New Youtube Video – Rotary Jetting Well Drilling

A new youtube video has been published on our youtube channel.

The video shows a custom made well drilling method called rotary jetting. It combines a rotating drill head with a water jet. If you are interested also have a look at the experimental setup of airlift drilling and the motorised airlift drilling setup.

You can watch the video below. Don’t forget to also have a look at the other videos at our channel

14 Responses to “New Youtube Video – Rotary Jetting Well Drilling”

  1. Hi
    Please I want to try this method of developing a well at my place, I am from South Africa, please provide me with the whole technical information so that I can develop it.

  2. anthony says:

    Found your video on youtube that brought me to your sight. A simple but well thought out design. Great job.

  3. Mauricio Marroquin says:

    Hi friends,
    Thank you very much for sharing your knowledge, it is very good information.

    I would like to know if you could provide me with an already manufactured rotary jetting swiffel? or do they sell them? …

    Best regards

  4. admin says:

    Hello Jabu,

    How nice to hear that you are interested in this method.

    We have technical drawings available on the swiffel:

  5. GREAT DAVID says:

    Hi, my name is GREAT DAVID, am from Nigeria. I appreciate your video and will love to do something like this in my place too. I want you to please help me with all detailed technicality involved in this, from the construction of the jetty using drilling machine. Please all that’s involve in the construction.
    Hope to hear from you soon.

  6. Matt James Levesque says:

    Have downloaded the specs for the swiffel drill.
    In the video you also had drill pipe with a few modifications and a clamp to hold pipe in place when adding/removing pipe. Do you have schematics for those components.

  7. Bu Gaui says:

    Dear Sir,

    I just wonder what is the diameter of the drill bit and what size of PVC pipe is suitable as your demonstration?

    Kind regards


  8. Tony says:

    Anyway you could publish a video in how to build this?

  9. leo groendijk says:

    Ik wil deze zomer in Kilangala, Tanzania een aantal waterbronnen boren voor een aantal boeren van het dorp. Dat doe ik vanuit mijn kleine stichting Water for Everyone uit Kollum (Friesland). Ik heb ooit eens een Baptist boorkop laten maken en zelf met driepoot, touw en 1 inch pijpen uitgeprobeerd maar dit viel nogal tegen (in onze klei hier). Fysiek heel zwaar werk. Ik zou liever een boring doen met een vuilwaterpomp zodat we mud vanuit het boorgat omhoog krijgen en via een bezink kuil het water weer kunnen rondpompen. De kop van de Baptist boor opstelling kan ik wel gebruiken en we willen een vuil water pomp aanschaffen voor deze toepassing maar ik ben benieuwd hoe ik het tussenstuk onder de boormachine kan fabriceren. Waar water in de draaiende booras gebracht wordt. Ik heb de tekeningen gedonload maar begrijp nog niet alles. Kan ik een keer langskomen voor advies en zien hoe ik dit kan maken? Ik heb evt wel een draaibank beschikbaar of is het onderdeel ergens te koop?
    Ik heb geprobeerd te bellen maar dat lukte niet. Ik kom graag een keer langs. Graag uw reactie.
    Alvast bedankt

  10. admin says:

    Hallo Leo,

    Bedankt voor jouw bericht.
    We hebben inmiddels contact met je opgenomen via de mail.
    Maar kort gezegd gebruiken we zelf het liefst de EMAS methode voor het handmatig boren van een put, de Rotarty jetting methode word pas echt interessant als je erg veel putten wilt gaan boren.
    Een langer antwoord staat in je mailbox.
    Mocht je verder nog vragen hebben dan kan je daar natuurlijk altijd op reageren.

  11. dgmenace73 says:

    Hello. Thanks for the video about drilling a well with drill. It looks like most of the above are asking questions like I am wondering….if you could possibly (even using the same video), tell us the size pvc, the purpose for cutting all those slits on each side of pvc, etc? There was a lot that I don’t know enough about wells to know what you were doing or why. Please don’t take me wrong, the video helped but for people like myself, I would not know when to stop drilling, the differences in soils that you put on that board, etc. You may already have a more detailed video? If you know of another video link, that would work too. I know I have a deep well that’s about 75ft deep but pump is about 65ft deep, the water is first hit about 42ft deep (best I remember). It has the 6″ pipe though. Anyway, anything that would help me to understand everything better would be great! It looks simple and want to try it. Thanks again.

  12. Ricky says:

    Hello I was wondering the specs on and how to create the drill pipe and drill bit? Also how dose the drill pipe connect to the drill rig? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time

  13. admin says:

    Hello Ricky,

    Thank you for your question, the drill pipes are metal pipes connected with threaded couplings, we welded on some wings so we can tension the pipes with the wrench you see at 5:36.
    The drill bit is made from a bought drill bit with pdc inserts (A very hard material used for drilling) and is widened to the diameter of our well.
    We do not have technical drawings available for these parts, but if you have any more questions feel free to ask.
    We do have a drawing for the swiffel, you can find it under our water supply publication (here)

    If you are planning to drill just one well it might be a good idea to look at the baptist or emas method, these methods are easier to setup.

  14. Joey Lavarias says:

    I don’t have the means of fabricating the swivel component that require machining.
    I prefered to buy 1 if you would like to sell the swivel assembly only.

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