How to Hand Dig a Water Well

About: I am a teacher who enjoys environmentally responsible woodworking. Most evenings will find me in the shop working with my now 8 year old son Shay who is both my greatest helper and biggest fan.

Sure you can hire someone but sometimes that isn't an option.  Could be the expense, the mess, the room, heck maybe you just don't want anyone to know you are sprinkling your lawn for free.  (your business, not mine)

I could not see spraying filtered chlorinated drinking water on grass and veggies when the ground water was less than 12 feet below my feet.  Years ago I set out to dig my own well, knowledge,equipment and naysayers be damned.  It was an adventure, not all the ideas worked but I can say not only did I do it, it wasn't as hard as I thought and cost me less than $600 total.  If you do what I say not copy what I did, it will go even more smoothly for you!

Again this series of videos chronicles the adventure, along the way friends are made, moments are shared, ideas fail, success is found and water is sprinkled.

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    6 years ago

    Wow! That's awesome! Congrats man!