Re: [gardeners] finding wells

Janni (
Wed, 27 Feb 2002 20:55:12 -0600

Because of the lake, we had to go down 281 feet. I love to watch those guys 
drill wells!


At 08:09 PM 2/27/02 -0500, you wrote:

>Carolyn, heeheehee, no, we did not use a stick for devining...
>We chose the rear corner of the property and I guess we were
>pounding in some sort of special tools, can't quite recall.
>When we were ready to give up, a pal of ours also with a
>bent for do-it-yourself projects, came over and kept on
>pounding. Sorry to say, we got nowhere.
>We really should have put 2 & 2 together, though. Half a
>block away is reportedly the highest plot of land in our
>village . . .  We think of ourselves as being at sea level, for
>we are only 4 miles from the Atlantic Ocean -- but somehow,
>the road from here to there must elevate a wee bit.
>The other fact that I know about this area is that all along
>the shore line there is a solid ridge of underground rock --
>any house built within the first 3 miles inland does not have
>a basement, because of this.  We have a basement. Just at
>what level the water sits under us, is anybody's guess .....
>Penny, NY
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