posted on May, 16 2004 @ 02:00 PM
there is much information on wells- a good one is the Chicago method of construction.
I remember, as a child, when we had a well drilled in Alabama. It was done by these two old, black men- and I watched them as they walked around and
around for about three days- they hand drilled to eighty feet. Of course, this drilled well used an electric pump. They inserted the pipe as they
The main concern would be the level of the water table. Obviously, if you were hand constructing a well, water depth would be all important. You would
not want an area that had water at 200 feet per say-
Here in Alaska many people depend on wells. Water quality varies from wells- from great Artesian water to nasty quality due to iron, sulphur, etc. in
the underground geology that the well has penetrated.
So- if you are looking to build a well- plan carefully. Also, believe it or not- divining is an example of water source location. Copper works the
best- I have seen this method employed numerous times prior to well drilling. A friend of mine bought a real nice lot with a view- drilled three wells
at a total of 700 feet or so combined- no water. A friend of his who divines walked around for a few with his copper rods- told him where to
drill...and he hit at 180 feet with great water quality.
Also- enter 'hand dug well' into google- plenty of information.