Digging a shallow well from dowsing to digging to capping. This shallow well will provide water for our bees and supporting plants. This dig uses a modified hand auger and took about 4 hours to complete (17 feet with nearly 4 feet of water).
Through Seymour's permission I add a link to their auger product line here - https://seymourmidwest.com/augers Use code: TigerCreek20 for a 20% discount NOTE: The replacement auger for the AUA2 (adjustable from 6-8 inches) like I am using is now called the Seymour S500 Industrial Iwan-Adjustable Auger SKU: 21326 - and can be found here - https://seymourmidwest.com/21326
Your well "parts list" -
Auger and extensions for digging hole
4 bags (approx) of Pea Gravel - surrounds outside of casing pipe in hole
1 bag Quickrete - seals around top of well
Casing Pipe 4 inch PVC Pipe - length = depth of well plus 3 feet 4 inch PVC Cap - bottom of casing pipe (optional) 4 inch PVC Flange - top of casing pipe for mounting pump Use saw to cut slots for water entry at water level and below.
Water Pipe 1 inch PVC - length = one foot from bottom of well to pump 1 inch Couplers if needed 1 inch to 1 1/4 inch PVC Threaded Adapter - need 2 - one for pump/one for foot valve Brass Foot Valve 1 1/4 inch - bottom of water pipe
Teflon Tape - to seal pipe threads at foot valve and pump
Pitcher Pump - consider purchasing “Certified Lead Free”