Please note that I DO NOT HAVE PLANS for this drilling rig.
Complete plans for a similar rig are available at www.drillcat.com
The Team Prepares To Drill....
This is the powerhead, the "heart" of the machine.
The rig breaks down into easy-to-transport items.
Standard 1" plumbing pipe (not pictured) is used as drill stem.
Water is injected down the drill pipe with a
2 horsepower gasoline-powered pump.
Two different drill bits were used, a tungsten
carbide soil bit, shown here (for softer
formations such as soil, shale, or clay),
and a diamond tipped coring bit (for harder
formations such as sandstone or limestone)
Sources For Some Parts
Water Swivel, medium formation bit, clay bit:
Post Hole Digger, winch: Home Depot
Clear Suction Hose: Kansas City Rubber & Belting (816) 483 8580
Coring Bit (for drilling holes in concrete floors) Kel-Welco (913) 831-2300
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