Question about the Tempo/Progressive 521

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Dirty Water, Oct 24, 2006.

  1. Dirty Water

    Dirty Water LawnSite Fanatic
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    First off, the best price I've found for a new one is $790 at the moment. Is that even close to a good price?

    Second, I want to be able to trace more than irrigation wire with this. Can I attach it to a phone or cable ped and do utility locates?

    What about 110v or 220v drops?
     
  2. I paid about $800 for mine new and yes you can trace cable TV ,telephone, power lines, gas line tracer wire and invisible dog fences.
     
  3. jerryrwm

    jerryrwm LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Keep your eyes open on eBay. You can find them very reasonable some times.
     
  4. Green Sweep

    Green Sweep LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts: 322

    I've traced phone, cable, 110........... Anything copper - I've even traced copper pipe using my 521.

    Rob
     
  5. PurpHaze

    PurpHaze LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yep... But make sure the power's off. :)
     
  6. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes it will trace anything. If its over 3 feet deep its a little weak. But 0to 3 feet it works great.
     
  7. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I think eBay prices can be around 3-400 dollars, and I'll expect you could pay less for a comparable device carrying another less-known brand name. You could also pay more for a device carrying another name.
     
  8. Midlo Snow Maker

    Midlo Snow Maker LawnSite Member
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    neighbor down the street hooked me up with a new one $585.00
    you can trace anything that is medal or copper in, it best thing ever
     
  9. Midlo Snow Maker

    Midlo Snow Maker LawnSite Member
    Posts: 183

    neighbor down the street hooked me up with a new one $585.00
    you can trace anything that is medal or copper in it, best thing ever
     
  10. Midlo Snow Maker

    Midlo Snow Maker LawnSite Member
    Posts: 183

    neighbor down the street hooked me up with a new one $585.00
    you can trace anything that is medal or copper in it, best thing ever
     

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