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Old 09-23-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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The granite layer here is 90-100 ft deep.

If a well driller does not hit watter he continues drilling as deep into granite as it takes to create a "resevoir)

Since you get billed by the foot why should the well driller care how deep he has to drill--------$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Naturally, he wouldn't want to drill where a witcher found water at 67 ft and make only a small amount of $$
But, I would make more money on the 67 foot well around here.

It would take a screen and gravel packing. That is expensive and I could do three a day. If they were not very far apart.
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:35 AM
 
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The granite layer here is 90-100 ft deep.

If a well driller does not hit water he continues drilling as deep into granite as it takes to create a "resevoir)

Since you get billed by the foot why should the well driller care how deep he has to drill--------$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Naturally, he wouldn't want to drill where a witcher found water at 67 ft and make only a small amount of $$
I have to wonder why the witcher does not own a rig and drill???
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:36 AM
 
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------around me we have lots of water---

If that's the case, it must be ideal for a well driller.

Sure not the case where I am.
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:37 AM
 
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------around me we have lots of water---

If that's the case, it must be ideal for a well driller.

Sure not the case where I am.
But, I drill with 100 miles, not just here.
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:44 AM
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Location: Cody, WY
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You never answered the question--------Do you charge for dry holes
Do bears defecate in the woods?
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Old 09-23-2010, 09:49 AM
 
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Do bears defecate in the woods?
Did you have a point???

I hope you are not attempting to tell me my business.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:11 AM
Status: "Support the Mining Law of 1872" (set 26 days ago)
 
Location: Cody, WY
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Have you ever charged for a dry hole?

You never answerred the questions.
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You never answered the question--------Do you charge for dry holes
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Do bears defecate in the woods?
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Did you have a point???

I hope you are not attempting to tell me my business.
Marmac, I believe that you have your answer.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Interior AK
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A dowser's trade is to find water.

A driller's trade is to drill a cased well.

Neither guarantees the other. You can find water and not tap it with a drilled well. And you can drill a well and not find water.
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:20 PM
 
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A dowser's trade is to find water.

A driller's trade is to drill a cased well.

Neither guarantees the other. You can find water and not tap it with a drilled well. And you can drill a well and not find water.
EXCELLENT observation !
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Old 09-23-2010, 02:42 PM
 
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A dowser's trade is to find water.

A driller's trade is to drill a cased well.

Neither guarantees the other. You can find water and not tap it with a drilled well. And you can drill a well and not find water.
Agian...not a big problem around here.

All water is not potable.

We due have problems with secondary contaminants.
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