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  • Aqua Locator

    Any one here used the Aqua Locator?

    http://www.aqualocator.com/index.php



    And what is your success with it?
    "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: Aqua Locator

    I can do the same job with clothes hangers. Brazing rods work the best...just scrape off the flux. You can also use silver solder rods. The process is called witching. My only problem is that I can pick up everyting in the ground...so testing a line that makes sense is important.

    I have only met 2 people over the years that a rod witch would not work. Try it and see what you think. Get 2 pieces brass rod and bend them 90 degrees. so you have a handle and a wand. Go to a point where you know a water line exists. Walk perpendicular over the pipe holding the rods pointing straight forward. Hold them loosely!!!!!!!!! The rods will cross out inline with the pipe when you cross it. For me the cross point tends to be at the heel of my foot when it happens. If it happens for you...it should be within 24" forward or back of you. Practice will tell you where to look.
    This is where a known line is useful to practice on.

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    • #3
      Re: Aqua Locator

      http://www.pipedowsing.com/dowsing/?...71235708_msi80

      i'm orderin a candy apple red one

      i've never seen the thing you're asking about.

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      • #4
        Re: Aqua Locator

        Let me know how that works for you. I never got a "Y" to work for me. The best material used was a willow with no effect. They may have something better.
        Last edited by Kevin Jones; 06-17-2010, 10:01 PM.

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        • #5
          Re: Aqua Locator

          never seen one, not familiar with a 'dipping needle', but from a quick look at wiki this looks to be more of an iron locator than an aqua-locator...is that what you are after?
          This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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          • #6
            Re: Aqua Locator

            Originally posted by Ace Sewer View Post
            never seen one, not familiar with a 'dipping needle', but from a quick look at wiki this looks to be more of an iron locator than an aqua-locator...is that what you are after?
            Yes, after reading about it that is how I surmise it to work, as a locator of ferrous metal. I was not 'looking' for anything in particular. I just happened upon one at a yard sale so decided that for a buck it was worth picking up and looking into its history and potential use, which is why I asked if anyone here had first-hand experience with one.

            Since the website lists a new unit at $278 (including case), I think I got a good deal. First patented in 1954, they are it seems still popular.
            Last edited by Bob D.; 06-19-2010, 11:06 AM. Reason: fixed a typo
            "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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