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Watch at: 00:00 / 00:00:20folks at home welcome back to the fiveacre pond build and if you missed theprevious videos in this series i'll puta link down in the description below solast week we added most of the structureto the pond we added a bunch of peagravel for bluegill beds we got that bigoak throne set and we used all of theremaining wood from that fallen oak treeto create different types of brush pilesand structure throughout the pond now weWatch at: 00:20 / 00:40still have to finish a couple of otherprojects one of them i call the feedingtrough and the other one is the shadeshack but before we get into that i'vegot some guys coming out to dig anunderground well to help us fill up thepond so this is my first experience withunderground wells and i'll show you whati learned throughout the drillingprocess so they basically had twodifferent rigs one of them was adrilling rig and the other one was aWatch at: 00:40 / 01:00water truckand the whole process revolved aroundthis trough but basically the drillingrig is drilling down using water todrill through any type of surfacewhether it's sand or clay and worst caserockbut as it drills downit pumps the water and some of the soilback up and it comes out of this pipeand down into the trough and so as theyWatch at: 01:00 / 01:20drill down and that water and mud andsand comes back up out of the groundthis trough has screens in it and thescreens let the water through but keepsome of the sand and clay back and thereason for that is they recycle thiswater back through this pump which sendsit back down through the drill and itrepeats the process all over again sothey're constantly having to shovel allWatch at: 01:20 / 01:40of this dirt and sand out of the troughand just keep that water flowing throughit and what these guys are looking foris that water table that is in thatreally fine sand and ideally they liketo find about 20 feet of that reallygood sand so they can set their casingand their pump so the guys just keepdrilling along each one of thesesections is 20 feet and at one pointthey had a big layer of clay and thatWatch at: 01:40 / 02:00kind of slows the process down a littlebit it's a little bit harder to drillthrough that hard clay and now you cansee them start shoveling some of thatreally white sand out that's exactlywhat they're looking forthey hit that really good sand at 120feet but they wanted to go ahead anddrill it even deeper so they could settheir screens and casing in that reallygood sand and so our total depth wasWatch at: 02:00 / 02:20right around 140 to 150 feet and checkit out guys we got plenty of water downthere it's kind of like watching thoseshows where the oil rigs are pumping oilup but in this case it's water and theguy said it's really good well with abig water table so i'm excited all rightfolks next up is the tunnel pyramid so igot two 20 foot long pipes and my planWatch at: 02:20 / 02:40is to cut them into thirdsone slice there one slice back therethat'll give me six pieces i'm gonnastack three across the bottom two on topof that and then one at the top allright we got terry here with the anglegrinder fixing cutting baby fixing tocut us up some six foot sectionsWatch at: 02:40 / 03:00[Music]so there's actually air pockets ineach of these rivets so he's goingthrough drilling that way it'll let theair out and hopefully water will go downin each of those and help weigh it downbut we're going to put a bunch of cinderWatch at: 03:00 / 03:20blocks on the outside and then use thoseto help strap them all downso we got terry here on the drill tellthem why i call you terry throw it inreverse terryhe's always saying throw it in reverseokaysojust because of that i'm calling thisterry's tunnelWatch at: 03:20 / 03:40all right we're using this metal pipestrapping we're gonna go through upunder a layer of threeit'll be a stack of two a stack of onewe'll bring that pipe strapping up overthe top got three metalpipe strands out all right come on downwith itWatch at: 03:40 / 04:00got himall right folks pretty impressed withterry's tunnel i definitely think thefish are going to use thishere's the size of my hand just for areference fish have plenty of roomto swim in there all right we got itanchored down with the metal straps theWatch at: 04:00 / 04:20last thing we're going to do is gothroughand put a rope through each of thosecinder blocks to tie all of themtogether on each sideall right i'm saying it's about six footfoursix foot two on the mic six twoall right we got the boss lady goingthrough doing an inspection and makingsure everything is to codeWatch at: 04:20 / 04:40look there we even got liz up there onthe tractor doing a little cleanup dutyall right folks in the last video i wastalking about the two different types ofstructure that hardwood that's going tobe there for years and years versus thisbrushy typeof tree that if you get hung up in ityou literally justWatch at: 04:40 / 05:00give it a tug and the limbs will breakright off so i'm going to put a lot ofthis brushy stuff here in the troughandright there in the dugout you can see ijust dropped a couple of them down inthere plenty of places for bait to go inbetween all of those limbs now keep inmind these leaves won't be here for longso we're really just trying to get thewood and they're kind of crisscrossedand plenty of places for them to hideWatch at: 05:00 / 05:20out all right it's time to finish up thefeet on the bottom of the shade shack soi got some quick crete heresome five gallon buckets of water timeto anchor it downso for the big brush piles we used halfinch nylon ropebut for these smaller littletree branches we're just going in withWatch at: 05:20 / 05:40somewire here and my thoughts are if you'refishing up here in this shallow areathrowing square bills and bouncing offall these tree limbs if you got thatrope you get a treble in it you're notgetting that crankbait outyou could bounce it right off of that noissues it's gonna work our way down thebankputting a few cinder blocks on each treelimb all right folks there's a look atthe well they're going to go in and putthe pump down todayWatch at: 05:40 / 06:00but i moved the grill over here so allthese trucks and tractors didn't runover the well but check this out so thefirst 45 feet they went down was allsand and then right at 45 feet they hit50 feet of clay and he said prime timestuff that would have been perfectfor the pondbut unfortunately it was 45 feet downWatch at: 06:00 / 06:20but it sure would have been nice if itwas only five feet down we wouldn't haveto haul all of that in so today we'regoing to have to hook up the pump andthen run the power cables we've got atemporary power pole set up right overthere so we're going to bedigging a little underground trenchright in here getting power to that soi'm not sure what i was expecting a fivehorsepower pump to look like but iWatch at: 06:20 / 06:40definitely wasn't expecting that to looklike this but it's pretty coolit's just a long cylinder shape they'lldrop down inside of that casing downabout a hundred feet and they alreadygot the power cables connected to it andit's about to go downall right folks they finished up we gotthe well installed let's check out thedifferent attachments we got athree-quarter inch typical water hoseWatch at: 06:40 / 07:00attachment uh inch and a quarterand then our two inch that's going to goto the pond over there but let's checkout the water pressure on a fivehorsepower pump[Applause]we could almost reach the pond from hereall rightinch and a quarterWatch at: 07:00 / 07:20oh yeahwe have plenty of pressure this iscalled a cycle stop which is basicallylike a pressure regulator it'll keepthat pressure between 40 and 60 psi andalso help protect that pump that's downthere so i tried to get the guys to goahead and run me a two inch pipe overthere to the pond but they got too manyWatch at: 07:20 / 07:40wells to dig so looks like i'm gonnahave to do that part myselfand with a two inch pipe you definitelycan't put it above ground there becausethat would keep everybody from drivingthrough i really need a ditch witch orsomething to dig this but i think i havean attachment for the tractorthat may get the job done so we'refixing to hook that up and see if i candig us out a little ditchWatch at: 07:40 / 08:00all right i got all the pipe laid outlike i like it it's about 160 feet let'sgo look at the pond inso keep in mind this is going to beburied underground right here so it'sgoing to be a little bit lowerand thenright about there that's going to be thewater lineso i think i'm gonna have it come outright there that's a good spot i thinkWatch at: 08:00 / 08:20i'm gonna get one of those old stumps orsomething and bring it and set it righthere to make sure i stay on track withthe tractor i think i'm gonna slide allthis pvc pipe over and put a long ropeout so i got this attachment for thetractor last fall i think it's called amiddle buster or something like that butbasically it's just several little smallplows but i think i'm going to takethose off put the big boy on and thatWatch at: 08:20 / 08:40should be perfect for digging the ditchwe needgot it lined out that looks prettystraight to me time to dig[Music]Watch at: 08:40 / 09:00i'll have to say i'm pretty impressedwith my little ditch diggernever ceases to amaze me all thedifferent things you can do with thetractor i just put a couple 90s in thereto get it down to ground level and therewe are folks 160 feet of pipe all theway down to the pond all right i got thepipe ran all the way down here to thewater line but i don't want it goingunder that clay blanket so i brought oneWatch at: 09:00 / 09:20last piece of old oak tree and i'm gonnatry to prop it up right there run thatppc right through the v therelast thing i did is come through andseed it with some brown top millet thatstuff will sprout in about three to fivedays and it'll be looking like thatall right folks back the next daywe're about to test it out turn thewater onWatch at: 09:20 / 09:40see how fast it comes out i got liz upthereabout to do the honorsi can hear it comingwe got waterall right so we'll finish tyingeverything down now we know we gotplenty of water coming outWatch at: 09:40 / 10:00it won't take it long to fill it up it'sstill coming out of that long pipethat's pretty awesomewe got waterliz said she only turned half throttleon so we got a lot more force than thatbut so the major question is should welet mother nature fill her upor the new wellWatch at: 10:00 / 10:20

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