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odd tech question about a 521

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by woodlawnservice, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    Can or does a 521 have the ability to locate a steel cable down in my concrete on the floor of my house? Its odd questions yes, but I'm building a new home and I'm building a safe room.. I've got a post tension slab with 3/4" cable running through it all over... I don't want to hit one of the when I'm drilling holes to anchor this down.. So can and how can a 521 locate these cables? Thanks
  2. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,447

    Hook the red lead to the steel cable, black lead to earth ground.

    Earth ground the far end of the cable to enhance the signal return path.
  3. woodlawnservice

    woodlawnservice LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 911

    Thank u!!!!
  4. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,048

    wire and valve location is by far my fav part of irrigation..

    I suppose I'm a service dog when it comes down to it.

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