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onescrewleftuntwisted
10-21-2005, 12:50 AM
i could use any advice anyone has to offer.

i have a 30ft well that i need to fill, with out bankrupting myself, i have been told that trash and dirt will do the trick but it settles after a few years causeing one hell of a death trap,

it is curently full of water.

has anyone ever filled in a well before

Saggysack
10-21-2005, 01:06 AM
Stock it with fish. Call it Lake onescrew.

KChiefsQT
10-21-2005, 01:06 AM
Stock it with fish. Call it Lake onescrew.
ROFL

onescrewleftuntwisted
10-21-2005, 01:14 AM
Stock it with fish. Call it Lake onescrew.


ROFL ROFL
damn i never thought of that

Iowanian
10-21-2005, 09:38 AM
I could tell you how to do it, and I've seen alot just filled with sand....but this is better.

Don't throw trash into your Groundwater....

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM1328.pdf


Many states/counties/DNR have grant funds available to help you do this the right way, and pay a large percentage of the cost.

Biohazard
10-21-2005, 09:50 AM
i could use any advice anyone has to offer.

i have a 30ft well that i need to fill, with out bankrupting myself, i have been told that trash and dirt will do the trick but it settles after a few years causeing one hell of a death trap,

it is curently full of water.

has anyone ever filled in a well before
You would make a good start!

Kyle401
10-21-2005, 10:13 AM
The proper way to plug an abandoned well is to fill it with neat cement grout or bentonite clay. Whatever you do, do not fill it with trash and dirt. A stagnant well is less of a threat to ground water quality than a well full of trash. As Iowanian said, check with your local health department or DNR office on the availability of public assistance grants to help with the cost.

JimNasium
10-21-2005, 10:57 AM
In Missouri there are cost share programs available through your local watershed agency or your county health department. They will also provide you with technical advice.

ChiTown
10-21-2005, 11:02 AM
If possible, use bentonite clay. It hardens up like cement and is plenty cheap. What's the diameter of the well?

Biohazard
10-21-2005, 12:14 PM
If possible, use bentonite clay. It hardens up like cement and is plenty cheap. What's the diameter of the well?
Its about 3ft at the top and bottlenecks to about 4ft.

Iowanian
10-21-2005, 12:16 PM
basically you put enough bentonite or quickcrete in it to "plug" the well and then can fill the rest with sand/soil.

Do not, put garbage, tires, used oil and whatnot in the hole first. If its an ex or someone you don't like....put them in prior to the bentonite.

Biohazard
10-21-2005, 12:36 PM
Do not, put garbage, tires, used oil and whatnot in the hole first. If its an ex or someone you don't like....put them in prior to the bentonite.
He's pretty good about putting trash where it does'nt belong!

onescrewleftuntwisted
10-21-2005, 09:33 PM
He's pretty good about putting trash where it does'nt belong!


you jackass, it was your fault it was in the back of my truck

the ditch looked like a nice place for it to live,


damn game warden