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These ole guys have their hands full,,  notice the guy that cuts the pipe at the end,,

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Damn, it pushed every bit of casing that they had put in while drilling the hole didn't it?
When I worked in the Drafting Business for the Oil Companies I got to go to one Oil Well Fire, just as a spectator and driving companion of a Geologist friend of mine. Let me tell ya boys - - - that's some pressure and unbelievable heat being released so those old boys didn't have a chance of holding that casing once it started. Wonder what they did afterwards?????????? Drill a new hole????????????

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well the guy that got hit in the nuts, probably went home and let momma massage em for a bit, the other that the hose ( casing) barely missed probably had to go change his britches, that left the 1 lucky ole fart,to clean up the mess ,

that "CASING??" looked like it was flexable,, like a hose, why was that? I thought they used steel pipe,



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It looked like PVC to me, Amigo. Most of the time they just keep adding pieces as they get deeper and deeper with drilling mud at the same time and that's some slick caca. No telling what technology has come up with now. I haven't watched them drill a water well in many years so I imagine it has changed a lot.

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That was PVC; my well in the Sierras was cased with it, Sch 80.  The well was just over 400 ft, with the bottom ten or twelve feet in solid rock, and it was cased all the way , with the bottom fifty feet  perforated to let the water flow in; the pump sat in the rock portion, like in a cistern.

I saw an oil well blow out in San Pedro, California, in the fifties; that was downright scary.  That thing blew oil, water, and casing pipe a hundred feet in the air, and the wood derrick rig was completely demolished by the falling pipe.  That pipe first hit the crown block at the top of the rig and started folding up and banging around, then it finally took the crown block and hoist off and it fell to the ground; then the pipe started going up above that to about a hundred feet or so and would fold over and break off and come falling and flailing back down, busting up the structure and everything else in the vicinity.  The only good thing was, ti didn't catch fire.



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Rrumbler when they dug your 400' well did they use water or air pressure along with the drill bit???

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I don't know; it was there when I bought the place.  The only reason I found out as much about it as I did was that we had to pull the pump twice - replaced it the second time.



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All I know is that it sure would be interesting to watch how they manage to get that casing down that far in that hard of ground.  Down here they add a little water and it's like pushing a straw in a thick malted.



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Obviously it wasn't in very tight,, to be pushed out like that, I realize theres alot of pressure there,, BUT AAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!



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I imagine they used drilling mud which is slick as owl poop on a sycamore limb.
So if the hole is lined with drilling mud and the PVC has any pressure pushing on it??? Well, watch the video, huh????

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Mello Yello wrote:

I imagine they used drilling mud which is slick as owl poop on a sycamore limb.
So if the hole is lined with drilling mud and the PVC has any pressure pushing on it??? Well, watch the video, huh????


 YEP!!! It slides out just like dieareeeear



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