Uploaded by babaloo42 on Mar 24, 2011
PARTS LIST BELOW. Got this idea from u-tuber Approtechie. He has a lot of good ideas. Use schedule 40 white PVC pipe. I don’t have back up power here so this is my way of accessing my most convenient source of clean water if the power should go out for a long period of time. I used teflon tape on any threaded joints. This cost about $70 to put together.
Outer Pipe-One 11/4″ plastic foot valve(Lowes has them)
-One 11/4″ adapter(slip x thread)
-As much 11/4″ PVC pipe and couplings as needed
-One 11/4″ x 1″ Tee(slip)
-One 11/4″ x 1″ Bushing(slip)
-One 1″ x 1/2″ Bushing(slip) Trim the inside of this one.
Inner Pipe- One 3/4″ Plastic foot valve
-One 3/4″ Adapter(slip x thread) Trim the outside of this one.
-One 3″ length of 3/4″ pipe-sand one end to fit into 1″pipe
-About a 3ft. length of 1″ pipe- this will be the piston
-One 1″ x 1/2″ Bushing(slip)
-As much 1/2″ pipe and couplings as needed(1/4″ holes drilled straight through pipe just above the piston)
-One 1/2″Tee(slip) + two short lengths of 1/2″ with two 1/2″caps(slip) complete the handle.
I capped the handle off completely to trap air inside the upper portion of the 1/2″ pipe because I didn’t want to waste of energy lifting a lot of trapped water up and down. Also to force the water out the 11/4Tee. I was a little worried that the trapped air would make the inner pipe too buoyant so I did drill a hole in it about midway down. My well is pretty clean so I didn’t put any kind of filter at the bottom. Some wells might need a finer screen than the one that comes with the foot valve( I think I’ve heard of people using sack cloth for this but not sure). For larger depths it might help to make the piston longer, maybe 5ft.
Youtuber sameggers1 did a great video of his version
DO IT YOURSELF SHALLOW WELL WITH PROBLEMS, THAT’S WHY IT IS IN THREE PARTS. THIS IS GOOD INFORMATION FOR YOU TO KNOW BEFORE YOU BUILD YOUR WELL. ALSO, READ THE COMMENTS PEOPLE LEFT ON THIS VIDEO.
Uploader Comments (bctruck)
you do realize you could have used a well point, no need to dig, just drive it down.
asgfremont 1 month ago
@asgfremont you do realiize i considered several differant methods of aquiring access to my water table? a well point would not have given me anywhere near enough gallons per minute. it would have definately been far easier than digging with an auger,but i wasnt going for easy,i was needing an adequate amount of water ,which the well point is not capable of.
bctruck 1 month ago
I finished my 2 day project in just under 6 days. Not bad as far as my estimation of time goes. It came in at the $400 level including trash pump rental. $200 of that came from the sale of my big screen tv. I never watch tv and it just gathered dust. Its kind of nice having access to water and not be beholding to anyone for it.
The FloJak Story Video
Everyone knows that water is the most essential element on earth. Three days without it and your body begins to die. When disaster strikes, it quickly vanishes from store shelves. You could make it for a short time on survival rations…about a gallon per day. A two-week survival-ration for a family of five is 70 gallons. No bathing, no watering, no clean clothes.
DRILLING A WATER WELL
WHERE DO I DRILL THE WATER WELL?
Uploaded by Hydromissions on Nov 20, 2010
A Hydromissions instructional video presenting a brief overview on how to choose an appropriate location for a well. This video is mostly geared toward third world water well drilling, so please check with your local authorities on what you can and cannot do in your area. For more information, please visit www.hydromissions.com.