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(YouTube) Video Hand digging a full-sized well in Mexico in 100 degree temperature and with no power tools is strangely addicting to watch   (youtube.com) divider line 47
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2014-07-10 09:35:45 AM  
You misspelled boring as fark.
 
2014-07-10 09:46:10 AM  
That was pretty cool.
 
2014-07-10 10:13:13 AM  
Very cool, thanks subby. Those must be some calloused hands.
 
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2014-07-10 11:07:58 AM  
Hand digging, subby?
 
2014-07-10 11:07:59 AM  
lack of wall bracing aside, I cringe at the absence of eye or head protection.
 
2014-07-10 11:10:04 AM  
I wonder if the well water was still muddy after the well was completed. And, if so, wonder how they filter it (assuming they do)?
 
2014-07-10 11:14:55 AM  
Oh, for farks sake, doesn't ANYONE speak English anymore?
 
2014-07-10 11:18:28 AM  
URAPNIS: Oh, for farks sake, doesn't ANYONE speak English anymore?

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2014-07-10 11:27:13 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: I wonder if the well water was still muddy after the well was completed. And, if so, wonder how they filter it (assuming they do)?


Well water is, usually, self-filtering.  Sediments settle to the bottom and stay there for the most part.  Since the water is slowly replenished from the surrounding soil, it's more of a seep than a gush and doesn't disturb the sediment layer.
 
2014-07-10 11:30:02 AM  
There are 2 kinds people in this world, my friend:  those with loaded guns, and those who dig.

You dig.
 
2014-07-10 11:30:51 AM  
Hola.
Soy Rudy. Este es mi hermano Félix y mi otro hermano Félix.
(Hello.  I'm Larry.  This is my brother Darryl and my other brother Darryl.)

Seriously.  I'd hire these guys any day.  I'm always amazed at how much the guys I work with in Mexico do with so little.  It makes me feel bad about how little I do with so much.
 
2014-07-10 11:46:42 AM  
They're gonna hit sea water any minute now...
 
2014-07-10 12:16:03 PM  
No, dig up stupid!
 
2014-07-10 12:19:22 PM  
Anyone know how long this took?
 
2014-07-10 12:24:10 PM  

Slartibeerfest: Anyone know how long this took?


From the video: seven minutes, thirty eight seconds.
 
2014-07-10 01:00:27 PM  
Around the 4 minute mark, all I could think about was a pair of giant hands keeping the hole from collapsing. One on the left side of the screen, and one on the right.

/ Thanks Fark.
 
2014-07-10 01:01:11 PM  

joeshill: Hola.
Soy Rudy. Este es mi hermano Félix y mi otro hermano Félix.
(Hello.  I'm Larry.  This is my brother Darryl and my other brother Darryl.)

Seriously.  I'd hire these guys any day.  I'm always amazed at how much the guys I work with in Mexico do with so little.  It makes me feel bad about how little I do with so much.


They're taking our jerbs

//i'm a mechanical well drilling rig
 
2014-07-10 01:04:29 PM  
As a desert dweller, I'm trying to figure out why they didn't do this at night. They've got electric lights in Mexico.

On a different note, is this a good place to post pictures of hot Latina weather girls?

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2014-07-10 01:06:15 PM  
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2014-07-10 01:08:19 PM  
Didn't seem deep enough or wide enough or a collapse...
I figured they were safe  the whole time.
Amazing work though...Mexicans work hard as hell. And with bare hands/no eye protection, no power anything...not even a fan blowing.
Impressive.
 
2014-07-10 01:08:35 PM  
Just like mom used to make.
 
2014-07-10 01:09:27 PM  
I swear the dude in the blue shirt looks like Buddy Hackett
 
2014-07-10 01:29:14 PM  
They grow some healthy rocks there.
 
2014-07-10 01:38:56 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: As a desert dweller, I'm trying to figure out why they didn't do this at night. They've got electric lights in Mexico.

On a different note, is this a good place to post pictures of hot Latina weather girls?

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Are those for real?   Mexico is a very different place.
 
2014-07-10 01:41:11 PM  
that is some hard work
 
2014-07-10 01:46:56 PM  
Mexico, where 3000-year-old construction techniques are state-of-the-art.
 
2014-07-10 01:57:15 PM  
That ended up with a structure I was not expecting. Really great work. I also noticed that even they will erect a sunshade for themselves.
 
2014-07-10 01:59:29 PM  

deadsanta: Mexico, where 3000-year-old construction techniques are state-of-the-art.


The United States, where everyone just assumes you should have thousands of dollars to hand over to someone else with expensive equipment to do it for you, and you're an idiot if you don't.
 
2014-07-10 02:05:14 PM  

deadsanta: Mexico, where 3000-year-old construction techniques are state-of-the-art.


Here is an example of Mexican construction:

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Soumaya Museum, Mexico City
 
2014-07-10 02:22:21 PM  
(she was) screaming as she fell, but I never heard her hit.
 
2014-07-10 02:26:29 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: deadsanta: Mexico, where 3000-year-old construction techniques are state-of-the-art.

Here is an example of Mexican construction:

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Soumaya Museum, Mexico City


You mean American-Canadian (Gehry engineered) with a Danish structural engineering group. Filled with Auguste Rodin and other noteworthy European art.
 
2014-07-10 03:00:32 PM  

deadsanta: InterruptingQuirk: deadsanta: Mexico, where 3000-year-old construction techniques are state-of-the-art.

Here is an example of Mexican construction:

[img.fark.net image 850x547]
Soumaya Museum, Mexico City

You mean American-Canadian (Gehry engineered) with a Danish structural engineering group. Filled with Auguste Rodin and other noteworthy European art.


Oops, that's fair. I just saw that it was paid for by Carlos Slim in memory of his wife in Mexico City. Here is a list of notable Mexican architects with some interesting works they have designed.
 
2014-07-10 03:14:26 PM  

chrisco123: (she was) screaming as she fell, but I never heard her hit.


i never did find still waters.
 
2014-07-10 03:21:16 PM  

Slartibeerfest: Anyone know how long this took?


Yeah, I was much less interested in the air temperature than in the total time of construction. I don't understand why the person who edited it together didn't think that people would want to know this.
 
2014-07-10 03:54:24 PM  

ultraholland: URAPNIS: Oh, for farks sake, doesn't ANYONE speak English anymore?

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Ahhh, this was before her nose-job when she was still cute (and could easily be mistaken for a hot Jewess NNTAWWT).
 
2014-07-10 06:11:02 PM  

lostcat: Slartibeerfest: Anyone know how long this took?

Yeah, I was much less interested in the air temperature than in the total time of construction. I don't understand why the person who edited it together didn't think that people would want to know this.


Whoever posted the video commented that it took 21 days.
 
2014-07-10 06:28:32 PM  

GruntledWorker: Whoever posted the video commented that it took 21 days.


That seems like a long time. I couldn't find that comment myself, but I did count about 5 outfit changes by the workers, so I would guess a week, max.
 
2014-07-10 06:56:20 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Very cool, thanks subby. Those must be some calloused hands.


And some very strong backs.
 
2014-07-10 07:17:44 PM  
that was pleasing to watch.  reminded me of the sounds of mining ore in Skyrim.  i'd guess the bulk of that, the well and the brick-laying, was about a week but that concrete suspension arch probably took longer and i'd guess wasnt by hand.  solid craftsman right there.  like raising a barn, you get a communal sense of accomplishment.

/nothing quenching about a coke
//syrupy gunk
 
2014-07-10 07:23:04 PM  
The Flexecutioner:

/nothing quenching about a coke
//syrupy gunk


It was explained to me by some kitchen staff I used to work with that in Mexico/Central America, places of business will let you drink all the fruit juice you want while on the job, but you have to pay for every soda/pop. Here in the States, it's the reverse. It isn't so much that the Coke is a thirst quencher so much as it is a treat at the end of a long day of work.
 
2014-07-10 07:51:36 PM  
There are many enjoyable ways of making a living. That is not one of them.
 
2014-07-10 07:55:57 PM  

unitednihilists: There are many enjoyable ways of making a living. That is not one of them.


If it was between that and filling a cubicle, I'd say "pass me a shovel"...
 
2014-07-10 10:47:21 PM  
well the world needs ditch diggers too!
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Also a fitting song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynIHsHYaig0&feature=kp
 
2014-07-11 03:16:10 AM  

ultraholland: lack of wall bracing aside, I cringe at the absence of eye or head protection.


¡Viva Mexico! cabr..........
 
2014-07-11 03:34:16 AM  

InterruptingQuirk: The Flexecutioner:

/nothing quenching about a coke
//syrupy gunk

It was explained to me by some kitchen staff I used to work with that in Mexico/Central America, places of business will let you drink all the fruit juice you want while on the job, but you have to pay for every soda/pop. Here in the States, it's the reverse. It isn't so much that the Coke is a thirst quencher so much as it is a treat at the end of a long day of work.


No way.
In Mexico, every meal is served w soft drinks.
Cold soft drinks are available everywhere, very cheap.
Bottled water is more expensive than soda.
There is also a curious thing about Mexican culture where there is some kind of requirement for
"health tips" on advertising, so soda commercials will have some subtitles at the bottom that say
"sugar is a good form of energy' or something like that.....so the idea that sugar and sweets are good for you is common.

Also, in a culture where many people are so poor that they barely eat one good meal per day, sodas and
pan dulce are replacements for meals.

/I was just in Oaxaca a couple of weeks ago, it's so beautiful there......but yea hot.
Lots of things start very early in the morning, and knock off during the afternoon when it is the hottest.
//I saw a farmers market type of outdoor market in downtown Puerto Escondido that was closing up by about 11am....they must open at 5 or 6 in the morning........
 
2014-07-11 04:02:25 AM  
I'm just fascinated by the editing location choices
 
2014-07-11 06:32:13 AM  

ultraholland: lack of wall bracing aside, I cringe at the absence of eye or head protection.


Better not travel to 98% of the rest of the world then.
 
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