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Old 06-09-2015, 12:20 PM
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Has anyone ever heard of drilling a crooked well ? I'm on the edge of a pretty good hill and was wondering if I could drill at say a 45 degree angle into the hill . How would that affect water pull ?
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Old 06-09-2015, 02:49 PM
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Not sure what it gets you since the water under the ground is at the same level no matter how you drill unless it is an artesian supply where water will come out under its own pressure.

Other than that I would think it is pretty important to have your plastic pipe as straight as possible. When a well pump starts running it causes the pipe to whip around and many times the reason a well pump quits running is cause the start wire is slapping against rocks ( most casings only go 80 ft or so) . and eventually breaks . Not a well driller but seems if the plastic pipe is not straight. That would cause failure lots sooner.
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Old 06-22-2015, 12:22 AM
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The oil industry drills crooked wells all the time... Both shallow and deep wells.. (8 - 10,000 ft. and 20,000 ft..)

I don't know how they do that, but a water driller using a Hughes type rotary tool should be able to do the same thing...

Like said I would presume it all depends on the water table and ground above it...

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