Surely there's some type of drill you can use to get through clay like
you've described? The problem with hammering a rod is that the clay
has to be impacted out of the way. Drilling evacuates that clay
I see what you are saying, and I know what you are talking about. Here
at my house in North Florida, we have Surface Water at 20 feet, and I
Now pull drinking water from this well at 25 Feet. Total depth of the
well is 30 Feet.(no choice) However, Until my main well went south, It
was down about 350 feet for really Good Water. My son moved next to me
and his well is down 360 feet.
But there is Always Surface Water. The Surface water is great for
watering the garden, but the only way I can use it for drinking water is
to Filter, Filter, and use a water softener to take out the iron.
And yes we have hard pan also. It lays in layers at several different
depth levels, and while it is difficult to drive a well point down
through, it is possible. But even so, many times there is surface water
right above the first layer of hard pan, because the water cannot
penetrate through it. I agree that running water Down the pipe or
around the pipe works very well. Even a well driller pumps water down to
help drill his holes. Lots of luck with whatever you choose to do.
On Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:25:23 -0500, godsword wrote:
I can top that with another Boise story :-). Our place was on septic.
About 2' down, even less in a few places, was a layer of lava. The
ditches for our drain field were not dug, they were blasted :-). Luckily
lava is quite porous.
But I'm sure you have better sinkhole stories :-).
When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and
carrying a cross.
No better story. I know that there are places in the US that has Rock
only inches, to a few feet down. Our Relatives in Missouri had rock only
inches down, and had to blast out each fence post hole. But that is NOT
hard pan. When I lived in the Miami area, I had to break up sandstone
and coral rock with a tiller, pulverize it with a tree limb shredder, to
make the soil for my garden. We only had 3-4 inches of top soil. Every
place is different, But why Quit just because someone says that it
cannot be done. I also grew asparagus in south Florida when they said
that it could not be done. And I was not the only one who did it.
Finally got a bill in the mail so I can give you the stats:
For a 3 month period, 7 rooms, 1 tub/shower, 2 toilets:
storm water (whether it rains or not)--$6.00
Total bill with taxes---$201.26 divided by 3 for a monthly total of
pennies just over $67/month
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