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Homemade Water Well Drill Bit


Water Well Drill Bit
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BUILDER:
Dave on davesplanet.net
DESCRIPTION:
Homemade water well drill bit constructed from 1" galvanized iron pipe and 1/4" steel plate.
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Aug 12, 2019 12:32 PM
Anonymous
SCHADE ALLES NUR AUF ENGLISCH ???
Jul 06, 2017 6:36 PM
Anonymous
Have you ever heard of a well point. Typically about 3 feet long and designed to be the first piece of pipe driven, contains a screen system to filter out particulate from the water as it is pumped from the ground.
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DIY Water Well Drill Bit - comment on how to build a Water Well Drill Bit - 4 comments
Anonymous says:
Aug 12, 2019 12:32 PM
SCHADE ALLES NUR AUF ENGLISCH ???

Anonymous says:
Jul 06, 2017 6:36 PM
Have you ever heard of a well point. Typically about 3 feet long and designed to be the first piece of pipe driven, contains a screen system to filter out particulate from the water as it is pumped from the ground.

Anonymous says:
Oct 03, 2016 3:55 PM
The plan is valid, but like an earlier post mentioned - galvanized pipe is to be avoided for long term potable water use. Which pretty much makes using galvanized pipe for ANY 'prepper' purpose a bad idea, because you never know when you might have to 'repurpose' something in an emergency. Something else of concern is the hardness of the cutting bit. Many locations have hard rocky ground that even forge-hardened steel can't easily cut through. One possible idea is to check with mining companies(or friends who mine) to see if they happen to have any waste drill bits. Often when a bit has a few teeth shattered, the bit is pulled and replaced while the old one gets discarded. If you can acquire a few of these, it may be possible to remove the good teeth and braze them onto the surface of the steel. You would likely have to create a 'seat' for the teeth to fit and properly work without shattering(they need as much support as possible to keep them from shattering, because of the brittleness that comes with being so hard). PS - even though you are not intending to use the bit for a potable water pipe, If that bit should fall off into whatever reservoir of water .... well eventually the zinc WILL leach into the water possibly causing harmful levels of zinc in ALL the water from that location.

Anonymous says:
Sep 04, 2016 9:07 PM
Dave, love the idea but galvanized pipe and fittings IU NFS should not be use for potable water wells. Zinc in the galvanizing is toxic and will cause illness if the water is consumed for long enough

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