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    Water--maybe! :)

    This big loud thing is in our yard right now:

    We are drilling a well. So far the hole is 40 feet deep and bone dry. We are hoping to hit water somewhere between 80-100 feet. I can't wait to have water!! Hopefully, we actually end up with a well and not just an extremely expensive useless hole in the ground!
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    Wow, that is impressive. Your life is so different than mine.
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    Hope you find some water!

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    As long as it's water and not oil. How do they figure out where to
    drill? Hope it doesn't take to long to finish the job.
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    Wow.. I couldn't imagine having to drill that far for water!

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    Glacier ~ I hope they hit water soon. When we drilled our well at the cabin, we hit water at about 80 feet. Unfortunately, we also hit 3 coal seams. Our water is tea colored and tastes awful. Sooooo, we're still hauling water. Ahhh! Life in the Last Frontier!
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    Tamara,

    Good Luck!!!

    BUT

    WOW - if you hit oil ...... $$$$$$$$
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    Quote Originally Posted by kuhio98
    Glacier ~ I hope they hit water soon. When we drilled our well at the cabin, we hit water at about 80 feet. Unfortunately, we also hit 3 coal seams. Our water is tea colored and tastes awful. Sooooo, we're still hauling water. Ahhh! Life in the Last Frontier!

    Oh, that's a bummer! I don't think we have to worry about coal. Sulphur might be a problem. There's alot of that around here! Do you have water delivery or haul your own?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizbud
    How do they figure out where to
    drill? Hope it doesn't take to long to finish the job.
    We had a couple people come out and dowse or witch the property. Two of them said this spot was the best. One of them said we had no water. He used a different method and was a little creepy! We are hoping he was wrong!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kfamr
    Wow.. I couldn't imagine having to drill that far for water!
    LOL! If we hit above 100 feet, it will be wonderful! We have friends who had to go 220 before they hit anything. The guy who delivers our water now goes to several places with 300 foot dry holes in their yards!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glacier

    The guy who delivers our water now goes to several places
    with 300 foot dry holes in their yards!


    Those are pretty deep dry holes!

    Good Luck finding GOOD Water!

    BUTT ... if it comes in dry - consider using it as a GeoThermal well -
    circulate some water through the hole in pipes and run the water
    through a Heat Pump = Cheap Heat for the house!

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    Wow! My parents well is 75 feet deep. Recently the pump died so they had to uncap the well, fish out the old pump and drop down the new one.

    Dad said the water was black from settled sediment.

    Good luck!!
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    Good luck with the drilling. Wishes that you hit clean, clear water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizbud
    How do they figure out where to drill?
    Well.....with a divining rod of course!

    Hope it comes up crystal clear!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glacier
    We had a couple people come out and dowse or witch the property. Two of them said this spot was the best. One of them said we had no water. He used a different method and was a little creepy! We are hoping he was wrong!

    Thanks. I was thinking of a dowser stick but couldn't remember what
    it was called.
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