Friday, June 17, 2011

Drilling on

David broke ground, literally.  It was quite the challenge, especially since I couldn't help much.  So David was going at it alone.  It took about 6, very long, hours.  And many tools flying out of anger.  A lot of cigarettes.  Tomorrow, he'll tackle drilling the well again.

This is what David has been up to for the last 5 hours.  

That, my friends, is victory.  

See, there was a chain wrapped around a lower part of the pipe.  It was initially attached to a chain horse, to try and pull the pipe up that way at first.  Through the course of trying, the slip knot was covered in silt.  So David had to get to that ball of chain through all that silt and lift it off the pipe.  Now we can place this pvc pipe down around the lead pipe and blast water down the pvc to clear the silt surrounding the pipe.  

1 comment:

The Zellers said...

What are you going to do now that you have found water??