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Bottle probe?
Posted by: Batman74
Date: September 20, 2007 06:43PM
Where is a good place to buy a bottle probe? Thanks in advance.

Re: Bottle probe?
Posted by: scottmandoo
Date: February 04, 2008 02:33PM

A Privy Diggers Best Friend

As you are probably aware, finding a privy digging probe to buy, or someone to fabricate one for you, is hard to do. I have been making my own for 10 years. I have also made some for friends. Now I have requests from friends of friends. That is what gave birth to this page.

I am now offering SPRING STEEL probes to the public. They are made from recycled spring steel from the Automobile industry. I like the idea of putting others trash to good use.

The tips are designed to carry a good sample to the surface, as well as penetrate the ground efficiently. The handles are 12 inches wide to allow for a comfortable two handed grip.

The overall length is approximately 4 foot. Also available in 6 foot lengths. Custom sizes are also available, just email me for a quote.

Bongos 4 foot spring steel probes are only $35.00 USD . I can ship them anywhere, but shipping is free in the Continental United States. 6 foot probes are $65.00 USD and shipping is also free in the lower 48. If you wish to purchase a 6 foot probe, email me and I will send you an invoice.

I can offer no warranty, if you are using it right, you are abusing it !!

All pieces are welded solidly together, by a craftsman, right here in the good old USA. ME!!!

If you would like a Bongos Probe, just email me for instructions on ordering. Or press the buy now button at the bottom of the page for a secure PayPal transaction.

The definitive privy digging site!

"I'm like a kid in a candy store. The probe looks great and I can't wait to use it. My plans fell through for today but Monday is looking good. I will be keeping in touch for some spares. Thanks again for the probe and fast shipping. I'll spread the word. Ron"
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"Hi Lee got the probes today! You are a true craftsman! I'll keep spreading the word
Thanks again'

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Re: Bottle probe?
Posted by: Mr Seitz
Date: February 26, 2008 04:55AM
In a junk yard in a large car trunk....
I would never pay 30 40 bucks for a probe we make are own. 10 bucks tops and when they break or wear we fix them or make another. But if you cant make them I guess buying them is the next best thing. Even if you bought the steel form a junk yard and got someone to weild it it would be cheaper then buying one.Rick


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Re: Bottle probe?
Posted by: mike k.
Date: January 05, 2018 12:52PM
Go to your local auto wreckers find a 80's large car remove spring from trunk hinge take it home cut to desired length grind 1 end round weld a 12 " pipe on the other end for a handle - done (you can also weld a ballbearing , same size as diameter of steel spring , on the probe end ) . I made 2 of these they work excellent ! - very low cost . - mike

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