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    Have any of yall ever tried to locate your camera head while inside a blk iron pipe. just curious, had to try it the other day, it did not work well. I dont know if it had to do with the blk iron or the heavy plastic coating on the pipe.

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    Re: locating inside of blk iron

    The signal from the transmitter can not escape the inside of the pipe. RF does not penetrate steel very well, especially at the low levels used for locating. The pipe wall captures most of the signal and takes it to ground.
    "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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      Re: locating inside of blk iron

      how well does locating work with 4" cast iron pipe?

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        Re: locating inside of blk iron

        Originally posted by jhplumbing View Post
        how well does locating work with 4" cast iron pipe?
        works great with a 512hz. transmitter as installed in the seesnakes.

        i once tried a ductile iron fire main and struggled to get an accurate signal. same so with a copper water line.

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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          Re: locating inside of blk iron

          my brand new SCOUT is on the way, it should be here any day. I cant wait to test it out!

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            Re: locating inside of blk iron

            IT WAS JUST A SHOT IN THE DARK THE OTHER DAY. 4"CAST IRON A LOCATE QUITE OFTEN, WITH NO PROBLEMS.

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