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Re: [TowerTalk] cable locating

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] cable locating
From: David Gilbert <>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2010 20:29:21 -0700
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This is getting sillier and sillier by the moment ...

Dave  AB7E

On 8/30/2010 8:16 PM, Nate Bargmann wrote:
> "Witching" really does work.  I have an uncle who can not only locate
> underground water sources but graves as well.  In fact he located two
> previously unknown and unmarked graves in our church's cemetery.  He can
> also tell if the person buried was an adult or a child.
> I was shown the copper wire "witch" method by another tech in the
> company I worked with.  I've used it to locate our ground wires and also
> some phone cable.  Why?  How?  Beats me.  It works.  Now my dad (uncle's
> brother) says it doesn't work for him at all.  Go figure.
> If you must try to locate something like your ground wires, give it a
> try.  I take about 15 inches of #12 solid wire.  Bend over 3 to 4 inches
> into an L shape and then with your lightly clenched fist with the thumbs
> up, hold the wires between your thumb and index finger in that opening
> at the web of your thumb.  Let the wires tilt down slightly so gravity
> keeps them pointed directly away from you. Don't clench the wires so
> tightly that they can't move, they should be able to swing freely.
> Tuck your elbows at your side so your hands are about a foot apart or
> so.  As you walk over metal cable such as a ground run, the wires will
> swing together and if your path is perpendicular to the cable, the
> wires should be parallel with each wire touching the other fist when
> you are directly over the cable.
> Practice makes perfect.
> 73, de Nate>>

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