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  • Jetting a shallow well ?????????

    If You didn't have a lot of rock, I wonder ???????

    If You could use a decent size jetter to do a shallow well ???

    Like long Island , Cape Cod is mostly sand . I drove 7 wells with a 90 lb. driver. 2" well casing with button point Brass screen. I 1/4" pipe inside with Jet.
    I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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    Re: Jetting a shallow well ?????????

    sure can. same principal as my hydro boring setup.

    the jetter will blast the soil into soup and the pipe will displace it off to the side. but how are you going to connect lengths? with a big stepladder?

    i would thing that as the down pipe gets longer and heavier, it will make it easier to push into the soil. but then again since you're not removing any soil, you could get a lot of friction/ suction on your down pipe.

    make sure to keep the jetter running or you'll plug the nozzle with mud/ muck.

    got something in mind?

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Re: Jetting a shallow well ?????????

      What do you consider shallow?

      What is your well for?


      Mark
      "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

      I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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      • #4
        Re: Jetting a shallow well ?????????

        I got a 2" pvc pipe down 35 ft by just hooking up my water hose to it
        I Added pipe as it got closer to the ground and re connected the water hose
        I could see a jetter helping a lot

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        • #5
          Re: Jetting a shallow well ?????????

          This at My shop.Water would be used for fire protection, and power washing back hoe, dump truck. It's at the base of a large hill. 20ft
          would do it I'm guessing. Thanks tool
          I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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          • #6
            Re: Jetting a shallow well ?????????

            THE landlord has Many tenants. One national co. Was washing about
            10 tree trucks daily. Others were using water for a car wash on week ends. I warned THEM ! Land lord cut off water to us all! He plays hard ball!!!
            I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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            • #7
              Re: Jetting a shallow well ?????????

              Excactly how they do it for dewatering operations, with a steel pipe I would imagine being able to get 50 or so feet.

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              • #8
                Re: Jetting a shallow well ?????????

                Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
                Land lord cut off water to us all! He plays hard ball!!!
                Sounds like you all need a new landlord...

                P.S. Torch the place on the way out to show him that cutting off the water to the fire sprinkler system was not a good idea....
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                • #9
                  Re: Jetting a shallow well ?????????

                  Originally posted by Redwood View Post
                  Sounds like you all need a new landlord...

                  P.S. Torch the place on the way out to show him that cutting off the water to the fire sprinkler system was not a good idea....
                  I'd be floating in the river next day !!Ever watch the Sopronos ? Long story, love my shop 1100 sq.ft. another 4500 sq. ft. outdoors. I've invested too much, to go ez.
                  I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                  • #10
                    Re: Jetting a shallow well ?????????

                    this is not the same thing, but may give one an idea,

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                    • #11
                      Re: Jetting a shallow well ?????????

                      Always check for permits!!!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Jetting a shallow well ?????????

                        Originally posted by driller1 View Post
                        always check for permits!!!
                        ok,you can bid it !!
                        I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                        • #13
                          Re: Jetting a shallow well ?????????

                          The cost to correct an aquifer that has been contaminated could be in the millions so you do want to make sure everything is legal. In California you have to have a minimum of 50' of grout which eliminates any hope of a 20' deep well.

                          Mark
                          "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                          I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                          • #14
                            Re: Jetting a shallow well ?????????

                            By the way I have an old but never been used gas powered well drilling kit with maybe 150' of casing and pipe if you are interested. There are a couple of rock bits included.

                            Mark
                            "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                            I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Jetting a shallow well ?????????

                              any pictures or a link to the kit?

                              i use a gas post hole auger with 8'' bit to drill for cleanouts and soften the ground. works good as it makes the dirt clumps into soft, fluffy backfill.

                              rick.
                              phoebe it is

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