You are lucky to have observed this.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mike Fatchett W0MU" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 7:24 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Divining rods
>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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