Detector for hunting inside an old house...
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    us
    Dec 2007
    North Texas
    Garrett AT Gold, CTX3030, SDC2300, GoFind 60, Whites TM-808, Dip Needle, EYES
    413
    80 times
    Cache Hunting

    Detector for hunting inside an old house...

    I saw a post awhile back where a guy took a Silver uMax and cut it down short with a small coil for using inside old houses.. What I have in mind is something that will be a bit more powerful than a pinpointer when searching around door jambs, etc. I'm not certain a pinpointer isn't enough, just not sure what would be best for this use? Seems like almost any detector whacked and modded to be small and maneuverable would work? Any guidance on this?
    Wearing out hiking boots and digging tools for pulltabs...yes I have found a pulltab in the remote desert!

  2. #2

    Feb 2006
    Deep in the Ozark Mountains
    Fisher CZ3D, Whites TM 808, Sharptronics DSP-03
    714
    66 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Detector for hunting inside an old house...

    I have a small Garret detector...the kind that bouncers use to scan someone entering the bar....or the kind law enforcement uses to scan trick or treat candy....I seldom use it, but it sure is handy to have around...Steve

  3. #3
    us
    May 2003
    E. Tennessee
    Tesoro tigershark----Tesoro Conquistador Umax------Fisher FX-3----Master Hunter CX-Plus w/ depth multiplier
    591
    36 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Detector for hunting inside an old house...

    Garrett makes something like you have in mind, about the size of a deck of cards. The security scanners operate in all-metal all the time. Any Tesoro you can just simply remove the middle to get a compact detctor.

  4. #4
    us
    Jun 2006
    Out in the hills near wherendaheckarwe
    WHITES, MINELAB, Garrett
    4,192
    2789 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Detector for hunting inside an old house...

    I've been using an old old TR for years. The shaft will go from 12" to long enough to sweep the ceiling without having to hold it over your head. Can pretty well search a ceiling without having to go in the crawl space unless something sounds good. Loaned it to a friend about 10 -12 years ago, he found a Glenfield single shot .22 with it. the rifle was laying right next to a rafter. Like I said it's older than dirt, but with it & a good black light I miss very little.

    One thing I've run across several times. If you get signals under a medicine cabinet, it's more than likely where someone tucked their used double edged razor blades. If it's an older house make sure to look under the window frame where it hits the ledge, you might be surprised.
    I know it's here, just need a bigger coil!

    I think I know what my last words will be....
    "Hold my beer and watch this!"

  5. #5
    us
    Sep 2007
    1,797
    111 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: Detector for hunting inside an old house...

    A lot of good information. Thank you.

 

 

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0