It's always exciting when the infrastructure goes in. We were pleasantly surprised when the well truck showed up earlier than expected.
Mike watching them start to drill:
The rig is set and ready to go:
They use foam to assist in the removal of cuttings and help with the water flow. This is new to us. It will dissolve after a few days:
The well here is 90 feet deep.
Since the well men showed up early we weren't quite prepared so we had to order our well pump and wait for that to arrive. The well drillers usually do that for you but we want the same pump we have in TN which is a solar pump and can be run in emergencies and without much electric.
Finally it's our turn to work:)
We stretch out the water line and get ready to connect it to the pump. Mike uses the torch to heat up the pipe. It makes it more pliable and easier to work with:
Working on the electrical:
We will run the electric wore down the length of the water pipe and tape both together:
Adding the torque arrestor. This is to protect the well pump and electrical wires from the casing:
Mike feeding the pump into the well:
Mike working o the bladder tank:
He does such a nice neat job. Now we just need ot build a house for the well:
Oh happy day...we have water:)
It will take about a week to clear up after all of the disturbance of the underground limestone and sand.
Next up...the footers for our building.