selling my leaker finder

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by RhettMan, Jun 28, 2014.

  1. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    Rhett- I've always wanted to get into leak detection.

    Does the unit work?

    Why you selling it?

    I'll pm you my phone #. feel free to text away brother.
  2. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I understood that those units are more about finding leaks behind walls and under concrete slabs - not really in the wheelhouse of irrigation work
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    You understood wrong my friend.
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  4. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    So how exactly do they work?
  5. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    Imagine a super sensitive microphone that can be inserted to different depths to listen for sounds of water movement.

    Wire locators and acoustics listening devices work on similar theories Steve, harmonic frequencies. Lower frequencies travel longer distances, higher frequencies pe strafe depthwise.

    All frequencies travel around the conductor, regardless.

    Not to get too windy about either, acoustics work well when used correctly.
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  6. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Interesting. Ive never used one.
  7. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    They're pretty nice, the one Rhett has is long out of production and pretty much unserviceable but it's a solid piece of equipment.

    Using the Bigfoot mic you can listen through most hard services. A probe is generally used to listen for leaks in lawns and dirt surfaces.

    Leak detection, much like locating is as much an art as well as a science.
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  8. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    I still havent used it (nor do i think its ever been used, because, no way someone would buff out this equipment, and no way it could be this unscratched with even one use.)

    You know why I bought this thing?

    That picture of Mitches pinpoint perfect detect over asphalt. which was several ft down from the surface. Anyone have that picture?

    I should have asked him a few questons about it, such as:

    Was that done witht the bigfoot bell type apparatus or with something of a different type?

    I wish mitch would start a how-to thread on how to execute a search in different conditions/surfaces.
  9. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Jim is better then me Rhett!

    My leak detector doesn't have that huge big foot dealy but it does have a small attachment with 3 prongs that rest on the cement for listening.

    I say keep it ! Does it come with any attachements for rods?
  10. RhettMan

    RhettMan LawnSite Silver Member
    from Texas
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    I tried to use the rod to detect a very slow leak today for the first time, to no success.

    Besides the fact that i am as novice as a person can be with the detector, I still wonder if it is capable of finding a "drip leak/Very slow leak" in saturated soggy clay.

    and I also wonder, if i looked as stupid as i felt with all that gear strapped around my neck, poking holes in the ground while playing with some dials.

    I bet i did.

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