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Old 03-01-2013, 04:19 PM
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dowsing video

I made this video the other day to demonstrate the response of a pair of "voodoo sticks" when they are used to locate buried conductors. You will notice that the dowser must interpret the response of the sticks. I hope that someone will benefit from this.

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pretty cool.... that's for posting that!
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:18 PM
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Thanks, Jim. I was always under the impression that dowsing rods worked because when a trench is dug it disturbs the magnetic wave around it. And I say that since I almost l always use them to find pipes.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:38 PM
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Because the world is round it turns me on
Because the rope is round it turns my voodoo sticks
You never give me your money
You only give me your funny videos

Ucking Fawesome dude!
Thanks for posting that!
I will befinint form that!
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:42 AM
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Did you make your dowsing rods out of flags? Also curious, how is the effectiveness of the dowsing impacted with burial depth (i.e. how deep can it detect)? One other thing, does your eye ever fall into your shirt pocket?

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Old 03-02-2013, 01:39 PM
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Did you make your dowsing rods out of flags?
Normally i use gas welding rods. I perfer brass but have used flags to PVC pipe to dowse with.
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Also curious, how is the effectiveness of the dowsing impacted with burial depth (i.e. how deep can it detect)?
Depth always plays a major part in accuracy when locating buried objects. I have found that objects nearest the surface will be located more accurately but can also mislead one due to coupling or bleeding
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One other thing, does your eye ever fall into your shirt pocket?
Of course it has, i have stories of many places that i have lost/found it. Drinking is no longer involved and no animals were ever harmed in the process i might add.
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Old 03-02-2013, 02:22 PM
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Drinking is no longer involved and no animals were ever harmed in the process i might add.
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Normally i use gas welding rods. I perfer brass but have used flags to PVC pipe to dowse with. Depth always plays a major part in accuracy when locating buried objects. I have found that objects nearest the surface will be located more accurately but can also mislead one due to coupling or bleeding
Have you found the rod size to affect accuracy or ability to read at depth?
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:45 AM
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Have you found the rod size to affect accuracy or ability to read at depth?
Size does matter somewhat but i tell by feel.

Since i don't have anyone to learn from or compete with or against, i can only judge my abilities from my failures.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:50 AM
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Size does matter somewhat but i tell by feel.
One could look at it several ways. Smaller (diameter) rod might be more sensitive to field strength therefore allow better detection at depth ...... or larger rod might be more sensitive given there is more metal to be impacted by the fields. Any insight?
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