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  • Looking for Schedule 40 pipe

    I am looking for a locator that will find Schedule 40 pipe. Is there anything made by Ridgid or any other company that will find plastic pipe underground. Please Help

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    Jim,

    Thank you for your posting. The locators on the market are designed to locate metallic lines. They locate these lines by listening for a signal placed on the line. NaviTrack simply helps the operator conduct these locates easier and faster. Plastic does not transmit electricity and so is not locatable using existing techniques. There has been some work done on trying to place an acoustical signal on plastic pipe, but no inexpensive, reliable, tool exists to locate buried plastic pipe. Your only option to locate a plastic pipe would be to use Ground Penetrating Radar. These systems are larger and many magnitudes more expensive than traditional locators.
    Mark F. Fleming<br />Product Manager<br />RIDGID/Kollmann

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    • #3
      To locate plastic pipes, I run my snake into the pipe then use a metal detector. If you have a NaviTrack you can hook the signal to the snake line like you would a pipe.
      info for all: http://www.hoistman.com http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/index....wwtoolinfoforu --- "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."

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      • #4
        papadan, excellent idea! I'll have to remember that one.

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        • #5
          Papadan,

          That is an excellent idea that I overlooked. Keep in mind that this technique does not work in all situations. Dry soil around the pipe and a dry pipe make it very difficult to energize the metal snake.

          However you can maximize your chance for success by using 33 kHz or 200 kHz. The more moisture in the pipe and ground, and the more snake you can put into the pipe, the better your chance at locating the energized snake.
          Mark F. Fleming<br />Product Manager<br />RIDGID/Kollmann

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          • #6
            I don't have a NaviTrack system, I use my metal detector to find the pipes. I am not a plumber, I am an industrial mechanic. Work on overhead cranes. Have a very old home with a lot of Water maples on the lot. Bought a K75 drain snake a long time ago because I was going broke on rental snakes. LOL
            info for all: http://www.hoistman.com http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/index....wwtoolinfoforu --- "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."

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