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Hand Auger Shallow Well

 
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After our latest extended electricity outage I moved "hand dig a well" to the top of my to-do list.
The hand auger method works great here in South Georgia since it is ideal for a shallow well/hand pump combination.
My brother in law used my auger and dug one for himself a week later.
The video is a description of what was used and a visual of how to do it - not difficult at all but sometimes you're looking for that one bit of information that you don't have or don't understand.
 
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Awesome video, we have tried a method quite similar using PVC pipe and water pressure. I will be trying your "hand auger and extensions" method this spring since I believe we have some shallow springs under us.

Thanks for the info
 
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Thanks for the kind words.

Check out a couple of the other videos I made on the well digging. One is about making an airlift bailer to help clean the well, and the other is s better way to auger by changing the pipe extensions to square tubing.

Airlift Bailer


Improved Auger Digging


Good luck!
 
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We had an extended power outage last week as well and we do what we always do; go old school, walk across the road to my grandmother's house (we own it now) and pull the cover off her hand dug well made in the early 1800's. I have to yard up a 5 gallon bucket on a rope, but it gets us by.

 
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Perfect thanks again
 
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