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    Are you prepared? What about water?

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    I like this because if you dig in one spot and it doesn't work out, you can start over as many times as you need before you commit the parts to the well.

    My driven point well kit is a one-shot deal - once it's in the ground, you'd play hell in pulling it out... this digging method is better IMHO.
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    A couple of weeks ago, I received a small water distilling kit that can be used on any type of water, no matter how dirty or polluted, or salty. It's on the smallish side (2-3 qts./day), so I'm trying to figure out a way to make a larger one...
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    I have an electric well, but I want to add a hand pump to it.

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    I'd love to see somebody use that around here, they might make it 6 inches before they hit a rock.
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    Then Use the motherfucking PURPLE ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by alismith View Post
    A couple of weeks ago, I received a small water distilling kit that can be used on any type of water, no matter how dirty or polluted, or salty. It's on the smallish side (2-3 qts./day), so I'm trying to figure out a way to make a larger one...
    Build a still. You can use that to distill water. I have seen pages on the net that show you how to build one from a beer keg.

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    In my area, you get salt water unless you have a deep well, as in around 100 feet or so.
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    It's not for everywhere... they say "clay and sand" - which is what I've got around me. As for a backup for an electric well pump - I'd look at a solar set-up and keep it in a metal trash can with cardboard liner to EMP proof it - bring it out if needed. But a hand pump would be good too

    If you live in an area with plenty of bad water and need to purify it, then check out a solar condenser - that uses the sun to heat the water for distillation. Should be able to get several gallons a day from that...
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    I would love to do this. I live in a valley with a high water table, but the ground is full of rock.

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    I have a water well with a 2hp pump. I believe the well is around 130ft deep. Really good water but with high mineral content.
    About a foot down is red clay that is like a brick and it goes for many many feet. It would take me weeks to do it the way he is doing it. If I was to do something like this, I would engineer something that is power driven and weighted down. That guy must live in a low spot.

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    I think he lives in florida.

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