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Sep 25, 2009, 12:06 PM
Traps for Treasure
An older lady once lived in the house we live in now. I started thinking about where some treasure might be located in the house. I have covered the majority of the house. I then thought about items falling into the sink. I looked at the traps under the sink and they were all plastic. Instead of taking them all off I picked up my Pro-pointer and ran it over the trap. The first sink had a good strong signal. The other two didn't have any signal. I got a bucket and then took the trap off of the sink that gave me the signal. I dumped the contents into the bucket. I thought great, just hair and a safety pin. As I walked towards the back door to dump the water I noticed something tangled in the hair. It was a pair of earrings. Granted they were not gold nor silver but they easily could have been.
Check your traps becuase there could be treasure there.
Sep 25, 2009 12:06 PM
Dec 20, 2009, 09:58 AM
Re: Traps for Treasure
good one...not long ago while searching a church yard i got a good signal...dug down and target was in pvc drainage pipe...covered it over and a week later was again detecting the churchyard and thought about the target...went back, detected, and it had mover about 3 ft...dug down and there was the pvc...i know it was the hope diamond in there on a 24k gold chain
Jan 13, 2010, 05:10 PM
Re: Traps for Treasure
I have known a couple of guys that worked for the city maintaining sewer systems. The stories these guys told me and the things they showed me just about made me wanna chuck my detector and go to work for the city. One of them was in charge of the guys that went out insoecting. They had a box truck with a video setup. They had several cameras they either drove through the pipes or pulled on a cable & winch, looking for damage, cracks, or illegal tie ins. He had saved a tape of several cracks that you could see coind and / or jewlery.
After that if the chance is presented I try to never passup searching the downstream side of ditches and especially culverts. If you are in a trade or have access, the P traps in floor drains can be pretty good. If you spot a storm drain pipe coming out of a bank or into a river, it's absolutely worth checking out!
I know it's here, just need a bigger coil!
Apr 24, 2013, 09:40 PM
Inside those old houses,check the tops of the doors,sometimes there might be a grove at the top of the door,where they would hide things of value or even love-letters.If there's a medicine cabbint bulit into the wall ,you might check behind it,if it has wooden floors,check for loose ones that might be hiding something under the floor.
Apr 24, 2013, 10:27 PM
As long as your searching drains, probably the shower drain would have a good chance of producing some jewelry.
I doubt the drain from a bank would produce, since they dont usually wash money! Although some banks Launder money.
Apr 27, 2013, 10:52 PM
You stay classy TreasureNet
I have taken down heating ducts and dumped them out in abandoned homes. They usually have a wheat back or two. The occasional silver nickle too.
Apr 30, 2013, 02:47 AM
Old houses with the skeleton key locks...can sometimes have Wheats and silver dimes in them...as kids would put them in there like a money slot. Also, built in hutches or any drawers...pull the drawers out and feel under and around and obviously look behind them. Check loose boards on wood steps. I can't seem to go into any old house and not imagine where things might be stashed.
Apr 30, 2013, 02:50 AM
Oh yeah, I knew someone who found a full deck of 50's pin-up girl cards sitting neatly on top of an air duct(in a 50's era house). Someone was up to being sneaky lol.
Jul 11, 2013, 01:39 AM
When I was a young teen I lived in an older house so I checked different spots for treasure. One place I looked was to lift off the heating vents to see if anything was stashed in the ducts. Only thing I found was a small stack of nudie magazines.
Jul 15, 2013, 12:59 AM
You stay classy TreasureNet
Some old medicine cabinets had slots to dispose of razors and they would just accumulate in the wall. My father told me that he used to put coins in the slot to hear them fall into the wall. So if you have the opportunity to be able to tear walls out in an old home then that might be something to look for.
Jul 31, 2013, 12:15 AM
I was having my septic tank pumped out a while back, during which I asked the guy what was the strangest thing he ever saw in a septic tank, and he says that on one occasion him and a homeowner guy lifted the top off a tank and the owner says to him, "What are those things, fish eggs?"...and the septic guy says, "No, those are condoms". (He told me there were dozens floating in it). Then the owner says, "How'd they get in there? I don't use condoms". Then the septic guy tells me he said, "I would suggest you go ask your wife who is using them"...He said the couple got divorced soon after that...true story.
Jul 31, 2013, 09:56 AM
Ohh like these ideas a lot /em pops off his couch, grabs his pro pointer and promptly checks all 6 of the plastic sink traps in my house. grrrrrr nothing but still a great idea
WoW, took me so long to find this edit signature thing I have now forgotten what I wanted to add, G. R.r.r.r.r.r
Aug 02, 2013, 10:31 PM
Originally Posted by JunkShopFiddler
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