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    Default Magnetic Locators

    Who all has a magnetic locator in their arsenal? What brand do you like? How often do you use it?

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    Default Re: Magnetic Locators

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidDodd View Post
    Who all has a magnetic locator in their arsenal? What brand do you like? How often do you use it?
    We have a few different ones. Metrotech 880B, Schoenstadt & Magnatrac 100.

    Locating buried valveboxes, or boxes that are in vegetation overgrowth...often the best method.

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    Default Re: Magnetic Locators

    Schonstedt GA-52Cx , works great and comes with a 7 year warranty. Not every area needs one, but the older city areas where inside gas meters are common it gets used everyday to find the curb boxes. I think we have 1 to 2 in each team of our district.
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    none here dude!!!!
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    Same as 6' under.
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    Default Re: Magnetic Locators

    shorewod uses a schonstedt dont recall the number come with a holster and extends out good machine

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    Default Re: Magnetic Locators

    RD4000 and pipehorn 800H is what I have the pipehorn is by far the most used in my daily routine

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    Default Re: Magnetic Locators

    Metrotech and the schonny and the aquaTronics.

    They each have a specific role.

    all pretty good.

    mke

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    Default Re: Magnetic Locators

    I use the Rycom Magna Stick 101. It is a very durable piece of equiptment but if the valve you're looking for is over 5-6 inches deep don't even bother.

    I use my magnetic locator daily. Finding buried gas valves and test stands. I even use it for finding buried fiberglass handholes(the locator picks up on the metal bolts on the lid). I never understood how anyone could work without one.

    Not to mention all the bolts,nail, and other metal scraps I dig up while trying to find what I'm actually looking for.

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    Default Re: Magnetic Locators

    Hey... can you find gold with that thing???

    I got asked that AGAIN the other day.

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    Them old geezers are just jealous.
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    Default Re: Magnetic Locators

    I get asked that question when i'm holding the 810, let alone the magnatometer (sp?)

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    Default Re: Magnetic Locators

    Use one DAILY (when I am actually working). Everyone who locates for our firm carries one in their vehicle.

    We use "CST Magnatrack 102" to find water c.c.'s in peoples yards, handholes and of course in older areas the gas curb box as well.

    Have gotten pretty good at finding things I do not need to find as well like disposed of rebar, nails, etc. which is always a MOST rewarding experience when one is busy!
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    Our guys carry the Schoenstedt 52c
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