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    Apr 2019
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    locating sprinkler heads and valves

    Can you find sprinkler heads and valves using a metal detector? I know that it SHOULD work THEORETICALLY because heads have springs in them. I'm asking if you tried doing it or not. Was the detector able to pick a signal from them? Thanks so much.

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    Yes the can, keep disc lowest setting or use all metal mode. Then when you find one, see where it disc's out at for future searches. You may find a property iron marker in your search cus they put the heads and the lines near the property boundaries.
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  3. #3

    Jun 2019
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    That's one of the things that will get you in good stead with park people, a little help goes a long way...
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    Sure can! Many times I've been commissioned to locate sprinkler heads, grave markers, soccer boundaries...etc. Run the machine wide open and dig mid-tones (at least on my machines). I also use those orange marker flags you get from Lowes to mark the head placement and sprinkler row lining. This extra touch always gets me referrals. Good Luck!
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  5. #5

    Aug 2016
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    Agree with everyone and I have done it too. The valve box cover is usually a few inches under the soil so use a probe once you get a signal. You're probably trying to find the valve box because the heads for that zone won't operate. The problem is typically a bad electrical connection at the common wire connection to the valve so once you find the valve box, remove the electrical connector, twist the wires together and re-connect the connector.

  6. #6

    Mar 2016
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    Take a trip over to the dowsing forum...no seriously..with a pair of rods fashioned from coat hangers you have a decent chance at finding the buried water pipes. Takes an open mind and a methodical search pattern.

    I only say that because my dad is pretty good at it.
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  7. #7

    Mar 2018
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    Yep...you can and will find them with a metal detector... Found a few myself...sounded damn good too...




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