The fastest of all location equipment.
Finding all types of plastic pipe.
No electrical connections needed.
No additions to your lines.
There is no setup time.
Goes over all terrain.
Locates all that is not earth itself.
Effective to a known 230 feet depth.
The most expensive machine to locate both metallic and non-metallic buried cables and pipes. It has a depth limit of 150 feet.
A locater must know how to interpret the crescent shapes on the equipment screen to interpret what is where.
This equipment has an arrangement of antennas which allows the operator to choose an antenna for the job.
The antennas "find" the plastic pipe only by a special tracing wire or tape placed during the installation of the plastic pipe.
Magnetometer seeks ferromagnetic objects by sensing their magnetic fields. The sensors detect the ferrous (iron) materials and are not affected by non-ferrous materials such as brass, aluminum, copper, or plastic. Depth is very shallow.
This is a two-step process involving a pressurized liquid pipe system to release the liquid in pulses. The other part is listening through a pipe that is pushed into the ground to listen for the pulses of liquid moving through the pipe to locate.
It wastes the liquid that is pulsing out of the equipment. Usually a hole must be dug for the pulsing connection end.
Locate with some excavation or an opening made to insert the rodder line. Rodders have a copper wire in the rod that can be energized with a signal transmitter. Once it is entered into the pipe the locator detects the frequency, allowing the buried utility to be traced from above by another piece of equipment.
A hole may need to be dug to insert the rodder transmitter. When used for locating a sewage pipe, there is a mess to clean...