Works for me too - I've used it to find water lines and pipes for the
water company reps who were trying to find them and couldn't way back in
college in the 60's....also found mines and other underground items.
Perhaps it's related to magnetometry? Don't know - but it does work.
I've taught others who were doubtful....and it worked for them too.
On 8/30/2010 9:29 PM, David Gilbert wrote:
> 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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