Omygosh, yes. "Due quota" now is almost non-existent it seems and the
level of minutiae one used to have to follow w/ the mats and all now is
automagically taken care of by software templates in the word processor
of choice...there's something to be said for that, but there's something
missing in not having to go thru the process, too, imo.
UVA doesn't even require the mandatory hours in attendance in the grad
student office any longer I hear. What _IS_ this world coming to??? :)
What do you think this says?
It certainly doesn't make any claim there's anything to dowsing other
than "the natural explanation of "successful" water dowsing is that in
many areas water would be hard to miss."
That's damning w/ faint praise in the highest possible favoring light.
The introduction to the full pdf version has the disclaimer "this
leaflet was prepared to answer some of the most frequently asked
questions about the subject of water dowsing and is not intended to make
editorial comment on dowsing."
IOW, it's a politically correct equivalent of a wiki article, not
anything at all researched and peer reviewed.
Whenever I've had construction work done, there is some service that
comes out ahead of time and marks the utility lines. They only mark
the public lines and not any private ones, but they certainly have the
technology and maybe, for a price, would mark private lines.
Not true at all, they have a detector they swing across the dirt and
it beeps when they go over a wire. What they won't guarantee is the
depth. I have had several "locates" in the right of way in front of my
house. One for me, a driveway installation and the rest for utility
work. I have watched the process a number of times.
You'll need a good metal detector and an experienced operator. The
machine will be in pinpoint or 'all-metal' mode. 1 ft. is pretty deep
though. If that doesn't find it, you'll need a 2-box metal detector,
again with an experienced operator. I'd suggest contacting the local club...
Much ado about nothing. If the line is shallow, any metal detector will
probably find it depending on the operator. If deep, will be harder. Dowse
it, and be done in two minutes.
Steve, who has owned metal detectors since 1980
Bending the wahr ain't the problem...I've never seen a response to
anything from them...
I'd pay to see if a claimant could actually find a non-trivial object.
The challenge is path of gas line from the main pipeline drop across the
Path of certain wiring in the feedlots and particularly locating break
in at least one.(*)
If those were solved, could come up w/ several others as well...
(*) Did locate initial break to within a foot or so w/ a buddy and his
cable locater. Took a couple hours and we weren't that certain even
then but got (sorta') lucky that his guess of highest intensity was in
about the right location. The sucker is buried nearly waist deep.
It has since that repair failed again and I've borrowed the detector and
can't tell a thing--my hearing isn't what it once was.
The couple of folks who claim they can do this your way couldn't even
tell where the wire was, what more find the break.
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