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Re: [Shop-talk] Finding underground plastic water pipes.

To: Brian Kemp <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Finding underground plastic water pipes.
From: David Scheidt <>
Date: Fri, 17 Apr 2009 21:20:20 -0400
On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 7:42 PM, Brian Kemp <> wrote:
> Drew - I've traced assorted PCV and ABS pipe with a metal rod attached to a
> 2x4 handle. B I know where it started, so just poked in the ground till I
> the pipe. B I then moved a bit further and poked till I hit the pipe again.
> B Every place I hit the pipe, I put down a rock. B Once I had the direction
> down, it was easier to guess the path till the pipe changed direction.
B This
> is good for pipe up to about 2 feet down in my clay soil.

That's what I've seen the sprinkler repair people do, more or less.
It helps to figure out what length the pipes the people who laid the
pipe used, since it's unlikely they'd turn any corners they don' have

David Scheidt
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