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Non producing well

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hanovertom

09-15-2020 04:06:08




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Has anyone ever heard of “shooting a well”. To make it start producing or increase column?




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mark1955

09-17-2020 20:12:07




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 Re: Non producing well in reply to hanovertom, 09-15-2020 04:06:08  
reslls , that is funny, I cannot stop thinking, how he is going to get back in the house. diatomite is dangerous, but not as dangerous as his wife, that's a good one.



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c.amick

09-16-2020 17:51:33




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 Re: Non producing well in reply to hanovertom, 09-15-2020 04:06:08  
Here's what not to do. A friend of mine put some dynamite in his well and covered the well with an old car hood. When the shot went off the car hood went straight up into the air and came down through his mobile home roof.



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Butch(oh)

09-15-2020 17:19:57




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 Re: Non producing well in reply to hanovertom, 09-15-2020 04:06:08  
Yes it works. Our well was not keeping up and after being shot we have not had another problem with it for over 2 years now.



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buickanddeere

09-15-2020 10:22:15




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 Re: Non producing well in reply to hanovertom, 09-15-2020 04:06:08  
Usually not policy to start a whole new post when a post on the same topic from the same person already exists .



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hanovertom

09-15-2020 12:15:49




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 Re: Non producing well in reply to buickanddeere, 09-15-2020 10:22:15  
that was my slip up



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1948CaseVAI

09-15-2020 07:13:41




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 Re: Non producing well in reply to hanovertom, 09-15-2020 04:06:08  
If your sand point well plugs with silt you cannot pull it without big equipment, but you can blow the silt out of the sand point. You are not fracturing anything with a shotgun just blowing the silt off the screen. Works fine if the silt is really the problem. We shot several old garden irrigation wells in the 70s.



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RESLLS

09-15-2020 06:54:08




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 Re: Non producing well in reply to hanovertom, 09-15-2020 04:06:08  
Want a good laugh? YouTube Jimmy ferris spur texas

https://youtu.be/zzabmVIU6EQ



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47fivewindow

09-15-2020 10:49:11




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 Re: Non producing well in reply to RESLLS, 09-15-2020 06:54:08  
now that is one dirty tale. LOL LOL Thanks for the laugh



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miangus

09-15-2020 06:25:00




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 Re: Non producing well in reply to hanovertom, 09-15-2020 04:06:08  
I have heard that it worked. But have never actually seen it work. Pulling a shallow well casing and installing a new point always seems to work. The funniest story I ever heard about well shooting was my cousins husband and his friend who shot the well only to discover what they thought was the actual well pipe wasn't. It was a suction line that went below the frost line and turned 90 degrees to the actual well. It is not uncommon for the actual shallow well to be some where in the yard, where the windmill stood.

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Steve A W

09-15-2020 06:08:59




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 Re: Non producing well in reply to hanovertom, 09-15-2020 04:06:08  
If you do it, wrap a towel or something around the pipe and gun barrel.
When we were kids Dad had his guns at his parents. The well had slowed
down and he wanted to shoot it. He had a neighbor come over to shoot
it. The neighbor had never done it before. Before dad could hand him
a towel he pulled the trigger.
I never saw water shoot out of a pipe like that before.



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blackhole49

09-15-2020 06:00:22




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 Re: Non producing well in reply to hanovertom, 09-15-2020 04:06:08  
Your leaving out too much pertinent information (size, depth, type of pump, how long inactive) for me to answer.



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4520bw

09-15-2020 04:56:04




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 Re: Non producing well in reply to hanovertom, 09-15-2020 04:06:08  
If its a driven well point it will work mainly by knocking the crud off the point screen.



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Paul Janke

09-15-2020 04:56:01




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 Re: Non producing well in reply to hanovertom, 09-15-2020 04:06:08  
I think it is basically what is called fracking in the oil industry. It works in some situations, but certainly not always.



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Farmall plowboy

09-15-2020 04:55:32




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 Re: Non producing well in reply to hanovertom, 09-15-2020 04:06:08  
I've heard of it, where a sand point is used. If that's what you have, you might be better off pulling the old point and replacing it.



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rustyfarmall

09-15-2020 04:54:32




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 Re: Non producing well in reply to hanovertom, 09-15-2020 04:06:08  
Yes. The concussion supposedly will allow water to start flowing again. I've also heard of using dynamite to do the same thing.



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