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Aluminum shafts for water detectors?
Posted by: bklein
Date: January 18, 2019 11:24PM
I just bought a surf DF and am looking to upgrade the shaft to a straight shaft. The original was an S shaft and all the paint had corroded off of it!
I have a surf pi pro as well with a kind of crummy looking shaft. Is this corrosion because the previous owners did not wash their detector or just comes with using aluminum?
I've never used a DF. I'm thinking it may be a good detector to bring on vacations - perhaps with one of the 3 piece shaft kits on the market.

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Re: Aluminum shafts for water detectors?
Posted by: dewcon4414
Date: January 19, 2019 05:09AM
Aluminum blisters naturally...... especially inside causing them to LOCK UP easier. Since the shaft moves with the coil the shaft isnt really affect by the metal....... UNLESS you use a lower shaft shorter than 24"..... then it could cause a dead spot in the coil. We used to use SS coil bolts even. My suggestion....... CF, its the only way to go now days.



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Re: Aluminum shafts for water detectors?
Posted by: goodmore
Date: January 19, 2019 05:23AM
I agree with above...CF will end all your shaft worries.

Re: Aluminum shafts for water detectors?
Posted by: Mkus
Date: January 31, 2019 06:27AM
I just built one for my equinox CF works great!

Re: Aluminum shafts for water detectors?
Posted by: bklein
Date: February 02, 2019 10:43AM
Is it much cheaper to Diy than get a premade one?

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