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#16 Sparky OFFLINE  

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Posted November 26, 2014 - 07:57 PM

Wow KC9KAS, I'm not sure if I should be proud or ashamed after reading that! 

 

 

Sam Beckett wrote about two old guys just milling around waiting for something to happen . The critics panned it , but the play had a certain mystic to it .


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Posted November 26, 2014 - 08:07 PM

I was glad to see in KC9's post about finding "lost persons".

A guy in our local tractor club who is a cop was explaining to me a few years back about witching bodies.  I figured he was filling me full of bull but he showed me how it worked.  He has an old abandoned cemetary across the road from his house. The cemetary is so old most of the grave markers were simple wooden crosses and over time they rotted away leaving no trace of the grave.

Simply by witching he could tell how the body laid, how tall the person was, and weither it was male or female.  


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Posted November 26, 2014 - 08:24 PM

My grandfather used to be able to do it with the Y stick
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Posted November 26, 2014 - 08:28 PM

Troy,
This is someing I know a little about... Mainly my Grandpa could do it, my son can do it, my Mom can do a variation of it and I seem to be genetically defunct.

Ryan hasn't done it for a couple of years, so it's a good reminder to get him out and try it again... Me too I guess.
My Mom has the ability to hang a Brass button on a string and hold it in a half full glass of spring water. The number of times the button swings and taps the glass is how deep down the water is.

If someone witches, she can divine depth. It's amazing how accurate she is.
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Posted November 26, 2014 - 08:30 PM

Here's one, how do you measure the depth on a water pipe with the witching sticks?

 

Okay, Alan got in there with the button trick. But does anyone know how to get depth with the brass or copper rods?


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Posted November 26, 2014 - 08:31 PM

Friday must have come early this week .
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Posted November 26, 2014 - 08:37 PM

If any of you witchers are headed this way, bring your sticks or whatever.

I need to find a well spot.


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Posted November 26, 2014 - 08:46 PM

my grandfather was able to witch, so am I, but my dad was not able too.

I was on a survey team and I was able to find metal gas line, electric lines and metal water lines.

I used what ever was handy, I like copper wires the best.

 

on the farm we were putting in new tile lines and I found a 6' boulder down about 6'.

the tiler marked that area and said he was staying clear if it.  And asked me to see if there are any more.

found a few small ones and he marked them too.

He said he has never heard of anybody finding boulders before.

 

code states that - gas and electric lines have to be more then 18", water lines are to be below the frost line in you area.


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Posted November 26, 2014 - 09:06 PM

You can find the depth by walking over the hot spot and thing about how far down the water is. Start at like 5 feet and work your way down.
For example if it was at 17 ft, Think of 5 ft and cross over- no hit. Think 10 ft- no hit same for 15. You should get a hit at 20. Then work your way back up 1ft at a time. You will get a hit at 17 but not 16
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Posted November 26, 2014 - 09:12 PM

I forgot to mention that overhead metal lines will cause the rods to separate .  Low flying helicopters - no experience there .


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Posted November 26, 2014 - 09:22 PM

  Low flying helicopters - no experience there .

 

That you're aware of.............


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Posted November 27, 2014 - 12:44 AM

  I've always used coat hangers. Don't remember how I got started with them. My Mother was one of those people that couldn't wear a watch for years because they would stop when put on her arm. 

  Finding water and sewer lines is the easiest and it doesn't seem to matter what the pipe is made out of. I have found that the hangers will either turn in or out depending on how you hold them. Some of our kids can do it and some not. So it must be an inherited trait. 


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Posted November 27, 2014 - 10:24 AM

I think it has a lot to do with the "magnetism" of a persons body.

Take an ohm meter and hold the probes and see how much resistance you have.

Heck I probably won't resist anything (to eat) today!


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