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    Just got a cabin up the Deshka, the well hasn't been used in a couple of years. It has a pitcher pump on top but all I'm getting is mud water. I've pumped well over 100 gallons out of it so far but it's still not clear. The previous owner told me it was only about 11 feet deep. From what I can tell he just put the pipe into the ground. No pvc, no pea gravel. Anyone know where to rent a hand held well auger. My thoughts are to pull the pipe, did it out and put in the pvc and gravel. The property is pretty wet and the soil sandy. Any input is greatly appreciated...
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    Could always get a sand point and some new pipe. Might be able to pound in a new well since its that soft and try to go deeper


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    Could always get a sand point and some new pipe. Might be able to pound in a new well since its that soft and try to go deeper


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    What are you doing this weekend.....wanna drive in a new sand point?
    Its 1.5'' pipe with a sand point down 11' currently. Previous owner pulled it this summer and drove it back in. Now we get sandy/silty water from it.
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    Hmm. I'll see what we have going on.


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    At 11' it might be at the water mark of the river. I rented a jack hammer from a place in town and a gravel point. Takes less than 2 hours to do including finding new water.

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    Where did you purchase the gravel point?
    Is it heavier version of a sand point? More robust possibly for driving through larger debris?
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    I'm in the Interior and Samson Hardware is well outfitted for many cabin projects.

    I was told by an old timer that has drilled a lot of wells in the interior. He said the gravel point is better. I think it's just the mesh size that's different.

    Here's a write up I did :
    Driving a shallow well | akcub
    https://akcub.wordpress.com/2015/09/...-shallow-well/

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    FlyLow,

    Thanks for the link. I found a ton of info on drillyourownwell.com. Think we have a plan. Where do I get the water tested as to is it safe to drink?
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    Try Alaska Water Conditioning at 6.5 Palmer /Wasilla Hwy. 376-8822

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    Any of the local labs can do the basic testing (total coliform, nitrate, arsenic). SGS, Analytica, MatSu Water, etc.....

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