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nTrouble 11-05-2020 02:32 PM

Detector Purchase Advice - Locating Pipe etc
 
Hi Everyone:

I would like to tap into your collective wisdom. After looking around this forum, there is more than I can easily digest.

I am considering purchasing a metal detector. The primary reason is to find a buried cast iron pipe. It has multiple branches and multiple leaks.
Additionally, I periodically lose tractor parts in high grass in a pasture. It would be nice to recover some of them. Finally, I also have two children who may be interested in the hobby aspects of detecting.

Will a metal detector locate a pipe 24" down? How deep can they go?
Will they pick up buried copper wire?

Do you have any suggestions on what, if anything, that may be suitable?

Thanks,

Al

MuddyMo 11-05-2020 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by nTrouble (Post 3266041)
Hi

I am considering purchasing a metal detector. The primary reason is to find a buried cast iron pipe. It has multiple branches and multiple leaks.

Will a metal detector locate a pipe 24" down? How deep can they go?
Will they pick up buried copper wire?

Do you have any suggestions on what, if anything, that may be suitable?

Thanks,

Al

Maybe if the pipe is 24" in diameter.
A wire you're probably looking at 6". Of course it depends on the size of it.

Gaspipe 11-07-2020 04:41 PM

No hobbyist level machine will go to 24 inches . As far as finding metal objects in grass and to say 6-8 ; a lot of detectors will work at very reasonable prices say $300-600 . Look at the Garret and Fisher lines .

dumbdigger 11-10-2020 01:25 PM

Hey Al, Ive traced Romex with a detector up to 12 inches.
As far as pipe, it depends on the size of pipe. The bigger
the pipe in diameter the deeper you will hit on it.

Just recently I traced a 1" 3/4 galvanized pipe at about a foot deep
with my Pinpopinter at MAX sensitivity. The pipe was 2' 1/2 3' down.
I had to pop almost a foot of sod first for the pinpointer to go off.

CW3 11-19-2020 12:08 AM

A fisher FX-3 will find the pipes with no issues. I have found pipe about 6" in diameter 4 feet down with the FX-3.

The fisher TW-6 you can clamp on a wire and trace it.

They are utility detectors. Not much fun for the kids.

DbblTap 11-29-2020 09:06 AM

Whites TM808 will find it. It's large and could still be used to MD.

You need a transmitter / receiver locator that could pound a signal into the ground or direct connect to it.

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