing pipe for mounting pump
Use saw to cut slots for water entry at water level and below.

Water Pipe
1 inch PVC - length = one foot from bottom of well to pump
1 inch Couplers if needed
1 inch to 1 1/4 inch PVC Threaded Adapter - need 2 - one for pump/one for foot valve
Brass Foot Valve 1 1/4 inch - bottom of water pipe

PVC Primer/Cement

Teflon Tape - to seal pipe threads at foot valve and pump

Pitcher Pump - consider purchasing “Certified Lead Free”

Board to mount pump

Screws to mount pump to board

Bucket

Tape Measure or String for Water Depth

Wrenches for pipe fittings

Saw to cut PVC and slot casing pipe


morelli tech

I used Dowsing rods to find water and it led me to the local brewery.

9 months ago | [YT] | 877

Danny L

I just noticed the moss on the trees. That means he’s probably in Florida or along the coast of Georgia or SC probably. That means there’s water everywhere.

3 days ago | [YT] | 3

lompocus

17:50 a squirrel spontaneously dies and falls from a tree

3 months ago | [YT] | 108

Steve

He knows a thing or two about a thing or two.

5 months ago | [YT] | 17

Allen Peck

I love what you said at the end about being a good steward of the land... Very cool... We all need to do that however we can...Thanks man

4 months ago | [YT] | 59

D Grass

We have a old hand dug well where we put down 30" cement pipe sections. It was about 22' down to the bottom, below the cement pipe would wash away causing about 38" bigger hole.I hand to go down there at the bottom with a pulley rope and dig it out to make a clean pocket for clean water.. age 14.We always did this in the summer, JULY hottest part of the year.. You could only stay down there about 30/40 min.because you would freeze your ass off.. That water was so cold. I'm 74 now and this just made my day, Thank You.. Some people just don't know how lucky they are, set in the tub and turn on hot and cold water.. See ya

7 months ago | [YT] | 396

Percy Phelps

Bloody hell that was interesting. If nothing else, all that well digging is keeping you fit and healthy.

1 week ago | [YT] | 13

Jeremy Stenger

I would for sure throw my back out doing this.

2 months ago | [YT] | 5

Matt Gray

Using metal dowsing rods DOES work for identifying some flowing water, and here's why: two electrons on the oxygen atom of the water molecule creates a dipole moment, and moving electrons creates a magnetic field (like how generators work) according to the Right Hand Rule. The magnetic field works upon the metal dowsing rods in much the same way as the inductive loops used to detect vehicles at traffic lights. To the maker of the video, very smart to use the plastic straws to hold the metal dowsing rods, as this reduces friction and eliminates human error which might influence the results.

1 day ago (edited) | [YT] | 1

silox2000

I'm pretty sure anyone that can dig a hole with a post hole digger that long is a total badass

1 week ago | [YT] | 6

the graintruckguy

I bet this dude sleeps good at night

7 months ago | [YT] | 406

Gospel Bearer

I'm all fine and dandy with digging a shallow well, but never dig a shallow grave... or so I've heard.

4 days ago | [YT] | 4

sancoffsr

That’s how I found my Wife now I want to loose her Damm dowsing rods

3 months ago | [YT] | 3

Josh

Truly amazing. Right after this video I grabbed the coat hangers and straws. My wife asked what I was doing, when I told her she thought I was crazy. 😂

5 months ago | [YT] | 45

MrRevald

This is so cool. I knew digging wells was possible, of course, but not that possible. I need to try this out some time. Thank you very much.

2 months ago | [YT] | 6

Samuel W

By far one of the best made"how to" videos I've ever seen. Lots of info, no over explaining.

7 months ago | [YT] | 260

Dodd Garger

Simple.. dig down to the depth of the water table.. however deep that is that's where the water is... shallow or deep is insignificant, it is where it is.. lucky if you find a spring, most places don't have one..

There's no science to this, the rods are ferrous metal, and would only react due to magnetic fields induced upon them by electromagnetic fields, simple physics, and water itself will not create a magnetic field unless it's electrified, in which case you'll be shocked by it lol...

The movements of the rods are clearly hand manipulated..

Take the human out of the equation and mount the rods to a fixture that stays totally level and they won't move at all until the wind blows across them...

2 days ago | [YT] | 0

Tumbleweed2

In Texas, we call that "witching" and my Witcher found water exactly where my Father always would say "See that tree down there at the end of the pasture?" It's always green because there's a spring under that tree." And, sure enough there was ... a good spring only 12 feet down.

3 months ago | [YT] | 15

Justin Overholtzer

At first I thought he was gonna dig with the coat hangers

2 months ago | [YT] | 14

sherry clark

They will cross on a phone cable or other underground utility also

1 month ago | [YT] | 6


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