Tuesday, October 03, 2006
We've started a new venture in our little community this month - "driving" for water. I hired a young guy named Saihnaa, who is taking evening Bible courses, to research local materials and methods for drilling wells (our "western" method was difficult and expensive). So we started hand-drilling the first two meters (until we hit water) and then we simply put a pipe in the ground (with a point on it) and start pounding it down. This was our first well (we are now on our third and taking orders for more!), with Baljee and Gerlay doing the heavy lifting and pounding. Pray that 8-10 meters is deep enough for clean water, and that we figure out a way to keep the wells from freezing throughout our -30 winters!
Posted by Fields of the harvest at 8:05 PM
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In Alaska we used circ pumps and heat tape...and we experienced some pretty cold winters (down to 60 below)in Fairbanks. Might be out of the question in your location ($ & availability...possibly an issue)
love to see your post...
Hello, I am putting together a little info on circulating pumps...
not sure if this will work..do you have power available? What about a weep hole in the piping above the frost line so that the water would drain from the exposed piping back into the well?
Far as the circ pump could you pump it through the piping to keep it moving and thus freezing or is the well freezing an issue?
If so could you pump it back into the well itself to keep the water moving not only through the piping, but through the well itself...I guess that would make it a double well...sorry for rambling:-) Will it be running all the time or just sporadically?
how are the wells coming???
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