DIY Coil Cover,Lesche Sampson Shovel Holder Repair and Minelab Pro Swing R Clip Fix


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Nov 15, 2017
Detector(s) used
Minelab CTX 3030
Minelab Sovereign GT
Troy Shadow X5
Fisher 1266X
Garrett Freedom 2
Garrett Deepseeker ADS ll
Garrett Deepseeker TR/VLF
D-Tex RS 200
Garrett Groundhog TR/VLF
A.H. Pro
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
Opening Day of gun deer season in Missouri. I don't hunt so I thought I would spend the day fixing things that have been bothering me while out digging.

First up was a coil cover that I could use to hunt in corn fields.

I used a piece of plastic wall covering for a shower insert a friend of mine had laying around. I traced it out and added a little to it and cut it out. My thought is stuff might wedge itself between the cover and the coil. So I heated the plastic up with a heat gun and bent a edge with a pair of pliers all the way around it (DON'T HEAT IT UP ON THE COIL!!!). Then zip tied it to the coil.

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Next up is Shovel Holder. I never liked how it clicked on the belt. I would get hung up in some brush and off it came or it would come off my belt when I tried to retrieve the shovel. One day it broke. It has a warranty but I didn't want another one. I found a carpenters hammer holder. Cut the metal bracket off and pop riveted the shovel holder to it and then I could thread it through a belt.

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Last fix for the day. The R clip on the minelab pro swing was always coming loose. I had to go back to a site one time and look for it. There it laid where I had parked. I would of hated to try and figure out how to order a replacement. A tie wrap did the fix. I stuck some extras in my pouch in case I get tired and want to swing from the other side.

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Oct 5, 2014
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Detector(s) used
Garrett: AT Pro, AT Gold & Infinium; Minelab: Explorer SE, II; Simplex; Tesoro: Tejon & Outlaw; White's: V3i
Primary Interest:
Relic Hunting
Nice job on the modifications to solve detecting problems! :occasion14:

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