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close this book Wells construction: hand dug and hand drilled
close this folder Section one: Planning
close this folder Chapter 1: Introduction to wells planning
View the document A. Overview
View the document B. The need for adequate water supply
View the document C. Involving the local community
View the document D. Selecting the most appropriate water source
View the document E. Site choice
View the document F. Preventing water contamination
View the document G. Types of wells
View the document H. Well sections
View the document I. Materials
View the document J. Tools and equipment
View the document K. Sinking method
View the document L. Preparation for construction
View the document M. Planning

J. Tools and equipment

The choice of tools and equipment will depend on the construction material and its use. Many basic tools can be used to perform a number of different functions. However, a job is more easily and quickly done with the tool designed for that job. The following are the tools and equipment recommended for wells construction: hammer, nails, wood, saw, hacksaw, chisel, mason's trowel, level, shovel, mixing hoe, pick, ruler, plumb-bob, buckets, heavy rope, pulley, square, pliers, crow-bar, wrenches, pipe wrenches, screwdriver, file, mason's hammer, tie wire, sheet metal, pipe cutter, tripod, and pipe threader. For specifics, see the chapters on sinking methods in the sections on Dug Wells (Chapters 7-8) and Drilled Wells (Chapters 12-14).