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Probing the sand ??
Posted by: Tim_on_Long_Island
Date: March 11, 2017 10:18PM
On the beach..Has anyone used a metal probe on the wet low tide sand to help find the bottom substrate ( hard shells ),,to help be within reach to locate rings or chains ?,

Re: Probing the sand ??
Posted by: John(Tx)
Date: March 12, 2017 11:25AM
I made a probe with 5/16" round rod, 4 ' long, marked it at 12", 18", 24", 30" and 3', installed wooden handle, at our beach it will go past 24" easily so I don't even bother to hunt...

Re: Probing the sand ??
Posted by: Tim_on_Long_Island
Date: March 12, 2017 02:57PM
Good idea John, I fiqure if the probe goes past hunting depth, not worth hunting it. It seems you have a better percentage of finding the gold rings if you are within the capabilty of your detector;s depth. I might make something for myself. Where did you get the round rod ?...HH Tim

Re: Probing the sand ??
Posted by: Dancer
Date: March 13, 2017 04:24AM
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Tim_on_Long_Island
Good idea John, I fiqure if the probe goes past hunting depth, not worth hunting it. It seems you have a better percentage of finding the gold rings if you are within the capabilty of your detector;s depth. I might make something for myself. Where did you get the round rod ?...HH Tim

Rebar would be strong & I have seen some rubber coated.

Re: Probing the sand ??
Posted by: Hoser John
Date: March 13, 2017 09:24AM
Harbor Freight 2- 24" long screwdrivers with handles CHEAP gets you down there. Great for park/relic detecting too as no bended knee just a poke a poke and ez to id -John

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Re: Probing the sand ??
Posted by: Doc Holliday
Date: March 13, 2017 09:51AM
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Hoser John
Harbor Freight 2- 24" long screwdrivers with handles CHEAP gets you down there. Great for park/relic detecting too as no bended knee just a poke a poke and ez to id -John

That's the way to do it. :thumbup:

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Re: Probing the sand ??
Posted by: Champ Ferguson
Date: March 13, 2017 11:04AM
Welding rod will work. Just watch the thickness.



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Posted by: John(Tx)
Date: March 14, 2017 11:00PM

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Re: Probing the sand ??
Posted by: Tim_on_Long_Island
Date: March 15, 2017 08:16PM
Thanks for all the info..HH..Tim

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Re: Probing the sand ??
Posted by: Ruslan
Date: March 17, 2017 02:36AM
Hi
Such devices (only long ones) use the search engine military theme
For the beach is enough 1m, to find a hard substrate or a stone bottom.

Ruslan.



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