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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the straw badge in Plumbing.

In this Badge Bit, you will make a really deep hole in the ground.  A hole that has water at the bottom of it.  Let's make a deep well!

Here's a guy washing/jetting one:

And some guys washing one in the Phillipines:

To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
  - create a deep well with a casing without a well drilling machine
  - more than 35' deep
  - more than 1/2 gpm of flow

Points awarded range from 10-20 points based on complexity and depth of the well.  A relatively normal well digging experience will garner 12 points.  Installing the well in the casing is a different BB.

To show you've completed this Badge Bit, provide proof of the following as pics or video (less than two minutes):
  - the location where the well will go
  - the parts you're using to make the well
  - the finished well pipe/casing in the ground
  - video of at least 1/2 gallon per minute of flow
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