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#31 tater195 ONLINE  

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Posted May 29, 2015 - 07:16 PM

That is sort of what I was doing with the 15# rock bar, only I was lifting it by hand. There seems to a 5" deep crack in the rock that it keeps getting wedged in



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Posted May 29, 2015 - 07:24 PM

Two unsolicited comments: 1). Why don't you just install a cistern and catch water from your roof? 2). The other comment relates to chasing your neighbors horses and we have no pics.......

Good luck.
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Posted May 29, 2015 - 07:30 PM

1) we live on a gravel road and get dust on the shop that will end up in the water. I plan on using it to water the garden, and possibly some live stock, along with occasionally power washing the shop. When you need the water for the garden, its usually because it hasnt rained for a long time. Dont want a 600 gallon tank in the way.

 

2) none that I can post on here :thumbs:  



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Posted September 27, 2016 - 07:30 PM

Back on this project. I bought a 3.5 x 14" core drill and an old Earthquake post hole digger power head. I got through 8" of rock before the gear box blew up. New one ordered, should be here by the weekend.


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Posted September 27, 2016 - 11:00 PM

 I got through 8" of rock before the gear box blew up. New one ordered,

 

 

Persistent aren't you.  :smilewink:

We were lucky when drilling ours. The kids and I drilled our down 18' in two nights with a post hole auger. That was probably 20 years ago and we are still watering with it. Hope you find good water. :thumbs:


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Posted September 30, 2016 - 08:26 PM

Got the new head today. made it through the rock...then a 4" clay seam... then more rock. I lost track of how far I got tonight before it got dark, but its 6" passed my last mark I made on the drill shaft. I think that puts me at 13 feet. Not the easiest way to do it, but it is getting done.


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Posted September 30, 2016 - 09:09 PM

There is a gravel seam not far from here. Houses were built on it years ago.
There is one spot that they can't find water. I have a friend that drilled over 200 feet and never touched water. The house is fed with a slow, but steady spring from the hillside, but nothing under it.




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