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Re: BURIED ELECTRIC LINES

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MSD

01-30-2013 18:35:18
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I've seen the guy from the water company bend a piece of wire at a 90 degree angle and hold it as he walked back and forth. When he crossed the water line it would turn in the direction the line was buried. Couldn't believe it but he said that's how they find them. Was a 2 inch PVC line.




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Harvey 2

01-30-2013 19:12:27
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 Re: BURIED ELECTRIC LINES in reply to MSD, 01-30-2013 18:35:18  
That is called dowsing. I have seen it done to locate where to dig a well.



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Russ from MN

01-30-2013 19:21:27
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 Re: BURIED ELECTRIC LINES in reply to Harvey 2, 01-30-2013 19:12:27  
My wife can find them with 2 pieces of wire. If it's not too far she could fly over on her broom!



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MSD

01-30-2013 19:20:53
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 Re: BURIED ELECTRIC LINES in reply to Harvey 2, 01-30-2013 19:12:27  
I've seen guys do that too for wells. This guy was from the rural water company. Their early lines they didn't put a tracer wire in so that is how they do them.



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