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    Default Contractor wanting advice

    Hi everyone

    I am a verry small contractor wanting to buy a locator for locating from the meter to the house propane lines and all the things that one call does not cover

    This is usualy something that I have to use an educated guess for and I would like a tool that would give me a little more chance than I now have I have the most respect for you guys that do this for a living and I am not trying to cut anyone out of the loop but one call only goes so far

    any advise would be appricated

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    Default Re: Contractor wanting advice

    Go get yourself a new or gently used Metrotech 810. You cannot go wrong with this tool.
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    Default Re: Contractor wanting advice

    What is your budget? You can get a great locator that will do everything you need it to for thousands of dollars, or you can watch ebay and get split box for a couple hundred dollars. Will you be needing an induction clamp to locate wires that you can't direct connect to? If so, a split box or other basic locator will not work for you.

    For simple locates like propane lines a split box (Detectron Pipe and Cable Locator) would work fine. For more complicated locates you will need something more advanced like a Metrotech.
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    Default Re: Contractor wanting advice

    Budget is around 1 thousand maybe I could go to fifteen hundred I have been looking at the Pipehorn 800 as this fits in the price range

    I worry about buying used Not knowing if I am buying a piece of junk or not

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    go with a rd 4000 used will fall in your price range

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    Pipehorns are a little dangerous if you don't have the experience.
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    or you could call ,utilities plus ,or magic valley locates ,we both work that area quite a bit ,if you had several jobs ,we could work out a fair deal ,on the pricing ,as for myself stand behind all my work 100%, give either one of us a call or both ,let's talk ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by swagman View Post
    or you could call ,utilities plus ,or magic valley locates ,we both work that area quite a bit ,if you had several jobs ,we could work out a fair deal ,on the pricing ,as for myself stand behind all my work 100%, give either one of us a call or both ,let's talk ,
    You looking for a sub in the NE Oregon/SE Washington area Swag?
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    Default Re: Contractor wanting advice

    I agree with Ifindit. Simple easy Metrotech 810 will most likely serve all your needs. I think a RD4000 would be overkill.

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