Finding a well?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by australorpchick, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. australorpchick

    australorpchick Songster

    Feb 18, 2009
    Canyon Lake, TX
    Our neighbor behind us told DH that he was pretty sure there was a well on the backside of the property at one time. Does anybody have any idea how we would go about finding an old well?
  2. hoosier

    hoosier Songster

    Could the neighbor give you an idea of where to start looking?
    Have you asked the county if they have a record of it?

    I found a well on our place by tripping over the edge and nearly falling through the rotted wood top - not a recommended method!

    Good luck
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    What about a metal detector?
  4. Royd

    Royd Songster

    May 31, 2009
    Middleburg, Fl.
    Divining rods...Some people swear by them.
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    A survey map of your property might show where it's located.
  6. Dunkopf

    Dunkopf Songster

    Sep 24, 2010
    Kiowa, Colorado
    If you have any kids they will probably find it for you.
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Quote:Good idea. The township or county where you live should have these maps, and should be able to provide you with a map of your property for free.
  8. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator

    There are rumors of rumors that we had one on our property at one time too... would love to know where it might be!
  9. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    I was told there was one on my property. I assumed it had been filled in. Turns out it is under the house. There is a pipe coming up out of the ground. I haven't tried to reprime it, but the potential is there, I guess.

    Edited to clarify- it is under what used to be the back porch. I'm guessing there was a pump on the back porch.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2011
  10. KristyHall

    KristyHall Crowing

    Jan 27, 2011
    North Alabama
    Quote:that's horrible! [​IMG]

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