2021 - Volume #BFS, Issue #21, Page #09
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New Way To Drill Your Own Well
If you’ve checked the price of drilling a new well lately, you know you’re looking at an expense of thousands of dollars. That’s what prompted a pair of Texas inventors to come up with a new do-it-yourself method. Here’s how it works: A small hole is dug and water is added. Then the pneumatic tool and bit is inserted into the hole.
The drill is powered by a large air compressor (at least 17 CFM), and as exhaust air passes up the pipe, it creates a vacuum that pulls the water and soil to the surface through 1-in. PVC drill stem. After settling out the solids, the water is recycled. “The most revolutionary idea in the system was using the exhaust air coming out of the tool to pump the tailings from the hole,” says Burson. He reports using the system to drill wells 210 ft. deep, but recommends beginners stick to 100 ft. or less on their first well. In sandy soil, drilling a well can take as little as a day, while clay and rock can stretch drilling out to a week or more.
Plans to build your own tool and an instructional DVD are available on their website for $29.95, or you can buy the tool from them along with a bit and other parts in their kit for $699.95. The website also features free videos of the system at work.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Well-Tek, 10758 Highway 155 S., Big Sandy, Texas 75755 (ph 903 576-0086; www.drillawell.com)

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