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Re locating water head
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Mac/MS    Posted 03-08-2004 at 09:50:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A trick dad showed me was to take two pieces of copper wire about 18" long, bend one end about 3", each wire will look like an L. Gently, not tight, hold the wire in each hand by the short ends with long ends pointing straight out in front of you about 6-8" apart. Slowly go over area you think the head is and when you go over it the wires will cross. I've found water pipes this way.

Wyo    Posted 03-08-2004 at 13:30:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
You can find anything buried with this trick, not just water lines. I have located electrical and phone lines as well, you can even find where construction trash is buried!! The best one was when I marked fence post locations with flouresent paint, then the next day I wanted to double check and everywhere I had painted showed something buried!! It was the paint believe it or not??!!! I use steel wire instead of copper and it works also.

Jim(MO)    Posted 03-08-2004 at 10:05:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yep, found and old well on our place doing that. Had forgotten to mark it before bulldozing the old house and covered it up. I just used a couple of old coat hangers. Knew the general location before starting. Approached from different directions and narrowed it down to an area about 6' diameter then started poking with a steel rod. Found the tubeing pretty close to the center of the area and about 18" down.

Gene SC    Posted 03-08-2004 at 09:54:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
I know that sounds like a tall one but I've
also used that many times to find water lines
and it really does work

Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-08-2004 at 10:21:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is new to me. Got to catalogue this trick.
I've found underground streams and found their depths. Last one came-up artisen.

Gene SC    Posted 03-08-2004 at 12:15:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Fern What thecnique do you use to find

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