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    Default Pipehorn Forum

    This is the new forum for questions concerning the Pipehorn pipe and cable locator. The manufacturer of the Pipehorn will moderate this forum and answer your questions directly.
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    Hello Locating Professionals

    My name is David Dodd and I am Sales & Marketing director for Pipehorn Utility Tool Company.

    We manufacture Pipehorn Pipe & Cable Locators and Maghorn Ferromagnetic Locators.

    We look forward to seeing your feedback and responding to your inquiries on The Cable Vine.

    David Dodd
    Pipehorn Utility Tool Company
    2900 Commerce Blvd.
    Birmingham, AL 35210
    Tel: 800-952-3710
    www.pipehorn.com
    Last edited by DavidDodd; January 12th, 2009 at 08:40 AM.

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    Default Re: Pipehorn Forum

    Ok, i'll bite! lol
    1st off, Welcome!!!
    I have an idea what A pipehorn is as explained to me on here. But what can YOU tell me about it?
    It's not anything I have used, or even seen, so I only have a rough idea what it is, strengths/weakness's etc.

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    I use a Pipehorn to locate cast iron. Good (actually one of the best for dropping) piece of equipment. One draw back I feel should be looked at is there is only the audible tone to detect. In a noisy or busy environment a visual would be nice.

    I've never used it to locate anything else.

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    Default Re: Pipehorn Forum

    AULupstate:


    The new Pipehorn 800 Series Pipe & Cable Locators have both audio and visual signal strength indicators.

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    Could you post a link to your website for that equipment??? I have googled Pipehorn and used various other search engines and all I get is Schonstedt.

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    Default Re: Pipehorn Forum

    Visit www.pipehorn.com or call me at 800-952-3710 ext 228

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    Thanks for asking Phoenix 827!

    Professional locators, utilities, and utility contractors have relied on Pipehorn Pipe & Cable Locators for over 40 years.

    IMO - No utility locator should be without a Pipehorn in the arsenal.

    Nothing works better when direct connection is not possible. Nothing sweeps areas for un-marked utilities like a Pipehorn, and Pipehorn is often the only locator capable of pinpointing the most difficult conductors like cast iron, inserted services, worn or cut tracer wires, old detectable tape, and street lights.

    The new Pipehorn 800HL features both high (480 kHz) and low (9 kHz) frequency and carries an industry-best 3 year warranty.

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    Wecome David.

    It's great to see a manufacturer on the site. I've never got to use a Pipehorn but would love to. I'll have to try to get you some business from our Milwaukee office. I love being a guinea pig for new equiptment.

    Have a great day,

    Jim

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    I have an old 100 series with the wooden box. I use it more for locating street lights. It is really great for lighting up the ground to do sweeps. I bought it used and it still looks brand new. This is my back-up peice. I also have a used an RD400. The company provides an RD4000. I have never used an 800 series.

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    David I added you're website to the Manufacturer and Distributer links.

    You can check it out here

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    welcome david to the vine!!!!
    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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    UULC - Glad to hear that old Pipehorn 100 has been serving you well on poor conductors and sweeps. Hope you get a chance to try Pipehorn 800HL soon. The 800HL is more capable, easier to learn and operate, and much more rugged.

    Same – High frequency (480 kHz). Nothing beats a Pipehorn when direct connect is not possible and on the worst conductors: cast iron, inserted services, street lights, tracer tape, short side services & stub-outs, telephone drops, and fiber. Nothing sweeps for un-marked utilities like a Pipehorn.

    New – Simultaneous conductive transmission of both 480 kHz and 9 kHz. Check either signal with the flick of a switch on the receiver.

    New - No air broadcast on high frequency conduction. Better signals on the worst conductors.

    New – Quick and easy depth estimation

    New - Fast-response signal strength meter and sharp audio tone for precise pinpointing.

    New - Watertight reinforced receiver wand. More durable than ever.

    New - All weather / high impact ABS housing on transmitter.

    New - Audio tone indicates battery strength and good connection. Low profile (won’t tip over). Bright yellow (easier to see).

    New - Lightweight, space saving carry bag.
    Last edited by DavidDodd; December 23rd, 2008 at 08:51 AM.

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    Default Re: Pipehorn Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by UULC View Post
    I have an old 100 series with the wooden box. I use it more for locating street lights. It is really great for lighting up the ground to do sweeps. I bought it used and it still looks brand new. This is my back-up peice. I also have a used an RD400. The company provides an RD4000. I have never used an 800 series.
    I have a 100 series too. It is great. Showed up a couple of weeks ago where my co-worker and the company owner were trying to find a gas line. It took me 2 minutes to find it. They had spent about 45 minutes looking for it.
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    Default Re: Pipehorn Forum

    Hello,

    Bryan here, from the product design and engineering department at Pipehorn.

    Thank you for welcoming us to the site. I wanted to add that the 800 Series units were designed using the feedback from users like yourselves.

    We welcome any feedback or suggestions on improving the tools you use for locating.

    Thanks

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