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Old 06-08-2017, 12:25 AM   #21
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Re: Utility Locators

Doesn't hickory work as well?

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Old 06-08-2017, 08:21 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by griz View Post
Witching Sticks....

I have a pair of brass welding rods that I have used for years.

It works, saved/helped several guys arses and mine over the years...

Used to think it was a hoax....they work
My grandfather use to do it with a y shaped branch.
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Old 06-08-2017, 01:04 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Californiadecks View Post
Doesn't hickory work as well?

Old well driller told me any "y" shaped branch will work.

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My grandfather use to do it with a y shaped branch.
I learned using the brass rods. Never tried a stick. Only guys I've seen use a stick were looking for water. I've only looked for utility type stuff.
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Old 06-08-2017, 09:11 PM   #24
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Just did a 800' conduit install for primary electric last week. It was property owned by the local Indian counsel. The government granted them the land a few decades back. It used to be an old Nike site. A bunch of abandoned buildings, radar dish stands, and chopper pads around. Some buildings are still active and used for schooling .

PA One Call didn't step foot on the property. The maintenance foreman narrowed down the active utlities to a 9000 sq ft area for us. Not too helpful.

We used our Ridgid seek tech to try and find what we could. We dont use it often but its nice to have. We did pretty well with the dig. We found a couple surprises but it was all old, deenergized lines.

Next step is to reinforce the 60+ year old 200' tall communications tower to support some new equipment.

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