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Old 08-12-2010, 06:28 PM
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Its time for a new locator!

Well its time for a new line/valve locater. Who has the best price on them.

Whats the difference between the pro-700 and the greenlee 521a

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Old 08-12-2010, 06:41 PM
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Well its time for a new line/valve locater. Who has the best price on them.

what's wrong with your old one?

Whats the difference between the pro-700 and the greenlee 521a
as far as i know the 700 and 521 have different filters.


what's wrong with the old locator?
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Old 08-12-2010, 08:46 PM
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Well my old locater is just old..... Its about 8 years a old and I figured its about time for a upgrade. And it seems latley its not doing it job like it used to. I have put new battteries in it as well.
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:22 PM
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Heaven forbid I ever have to buy a twenty buck battery for a thousand-dollar locator. I'd trash it first
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:25 PM
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Well my old locater is just old..... Its about 8 years a old and I figured its about time for a upgrade. And it seems latley its not doing it job like it used to. I have put new battteries in it as well.
what do you have?

i would like to see you buy a new locator but you do have a few options besides just throwing your's away.
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:17 PM
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Uh, I have several 521's that are 10 plus. I send them in to get serviced every few years.

There just like new but cheaper!
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:56 PM
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Uh, I have several 521's that are 10 plus. I send them in to get serviced every few years.

There just like new but cheaper!
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i'm with the sprinkler guy on this, if you want to spend some cash get a GFL, TDR or a leakage clamp meter to expand your locating service's.
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Old 08-13-2010, 05:42 AM
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Yep , $125 for the rebuild. Mine are both 10 + yrs.
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Old 08-13-2010, 08:53 PM
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Here's a fairly inexpensive locator.
This is the more expensive one that I use.

And just 'cause I'm in a good mood.....
Check where the connector wires go into your old locator. Sometimes the stranded wires get broken where the strain reliefs are.
Doesn't take much to cut off the bad part and resolder the wires to the circuit board.
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Old 08-13-2010, 09:29 PM
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This is the more expensive one that I use.

And just 'cause I'm in a good mood.....
Check where the connector wires go into your old locator. Sometimes the stranded wires get broken where the strain reliefs are.
Doesn't take much to cut off the bad part and resolder the wires to the circuit board.[/QUOTE]

sprinkus, do you locate valves with the rigid?

the low range of freqs give you an advantage over others on GF and utilities, my dynatel affords me the same luxuries.

did you get training? metrotech called me about their new tools, they give you lifetime training as a pitch.
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