Tag: hand

Lifting & Cutting Old Well & Borehole Pipe Work

We have an interesting job on at the moment. We first went to see the well which had all its old pumping equipment still in place minus the old wind pump which has long gone except the bottom tower stands. On measuring the well it only had 1 foot of water which seemed very strange Read More

Ironbridge kitchen Well Restoration

We have just returned from restoring a hand dug well located just next to Ironbridge.   We stayed in a lovely little village called Broseley Wood less then 500 meters from Ironbridge and the River Severn. Broseley Wood has the Pipeworks museum which we visited a few years back. Unfortunately closed during this visit. More Read More

Metal cap down a well??

On the site visit, when measuring the depth we kept hitting the bottom but instead of being soft it sounded hollow and made of metal. Today we will be descending to investigate this mysterious bottom to find out if it is the bottom or simply a false floor and the well is much deeper then Read More

Well Restoration and lighting

We installed a well pump, light and cleaned the well. The video shows the after we had completed the works and also at the end I have tried to best record the lighting system which is a remote controlled, multi-coloured light. There will be glass installed to the top of the well when complete. Read More

Breaking open a concrete well cap

Finally got through the foot thick concrete which had been sat on top of the well for many years. It was great to see the wood still in place and the rsj’s looking in good shape. The well is flint lined and and is almost 40 meters deep. It looks in fantastic condition. Read More

Well Masters Old Stationary Engine

This is our stationary engine which we use to test our belt driven well water pumps. It is a 1938 Ruston and Hornsby 2 1/2hp APR model. Read More

Very Old Belt Driven Well Pump

This is a project we done last year. I have uploaded the video now to show the working of an old pump. This was before it was stripped and rebuilt. There would have been a rod which would have been connected to a hand dug water well pump to pump water from the well. There Read More

Before and after hidden hand dug brick well

Hidden for more then 50 years this hand dug brick lined well was hidden under a concrete slab for many years. We finally opened it up last week and the client is extremely happy with this very beautiful well. It is 16 meters deep so has plenty of water in it. here is some before Read More

Well Cap Ready To Be Removed

Today will be the unveiling of a hand dug water well that has been capped for over 60 years. Read More

Uncovering Flint Lined Water Well

Today we will reveal a well that has laid hidden for many years and covered with concrete. The concrete is almost 1 foot thick. The well is flint lined and 40 meters deep. We will be doing a video inspection once we have uncovered the well. Once all is complete we will be installing water Read More

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