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    Default Newbie sand point question

    I am trying to dig a sand point well to water a very small area of grass on a 4 plex that I own. I have what I understand to be a pretty standard setup. It goes down about 25 feet.

    Bought the tip on amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    The problem I'm having is that it seems like it's all thick mud down there. I can stick a hose in the pipe and turn her on and I get a small amount of mud out. I can hammer her down pretty easily, and easily could go further without thinking about it.

    My question is where to go next. I have an air hose I could try blowing the bottom out, but it seems like the mud is too firm at the bottom to be able to pull water in. If I go down further will I hit water? I have neighbors that do have working wells at about the same depth.

    If I fill the pipe up with water, it will stay at the same level without letting any out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Table83 View Post
    If I fill the pipe up with water, it will stay at the same level without letting any out.
    You are not in the right formation. A well that will take water can make water. One that can't, won't.

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