Drilling with just One Hose
Innovative technique posted by Paul Smith on YouTube that uses common materials
I have gotten dozens of emails from folks who don't have two hoses they can use to drill a well. They frequently point out to me that if they had that much water available, they wouldn't need a well. OK, fair enough. If you don't have much water available for drilling, use a mud pump if you possibly can. It works great. Seriously, a mud pump is a game changer. If a mud pump is not an option for you, read on.
I ran across this video on YouTube. Paul Smith has an excellent technique that he has been kind enought to share. It only requires one hose. It involves using an air and water mixture to bring the cuttings up.
He pumps both water
and air down to the bottom of the hole. The water and air
mixture then bring the cuttings to the top inside the