DIY Video : How to dig a Shallow Well by hand . Step by step instructions ..


This video shows setting up a Hand Dug Well from start to finish. I used a “fence post auger” to drill this well.Most of the materials can be bought from your local garages or market, but in case you have issues finding them, you can always look for them online.Nonetheless, you will need:Fence post auger, preferably one that adjusts to 8 inches,3 inches PVC pipes for casting,5 four-foot extensions and collars,1.5 inch PVC pipes as the drop pipe,Foot valve,Hand pump,A few sacks of pea gravel.Start digging with a sturdy shovel and make sure that the hole is around eight inches.


After you have dug for about a minute or so, put in the fence post auger in the hole and dig for about eight feet.•As you keep digging, you may need to start adding the extensions using the collars on your fence post auger, as the whole will continue to get deeper.If you hit the top of the water table, keep on digging.

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