Drilling a well

dtrade83July 17, 2013

I have an old farm yard I am rebuilding in north east Texas that has an old bent out of shape windmill that use to pump water on it. The pipes have rusted shut so I want to drill another hole. Does anyone have any info or advice on how to do this.

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gmatx zone 6

The first thing to do is decide if you wish to have a windmill or a submergible pump (if that is an option).

Why do you want to drill a new hole? Is that one dry? Just because the column pipe is rusted shut (?) doesn't mean there is no water. You would need to have a well driller check out the water status for you unless the previous owner can give you that information. I would suggest you contact someone local who deals in windmills and check into buying a new tower and mill (or used ones in good shape) to replace the one currently there if the well still has water available and you want to maintain a windmill. You will probably need to replace your sucker rods, also. A windmill requires good maintenance to operate properly.

Not sure of the water table depth in that part of the state, but well drilling is best left to the professionals. Call a local driller and visit with them.

Best of luck.


    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 8:04PM
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Thank you for the feed back gmatx. All of the family menbers that would know any thing about the water table have passed away so I think your advice is my best option

    Bookmark   August 2, 2013 at 6:20PM
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