The Basics of Drilling a Well

How to drill a water well EL Campo using hand equipment is a question that people who work in the oil and gas industry often ask. It is true that drilling a well can be done by hand but there are also some complications associated with that method that you need to take into consideration. For example, drilling a well requires you to go underground, which requires you to know how to measure the depth properly. If you need to go underground for more than just a few feet then it is wise to use an electronic depth estimator to determine how deep you need to drill to reach the desired level of water.

Know Technical Issues

You should also remember that drilling a well requires you to be familiar with the technical issues involved with digging a hole underground. That means knowing how to properly load the soil so that you do not break the pipe or you run the risk of damaging the pipe by over-dumping the dirt or mud. However, you also need to remember that digging a hole that is more than 30 feet deep will be more difficult than digging one that is only a few feet deep. That means you will need to plan your excavation very carefully so that you do not dig a hole that will compromise the well’s integrity or put your workers and property at risk.

Using PVC

In addition to knowing how to drill a well, you also need to know how to dig a PVC pipe. A PVC pipe is an insulated pipe that is used in a variety of applications including heating and refrigeration systems.  That means that the contractor that you hire must have had considerable experience in placing PVC pipes in the past and will probably tell you that he will never attempt to perform the task without a concrete base and concrete footing.

 

David Curry

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