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m2pro
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What do y'all know about drilling for water...


I know absolutely nothing and figured there was no harm in asking the OB if any of y'all have any experience with the guys that have rigs on the back of a pickup that go around and get contracted for work around rural areas to tap into the water table so that they can fill up a manmade pond or a well.

Looking to find out about what the rigs cost, and if this is a viable business to get myself into.



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tenfoe
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re: What do y'all know about drilling for water...


Drill hole, put pump in place, up comes water.





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manmade pond
Nascar joxy in 5,4,3,2,....


Eta: If you need to know how to go about placing decoy deer around it and taking game cam shots, he is your man also



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Tigah in the ATL
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people from LA where the water table is like 1 foot down probably aren't your best source for this.





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JAB528
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nascar knows all about manmade ponds or puddles.





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wickowick
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If I use a post hole digger I hit water at 2'. Does this help you





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34venture
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if this is a viable business to get myself into


The guys I know that do it don't do it as a full time job. It is a side deal for them.






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Nodust
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Looking to find out about what the rigs cost, and if this is a viable business to get myself into.

All depends on the area. Some places water is really deep. Or good water is deep.

And you get really muddy everyday. And no need in showering til the weekend






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Teyeger
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The guys I know that do it don't do it as a full time job



Same here. Would be hard to make it your fulltime job. Most do it just for extra money or something extra for their business to offer. Both people I know that do it both have parts houses.






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m2pro
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Both people I know that do it both have parts houses.


interesting. that may be where i need to start asking around... do they rig it up on the back of a HD pickup? or is there a specific type of truck?






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Teyeger
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No both of theses guys have the big truck that is completely setup for drilling water wells.





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Teyeger
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Something more like this.







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m2pro
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that's what i figured. my concept of startup costs was anywhere south of 100k... which is a hell of a thing to get yourself into.





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34venture
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startup costs was anywhere south of 100k... which is a hell of a thing to get yourself into.



That would be a BOLD move in my opinion, but if that 's what you want to do best of luck






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m2pro
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Well, I'm on day one of my research... and I'm only to the OB atm lol... My simple thought was that there are quite a few guys that do this around where I'm from... and they're all supposedly backlogged with orders for even up to 6 months or more. If SOMEONE made a real run at claiming the #1 spot and didn't do it on the side, then they may stand to make a hell of a living.

Seems if you were the price leader, and aimed for NEVER missed a scheduled job, then the only thing that would really matter is how much you have to market yourself and how far you're willing to travel.






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Teyeger
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If there is that much work around tho, it may be something to try. Especially if you could purchase a truck on the cheap.





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m2pro
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Especially if you could purchase a truck on the cheap.


AND if you had someone that would do you mechanical work for super cheap. ;)






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OldSouth
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people from LA where the water table is like 1 foot down probably aren't your best source for this.


This. What you mean drill?






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4X4DEMON
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I would think that this would be hard to jump off into with both feet without previous experience. Start up cost, up keep, hiring someone with experience so you're not just drilling holes on peoples property hoping to hit water, it's a hell of a thing. Good luck in what you decide though.





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Salmon
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as someone how as overseen hundreds of groundwater wells drilled, a good driller is a very rare thing. And you will never make much money drilling wells for the general public. The money comes from O&G field or environmental monitoring. These companies tend to require safety training, certain certificates, etc.

If it is just something you are looking to do for a side job to drill a few residential wells, maybe it could work, but I would think the upkeep for the rig and insurance wouldn't allow for much of a profit






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