How To Drill Your Own Well

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My ideal lifestyle will have to be being completely self sufficient. This is why I ran into this video on how to drill your own well in your backyard, I got really excited. When you think of water well drilling, you immediately think of the costs involved with hiring the equipment needed and all the labor costs too.

It just seems like a very expensive process. However, this method uses affordable materials like PVC that you can get from your local hardware store. In order to be able to build your own well, you need a flat area  with clay, dirt or hard clay. This method has been adopted and improved over the years, there are now many different techniques from different parts of the world.

How To Drill Your Own Water Well
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Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 2″ PVC Pipe
  • 1.5″ PVC Pipe for Well Screen
  • 1.25 ” Coupling
  • Water hoses
  • Well Screen Pipe
  • Cement or bentonite
  • Water hose fitting
  • Water Supply
  • Homemade Handle For PVC Pipe
  • Sand (optional)

The first thing you have to do is build your borehole. The 2″  PVC pipe with the drill bit end (teeth cut into it) is used to do this by rotating the PVC back and forth. Remove water supply fitting and drop well screen pipe into the the wider pipe. Pull out the 2″ PVC pipe with the drill bit.

Seal your walls using the cement or bentonite, just pour it down the sides. You can use this method to build wells that are 25 feet or less deep. Because this is a shallow water well, you must have your water tested before you drink it or give it to your livestock.

You can get full step by step instructions Drill Your Own Well blog, here…

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