Driving Well in South Florida
I started driving a well this weekend, and after loosing my PVC pipe down the hole, I switched to a steel drive point.
I washed a hole down 10' to the water line, and then drove the point, using a 10' section of pipe to save some hard labor.
When I finished with the drive, the cap has ruined the threads on the first pipe section. Thankfully, I have the equipment to re-thread the pipe out of the ground.
I was using a drive cap that I purchased, as well as the really expensive lathed couplings rather than the cast couplings. Am I in trouble, or what am I doing wrong? I am a little suprised that the cap destroyed the pipe threads in only 300 blows.
I need only about six more feet to be set for the well (One pipe segment) What should I do?
Thanks for your help.