evan l pierce wrote:
jim forster wrote:Hi Marla,
We did turn it by hand. It is pretty easy to turn by hand except once you get into the wet clay. Then the suction makes it pretty hard. Also hitting a rock can slow it down and even stop it.
The hardest part is pulling it out of the hole once it is >15feet deep. You either need another person to help or to dismantle it every 10foot section. One could build it with thinner guage steel than we used.
I will demo how to build one 2 weeks from now at Wheaton Labs in Montana. There are still spots in our well drilling workshop available!
Destiny Hagest wrote:So glad to hear of the success with this project - it's a ray of hope for those of us that have seen the price quotes for having a well drilled by a company before
Joshua Myrvaagnes wrote:Just saw a gif (short movie) of someone cracking a bolder by banging many, many iron spikes. I guess they had ways before dynamite. (But after the pyramids ;) ). Maybe a faster way through bedrock, to crack somehow rather than puncture? wedge in a spike and then bang on that? I think the image was from East Asia.