Baptist Drilling Method
The Baptist Drilling Method is a hybrid between sludging and percussion drilling.
The Baptist Drilling Method is a method of borehole construction that utilizes a valve incorporated into the bit at the bottom of the drill stem to maintain pressure during the drilling process. The main action that is used for power is a rope and pulley system.
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The Baptist Drilling Method can be constructed in any arc-welding workshop and plans are open source and accessible online.
Users can obtain the product from any nearby welders or contractors in their home country
Diameter of the borehole, measured in centimeters
Maximum drilling depth, measured in meters
Drilling speed, measured in meters per 8-hour day
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List of materials and expertise required for operation
Time required for borehole construction, measured in hours
The Baptist Drilling Method utilizes a rope and pulley system to jettison a 1.25 inch drill bit into the ground again and again. Similar to sludging style drilling, this technique works to bore the hole with repeated contact into the ground.
The lifecycle of this drilling rig depends on how well constructed and maintained the materials are
Fitzgerald, C., 2007, Low Cost Manual Well Drilling – Applicability throughout the World. Paper, Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 39(6), pp. 522
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