Question, what do you do when you lose your entire bailer and rope down the inner casing of the monitoring ...
Poor Person’s Bailer Retrieval System I recently was in the field sampling a site in Missouri and encountered this probl...
Poor Person’s Bailer Retrieval SystemEquipment Required:1) A roll of fishing line, preferably 25 lb. test line or higher...
Poor Person’s Bailer Retrieval System
Poor Person’s Bailer Retrieval SystemConstruction:1) Attach either the fishing hooks or spoon lures to the end of the le...
Poor Person’s Bailer Retrieval System
Poor Person’s Bailer Retrieval SystemRetrieval:1) Drop the rig down the inner casing, the pad lock acts as the weight to...
Poor Person’s Bailer Retrieval SystemFinal Note:Once the bailer is retrieved the equipment can bedecontaminated and used a...
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Poor Person’s Bailer Retrieval System

A quick and simple solution to retrieving a lost bailer within a monitoring well.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Transcripts - Poor Person’s Bailer Retrieval System

  • 1. Question, what do you do when you lose your entire bailer and rope down the inner casing of the monitoring well or just the bailer?By: Stan LiszkaProject Geologist
  • 2. Poor Person’s Bailer Retrieval System I recently was in the field sampling a site in Missouri and encountered this problem that sometimes occurs when sampling monitoring wells with a bailer. I ponder to myself; could other EMR employees possibly use this tip? Special Note: The following list of equipment is very simple and if you are in a jam can be obtained in any small town hardware store or at the local Walmart.
  • 3. Poor Person’s Bailer Retrieval SystemEquipment Required:1) A roll of fishing line, preferably 25 lb. test line or higher.2) Either large fishing hooks, at least three or two spoon lures.3) One fishing leader with an attached snap swivel.4) Pad lock, small for a 2” inner casing opening.5) Alconox / Dawn soap for cross contamination issues.
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  • 5. Poor Person’s Bailer Retrieval SystemConstruction:1) Attach either the fishing hooks or spoon lures to the end of the leader snap swivel.2) Tie the other end of the leader tightly to the pad lock.3) Fasten another snap swivel to the fishing line and tie to the pad lock.
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  • 7. Poor Person’s Bailer Retrieval SystemRetrieval:1) Drop the rig down the inner casing, the pad lock acts as the weight to help in pulling the bailer up.2) You will be able to tell if the hooks are attached to the top of the opening of the bailer by the sense of feel, use a slow steady hand moment to lift the bailer up.3) Remember you will have additional weight most likely due to the bailer will be full of groundwater.4) Take your time!
  • 8. Poor Person’s Bailer Retrieval SystemFinal Note:Once the bailer is retrieved the equipment can bedecontaminated and used again. I store my rig in azip lock bag.

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