I know a guy here in Montana that drilled a well, went over 500 ft got
next to no water. After tiring of hauling water for a few years he
calls out an Old Dowser, who comes highly recommended, and the dowser
finds a spot about 20 ft away from the well. They drilled and hit water
at 87ft 10 gallons per minute.
Just luck? I don't think so.
On 8/31/2010 2:44 PM, email@example.com wrote:
> In all of these posts, there's an implicit claim that the location of the
> desired object is fully random.
> It's not, right?
> For instance, in the pvc case below, the installer has probably seen the full
> range of possible locations from similar houses in
> the area? I'm assuming it's the main water line, and there are no visible
> outside shutoff valves.
> Obviously if there are visible shutoff valves either in the lawn or on the
> house, it's almost trivial.
> Before describing the amazing solution, doesn't there need to be a better
> explanation of why the target was fully random?
> And on the cable location problem: I don't get it. All our cables are copper.
> How come people can't inject a signal of some sort
> and detect it themselves? I mean, isn't this trivial compared to other stuff
> we discuss? Were people talking about some kind of
> cable that they couldn't inject a signal on? (can't you inject on the coax
> ground braid?)
> I would think it would be easy to detect something of sufficient strength,
> down to 18" or so (that's what chaser wires do?)
> ------- Original Message -------
> From : Mickey Baker[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent : 8/31/2010 12:54:28 PM
> To : email@example.com
> Cc : TowerTalk@contesting.com
> Subject : RE: Re: [TowerTalk] Divining rods
> No matter the claims of many logical thinking, well meaning people on
> this list, there has evidently never ever been any scientific evidence
> that this works. Sorry, I suspect the physicists here aren't going to
> be much help. Known science doesn't explain everything.
> For more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dowsing
> On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 3:30 PM, Bob Good<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Gents, I too am a bit of a skeptic BUT last month in my front yard the
>> contractor burying Fiber showed up to mark existing
> lines. I was totally taken back when he breaks out two steel rods to locate
> my pvc water line. He chose this method over
> anything technical. The rods swung and he pointed to the spot on the ground
> and the spade hit its mark about 10 inches down, the
> water line. Had I not witnessed this I would have put it in the category of
> the moon phases determining how much dirt it takes to
> refill a hole. Okay, it's been around for ages. Now why doesn't someone
> tell us how it works? Is this another area 51? Physics
> profs, Please step up to the plate. It's your turn, yes? Bob K4BG
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