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The Guelph Permeameter requires a smooth sided cylindrical hole containing water to function. This is prepared using a soil auger set.  
 
The Guelph Permeameter requires a smooth sided cylindrical hole containing water to function. This is prepared using a soil auger set.  
 
#Firstly the well is dug to the approximate depth using a digging auger with pointed cutting bits.  
 
#Firstly the well is dug to the approximate depth using a digging auger with pointed cutting bits.  
**Digging will require some pressure, but should not require heavy pressure which may adversely affect the soil beneath. If a rock or other feature is encountered that requires significant effort, the hole should be abandoned and a new boring begun nearby.  
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#*Digging will require some pressure, but should not require heavy pressure which may adversely affect the soil beneath. If a rock or other feature is encountered that requires significant effort, the hole should be abandoned and a new boring begun nearby.  
**The well should be at least 30 cm deep from the surface. It may be much deeper depending on the apparatus available.  
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#*The well should be at least 30 cm deep from the surface. It may be much deeper depending on the apparatus available.  
 
#The well should then be finished to more of a cylindrical shape using a sizing auger,
 
#The well should then be finished to more of a cylindrical shape using a sizing auger,
 
#Just one or two passes of a brush may be used to reduce any ‘sealing’ or ‘smearing’ of the walls of the well.
 
#Just one or two passes of a brush may be used to reduce any ‘sealing’ or ‘smearing’ of the walls of the well.

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