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How To Drill Your Own Water Well

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Well drilling in soft or relatively rock free soil. Save Money! This is one way to try. I hadn't seen a well drilled before without a drill and this just made so much sense. You could even build a tri pod instead of using the dump truck, and if you set up a release, you could use a normal truck instead if a tractor. Once your hole is drilled, just drop in pipe of a smaller diameter and a pump or windmill and you have water. So if you have soft soil and low bottoms on your hunting land... start brain storming! You can do it! Enjoy!
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Taco Bob (2 days ago)
that is so sweet
Josh Pinson (7 days ago)
Good idea,but here in Missouri,my well is 320' deep through bedrock. Doubt you'd get far without a drill rig. Good video tho
saiyan prince (15 days ago)
Yep Missouri hard pan no good
Greg Lawson (17 days ago)
Nobody's ever been hurt or killed by doing this way either. 🙄
try duck (1 month ago)
Just waiting on the bloopers video where cable starts flying wildly and takes out the guy at the casing....This is WTF we have to have OSHA and other MANDATORY safety programs...
tickyul (2 months ago)
Wow, that is fracking brilliant!
Gabriel Brymer (2 months ago)
Lazy way of doing things but hey if it works it works
BURNSfamilyPAGE (2 months ago)
great idea that works and with that large bore hole....... you will be able to just drop well casing in very easy @0:38 - man is standing next to fast moving steel cable ...... cable tension, snag, break with disastrous results
Barry M (2 months ago)
The main difference with a drilled well is they put metal casings in as they drill through soil. They do this until they hit rock, then they seal the well to the rock and keep drilling. Cant see how just putting a well in soil is going to last very long., It will silt in soon enough. Jmho
He looks like zod from superman
Martijn Heeroma (3 months ago)
Using what you have, well done.
SLOWER (4 months ago)
Wow that was innovative. Good on them.
alex lopez (4 months ago)
thats how the first rig use to drill same concept
Ken Martin (5 months ago)
Wait...a DYI video that actually got straight to the point? Remarkable.
Yep 57 (6 months ago)
I've come across the tight arse channel
Caylab Cash (7 months ago)
INFIDEL (7 months ago)
This is a kickass idea.
Let Go (8 months ago)
Great video thank you, are u still doing videos
Richard Froste (9 months ago)
A variation of the old " cable tool" they drilled the first oil wells with.
Sadakhat ali Naikodi (9 months ago)
Cheap idea!
Mobile Welding LLC (10 months ago)
at first I was very skeptical, but after putting some thought into it..... honestly it seems like a damn good idea! I could even see the potential of being able to sheer thru rock as well. very cool
G00gleable (11 months ago)
What about we make a deal here :) If you are in central FL bring that frond end loader with 50 truck load of fill dirt to my place, spread and level it, then you can have my hydra deep rock well drill machine with 4 different bits, and 90 feet drilling pipe. Must be after April 2018
Arun George (11 months ago)
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Bucur Ilie (1 year ago)
It may work there, but in Ca. we don't have mineral rights. Even if you have a well, or dig one yourself, the water district will put a water meter in it and you pay just as you get the water from them.
pmoore4321 (7 months ago)
fuck CA
K9spud (1 year ago)
Damn dood, that sucks.
dysfunctional vet (1 year ago)
the chinese dug wells in this manner about 1000 years ago as deep as 2000 feet if memory serves me. the methodology is old, but don't be around the working end of that cable when it is turned loose.
Ana I Guess (1 year ago)
In Florida, we only have to dig down a few feet to hit water.
bill martin (1 year ago)
John Neubauer (1 year ago)
need ear plugs !
Marsden Balaska (1 year ago)
That's right,I like it when dude gets right to the point and doesn't talk too much about other unrelated material!🕉👍🏻Keep up the good work and use this video for a "pattern" and model your story etc just the same way and you'll have a good following!
Debra Boone (1 year ago)
Great idea i wonder how long it took to do just one well?
Jimmy Kluits (19 days ago)
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Tony Kuli (1 year ago)
Sean Dodson (1 year ago)
Try this shit and you will waste a ton of money before you spend money to have one drilled.
Steve Wright (1 year ago)
That's a lot of gear, people, and time, for such a shallow well.
solomyngrundy1968 (1 year ago)
That's frigging awesome.
Candelario Sanchez (1 year ago)
What about in the hill country area where everything is stone I think I'm screwed I may have to start saving to pay some one to drill
Kevin l. (1 year ago)
Smart idea!! I used to work for a well drilling company... The machines would just pound for hours until they hit water, it was always when they started hitting fine gravel.. The only thing to worry about is if you go too deep, you will hit salt water. It's a whole other problem! You would have to fill with concrete until it's only fresh water.
Ambika Mahawar (2 months ago)
Kevin l.
Mr2muchtimeonmyhands (1 year ago)
I am trying this type of well starting Tuesday. We obtained some used power poles and have dug two auger holes and used redimix to cement the poles in the ground. We had a 8 foot hole on a prior well that we will pull up the 15 foot hammer pipe and just knock the dirt into the back hoe and will dump the dirt. I am planning on about 35 drops to get a 100 foot well. I will show how this turned out if it goes well. We are going to try first to pull the cable with a mule 4 wheel. The hammer pipe is about 8 or 10 inches diameter. Thanks for the video. This will be my emergency well. in case of evil political winds blowing.
Josiah Knoedler (10 months ago)
Couldn't you winch the pipe out?
guadalupejog (1 year ago)
Mr2muchtimeonmyhands The unfortunately "Laws of Murphy".
Mr2muchtimeonmyhands (1 year ago)
It worked very well until we hit rock. The pipe got stuck and put an end to the project. Seems like every DIY project I try ends up the same.
danjimielson (1 year ago)
Did it work?
Justinian (2 years ago)
I'm sorry, but I just couldnt resist to Disslike this... its so dumb, and so time wasting yet wont be less expensive with an actual drill method. !
K9spud (1 year ago)
I don't see why you'd HAVE to have a backhoe tractor. Rig some way of safely releasing the cable and you could probably do this with a pickup truck, car, or even just a winch...
Stress Belden (1 year ago)
Agree....not many people have or own say the backhole tractor they are using, plus other machinery. If you have it...great...wish them the best. But for your average Joe....it's best to use a professional drilling contractor.
Chief Likeabull (2 years ago)
If you already have the equipment, and no extreme depths needed, could be worthwhile.
James Cagney (2 years ago)
Lance Goodthrust (2 years ago)
I'm liking this one because the man knows how to get to the point and can quickly explain the process without giving me his whole life story. Thumbs up bro.
eastrockaway11518 (2 months ago)
? Thumbs up? If you have them after this is complete. “Looks like a accident report”
Caylab Cash (7 months ago)
I don’t like doing what you do but i like how to videos like this one
Renaissance Dan (8 months ago)
Amen to that.
Indo Good News (2 years ago)
i don't see any water is up
Ben .J (2 years ago)
Better make sure the legislation doesn't require wells to be constructed by professionals who also have to submit a well drilling log. Otherwise, you will be paying far more in fines than hiring a professional to do the job.
crazyc99 (7 days ago)
Fuck legislators, legislation and the entire legislative horseshit.
try duck (1 month ago)
Looks like thats going to be needed to stop morons from killing themselves...
Little Squirrel (1 month ago)
Will Ledlow I see your point but stand by my statement. Just dug an irrigation well for my small farm, water sent away to state water testing facility....tested perfect. We don't have deep wells here. My point was actually more about the fact that big brother is constantly imposing rules and regulations that are more about taxes and fees and bureaucracy rather than the safety and health and security of the people. People, by and large are unable to be problem solvers and take care of their own needs anymore. My great grandparents dug their well, my grandparents dug their well, my parents dug their well and I did too. It is possible to get things done properly and safely. ......this is the water we are going to use! It's better, far better than the disgusting water they say is safe that comes out of our tap, which you couldn't pay me to drink. Have you ever seen or heard about that safe water that was put in by all those very official agencies in Flint, Michigan ? Yep, that was very safe and completely uncontaminated.
Will Ledlow (1 month ago)
The reason Water Wells need to be done by licensed well drillers is because if you don’t know what you are doing you can cause your well to become contaminated as well as contaminate the entire water supply affecting other wells. All of that could lead to you and others becoming sick from the water.
Little Squirrel (4 months ago)
That's the problem with today, getting local, state or federal government into every aspect of life. Dig your own well, no fluoride, no worries of many contaminants. Be your own boss and secure your needs for your own family, why did we ever stop doing this?
Edan Khan (2 years ago)
Well, I didn't expect it to go so well. Good job mate!
Kevin Serna (2 years ago)
Damn just make sure you can secure the cable. Getting a pipe stuck 55ft down lol. Have a back wire
HealthSupercharger (2 years ago)
once they hit water level then how does the soil stay inside the pipe?
Martijn Heeroma (3 months ago)
you can make a pipe with a valve at the bottom when you swing that up and down works as a pump taking sand with it, after hitting water it gets more easy.
M.A Shahid (7 months ago)
pappawheely (2 years ago)
+HealthSupercharger good question......I`m a thinkin,.....a simple hinged plate, at the top of the pipe aught to do the trick....
Randy Norman (2 years ago)
Thanks for the good video. I am just planning on moving and need to put in a well at the place I am going to build. I just watched with amazement and been telling my family "I am going to drill a well". Have a good day. :)
This is cool. A guy wants $1600 to drill me a 100' well and this includes a 21' casing and bentonite and $75 Tennessee license. This video could be a game changer.
D O B (21 days ago)
400 ft
D O B (21 days ago)
$500 per 20 foot drilling pipe. $00 ft would be $10,000.00 in WA state.
Bigoknocka Bang (2 months ago)
Bradyvilleboy .Bradyvilleboy that is very reasonable a 200ft well here they want $10k
Richard Skola (6 months ago)
$1,6oo? 21" casing? Bentonite grouting? Don't let that guy get away.
K9spud (1 year ago)
I believe he meant 21 feet deep of normal sized casing.
Clifford Pinono (2 years ago)
Matt Carrasquillo (2 years ago)
Don't you have to purify the water after you get it because many sources of well water have been contaminated by chemicals and pollution?
D O B (21 days ago)
My well is 400ft and the water is clean/clear as anything. Taste great. Little on the hard side tho.
What's Up? (6 months ago)
We drank straight from our well. No filtration system
schaaed1 (1 year ago)
Huh? Most any semi-rural or rural area have wells (probably the majority of the country). This water is not necessarily treated. Sure some folks will use a softener to help with hardness. Activated charcoal is really only effective on organic compounds.
K9spud (2 years ago)
Depends on your area. Some places may have been contaminated in the past, but others not. If you lookup biofiltering water, you'll see they trickle water through sand, gravel, charcoal, etc to clean it. A well is essentially making use of a giant naturally occurring biofilter: the ground! So as long as nothing is contaminating your soil with poisonous chemicals and nobody is dumping bad stuff down a well nearby, the water you bring up from the ground can be quite pure. If you've never seen a well in operation, I guess you might be quite shocked to find it pumping up crystal clear pure water. When I was a kid, the first time I heard of a well, I thought for sure the water would always come up all muddy and dirty, but not true. After pumping water from a newly dug well for awhile, the water clears up and eventually it just comes up 100% clear and clean. It even comes up chilled, it's awesome.
Gmail User (2 years ago)
+Matt Carrasquillo You generally cannot drink water straight from the ground. Some kind of filtration system is generally necessary - same as with any kind of well. A simple charcoal-filter system can remove over 99.9% of unwanted materials in water - just a matter of fashioning it to accept your pump demands.
dnsmithnc (2 years ago)
Well told. Not a lot of extra verbiage. Just a brief and accurate description and well timed, good quality video. Thanks.
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Natehc Kian (2 years ago)
if we are using underground water, we need to maintain its level or if possible increase it. if the diameter of the open end is bigger, more rain water will seep underground and help maintain that level and continuous water supply will be ensured.
Will Ledlow (1 month ago)
And that is how you contaminate your ground water.
coco nut (2 years ago)
+Tej damn that is very smart, yet so simple
Mizter_Seth (2 years ago)
Very nice share. Thank you. I am building my house and finally tapping out all the resources and just really dont want to pay to have a hole drilled in the ground. I am pretty resourceful so we will see what I come up with and I am sure there will be a video.
Mizter_Seth (1 year ago)
Thanks for the offer! I am in illinois but I made it happen..
Mizter_Seth (1 year ago)
Got the hole drilled with a buddy's rig when he was setting a light pole for me! 20ft down and the 3 veins I witched showed up with the dig!
G00gleable (1 year ago)
If you are in FL you can borrow my drill rig with 9' drill pipe, for few days, well case closed. Central FL if you are a good guy past military or so
Juan Luna (2 years ago)
+dnahoghunter i like your videos!!! i'm hunting México
dnahoghunter (2 years ago)
+Mizter_Seth good luck
Cjephunneh (2 years ago)
good video. thanks for sharing...water should be free to any one
thomas coghan (2 years ago)
+dnahoghunter key word is if you have softground I have a cabin up-state new york ,they want 9500 to do the well ya think we can handle it withrented equiptment?
valcan321 (2 years ago)
+Cjephunneh You'd think that but the problem is there is only so much in a given system and for every person who does the right thing and makes sure to conserve and think about how much water they use there is always that one who takes 3 30min showers a day or who washes their car ever other day and waste tons of water. Used to get water free in the apartments I am in. However because of the above we now have to pay 20 bucks a month or more even though I use very little.
dnahoghunter (2 years ago)
+Cjephunneh welcome
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Fazal Wadood (2 years ago)
Thanks for the idea
dnahoghunter (2 years ago)
+Fazal Wadood welcome
Juan Ponce (2 years ago)
If they cut that pipe into a 45° instead of being flat they would get down there much quicker
Sonny Williams (1 year ago)
It would, Oscar, because the pipe will be allowed to dig into the ground further, causing more dirt to go inside. You are correct, that the angle will not retain dirt like the circle end, but when it goes in deeper it will cut through more layers of dirt. I think this was showing that if you have decent tools at your disposal, then you can creatively dig your own well without having to pay many thousands of dollars to a company to do it. There are always better tools that specialists will use, but sometimes you can DIY with what you have laying around.
Juan Ponce (2 years ago)
It will +Oscar Farley​
Oscar Farley (2 years ago)
+Juan Ponce but when they pull it up it won't form the suction to pull as much material with it.
K Katz (2 years ago)
+Juan Ponce Excellent video. Thanks! Also, great comment by Juan regarding 45º angle.
shoopwhoopX (3 years ago)
That's a big ass clam gun
ryelor123 (3 years ago)
Wouldn't chain be about 100000000X safer for this?
dnahoghunter (3 years ago)
+ryelor123 not really. a chain wont go through the pulley. nothing wrong with using steel cable
Shelly Beaver (3 years ago)
How much did you spend on fuel and man power? It had to have taken FOREVER to hit water! $3000 for a well is the least expensive thing your going to pay for when building a new home or business. Most states now require certification because you are working on a natural resource, it falls under DNR. You could get a fine if a conservation officer catches you doing this.
K9spud (2 years ago)
What a sad state our country is heading when everything is illegal. You can't even take a pee without risk of being charged as a sex offender these days. Guess we know why they're building all those FEMA camps.
mysillyusername (3 years ago)
+Shelly Beaver besides you can also drill wells outside of the U.S.A. I know they don't have YouTube in China, but you do get it in many other places.
dnahoghunter (3 years ago)
+Shelly Beaver the you part is all wrong.. I was videoing others doing it. they didnt have to pay for labor, just fuel and it took them 2 afternoons. its all just sand. they saved a load and from what I know they can legally drill their own well
Zandargi Rathod (3 years ago)
doginwoods (3 years ago)
My water table is shallow, about 8 feet down.  I live on the Gulf Coast, next to a creek.  I used a 4" PVC pipe, with a top piece connected to 2 water hoses.  I was able to push my pipe down 20 feet, and get water.  I failed 2 times, because the sand settled up around my drill pipe when my water shut off un-expectedly.  So, I hope to get a well at my third attempt, but it is a lot of money saved, if you can do it yourself!
dnahoghunter (3 years ago)
+doginwoods thats a fact. up north we could dig a shallow well for a temp.. theres alot of ways. good luck
Avery S (3 years ago)
Awesome video. I need to do one that's 1000 ft deep. Would it work?
Avery minimum 300mtrs.depth
Avery S .
Avery S (1 year ago)
Ah! Sounds good. Thank you so much!
K9spud (1 year ago)
I recommend using any method you can do to get 'er done. I've never used this particular method, but it looks like a winner to me! If it can pull out medium sized rocks, which it probably can, this method might be exactly what I would need. This method requires the metal drill pipe to fall a distance first to pick up speed. If I were to use this method, I'd probably start with augering a hole by hand to get some depth built into the ground first. That way I wouldn't need to build such a high boom to suspend the pipe from. If I could find a pair of sufficiently strong enough trees to hang the pulley from, that would be ideal.
Avery S (1 year ago)
The water's that deep. Anyway, that particular project is not feasible. Might have to do it elsewhere. And if the well doesn't have to be hundred of feet deep, would you still recommend this method or some other method?
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Platenum francis (3 years ago)
Thanks for sharing
jo black (3 years ago)
What state are they in
dnahoghunter (3 years ago)
+jo black Texas
DIY-Solar-Energy (3 years ago)
Awesome. You just gave me some good ideas.
dnahoghunter (3 years ago)
+DIY-Solar-Energy cool
fred sr Gammon (3 years ago)
I have a question! My well is a drilled well  with casing pipe, but is has a rock stuck in it. What can I do to remove that rock? Please help. Thank you.
Stress Belden (1 year ago)
Consult your drilling water well contractor. He is responsible for the correct operation of the well before he turns it over to you.....provided you didn't pay him the final $$$$$$ before this happened.....this rock incident. If you have paid him the final installment, you may never see him again. By the way, how do you get a rock stuck in a piece of casing?
dnahoghunter (3 years ago)
+fred sr Gammon Im sorry, i have no Idea
Jack Frye (3 years ago)
Way to guy's that's making it happen DIY
yarzad baz (3 years ago)
It's brilliant.  FYI, In Afghanistan Water wells are made without the help of Machineries with Manpower and  dig the hard ground for around 98 Fts to 114 Fts which is pretty tough and its worth mentioning that we do not have such type of equipments in our villages in order to test it :( anyhow thank you for sharing it
Tyler Gunn (1 year ago)
you can also use this system with a tripod and pully. the area of Afghanistan I was in water was at 30 feet. another location we drilled 1500 feet to get water...
dnahoghunter (3 years ago)
+yarzad baz yeah we had alot of hand dug shallow wells where I grew up. theres many ways to do it.
Rhett Burk (3 years ago)
Thats really awesome thanks for sharing!
dnahoghunter (3 years ago)
+Rhett Burk welcome
Ray Herrera (3 years ago)
Fishin' Every Day (3 years ago)
Fernando Faraldo (3 years ago)
now this is definitely a do it yourself idea! nice going guys 
Three Sixteen (3 years ago)
they should use an air vibrator on the pipe like the ones used to unload hopper trucks... that would be easier than banging the pipe with a hammer... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQFIqLDAmW8
FloFloNL (3 years ago)
You don't need the heavy machines !!
dnahoghunter (3 years ago)
+FloFloNL they did, I wasnt drilling
Don L (3 years ago)
Yes, pretty cool. As with some other commentators below here in upstate New York the ground water is in gravel so they use a "pounding" drilling method. I've seen redneck versions of those also. When my well crapped out I followed the advice of a friend; I went into my cellar, pounded 5 lengths of 5 foot 2 1/2 inch galvanized pipe BY HAND. It took me 2 days. That was in 1991 and I've had great water ever since.
dnahoghunter (3 years ago)
+Don L wow thats awesome!
man that rocked! i wish we could do it here in WV but there is way to many rocks.
dnahoghunter (3 years ago)
+Jonathan's River Rat Cooking yeah its all sand where they did it
David Kiptum (3 years ago)
Darth Teabagger (3 years ago)
that is medieval 
dnahoghunter (3 years ago)
+Darth Teabagger it works
hawre abdulla (3 years ago)
well done mate
dnahoghunter (3 years ago)
+hawre abdulla thanks but I just filmed
Shades shady (3 years ago)
LOL that's a redneck version of one of them old school cable drill rigs. Except when they go to depth they would use spangs and tool string weight and then engage a a arm that would work like a see saw going up and down lifting the tool up so much then dropping it in to the ground. With the right tools you could go through bed rock.  In soft ground like they are in, if you have access to water you can use water to drill. Just push your casing down while your drilling and it works great also.
Karen Pineda (3 years ago)
pen mightygun (3 years ago)
the man standing near the hole is at risk of that cable flying toward him , that's the only safety issue I see. otherwise why waste money drill your own. im on a rock hill so a simple pipe wont get it done.
Sweet idea!
dynocompe (4 years ago)
we call this sand bailing on the oil rigs lol, wont this just fill up with sand again within a few months? and need to be bailed out once again?
dnahoghunter (4 years ago)
+dynocompe not if the drop water pipe down the hole
NicholasKelley111 (4 years ago)
I wonder if this would do better with rocks than the water method????
huntingairrifle68 (4 years ago)
I forgot you have videos beautiful!
huntingairrifle68 (4 years ago)
well, this way of drilling the ground is called, beat pole, was used in ancient Rome! Roma caput mundi!!
dnahoghunter (4 years ago)
Stefan Gradinaru (4 years ago)
Awesome but how do I know when I reach the water level
dnahoghunter (4 years ago)
you will start to pull up wet muddy dirt and see water on the pipe
Eddie Kilby (4 years ago)
country boy can survive.........
iamatt (4 years ago)
Holy crap that redneck right there. Man that shit looks dangerous as hell. Also doing your own well you avoid big brosnakes knowing about it.
dynocompe (4 years ago)
not that dangerous really, its just a sand bailer, you could lift the bailer by hand.not much tension in the cables at all, most dangerous part is probably actually pulling up the bailer full of sand
live free (4 years ago)
thats one way to do it
Awesome! Very interesting and I may use this method one day.
dnahoghunter (4 years ago)
yeah it was cool the way they did it
cking_closure (4 years ago)
That was cool , I really liked it thankx mate
dnahoghunter (4 years ago)
perry love (4 years ago)
Tripod and regular truck with a release is a good idea. Here's your release mechanism: Just tie a decent length line on the release. http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=25025&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&storeId=11151&storeNum=50045&subdeptNum=50046&classNum=50047#.UvMjo7ToOUk
HawgNSonsTV2 (4 years ago)
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Shniggit (4 years ago)
*awkward silence* ... lol
Prairie Falcon (4 years ago)
That is really slick.  
dnahoghunter (4 years ago)
isnt it? thanks

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