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How do i find a buried sprinkler head?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by JDiepstra, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Does work better thou. My sisters boss runs a pool company and will ask to flush the toilet when locating a septic pipe.
  2. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    there are transient 50/60 hertz signals being brodcast around the earth at all times, these signals couple to buried objects and create EMF's. it's the EMF that we locate, so there is always movement of sorts.

    electromagnetic fields can be detected by dowsing, passive, direct connection or induction.

    dowsing does work but, it may not work for everyone.
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2011
  3. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    buck_wheat forgot his password, he's been using dowsing rods to find it but he doesn't have enough FAITH.
  4. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    too bad, he has a colorful personality...
  5. Darryl G

    Darryl G LawnSite Fanatic
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    I actually made a set of rods yesterday out of a coat hanger. They worked but not as well as the maunfactured ones I have. Now if they could only help me find my neighbor's cat that I'm supposed to be watching...........
  6. jvanvliet

    jvanvliet LawnSite Gold Member
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    That comment wasn't racist was it?:laugh:
  7. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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  9. JDiepstra

    JDiepstra LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Quick follow up post for anyone who cares..... I wont have time to do this til wednesday after work. Thanks for all the help everyone.
  10. txgrassguy

    txgrassguy LawnSite Gold Member
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    I seem to never have that problem since my ground maintenance crew can find and maul a sprinkler head under concrete.

    I have, though, upon occasion simply shoved a fish tape down a lateral, hooked up the 521, and traced to the end painting a series of dots along the way. Then backed up and probed for the head. Tried turning the section valve on first but the head was buried too deep.

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