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#169731 - 10/13/07 05:28 PM Underground Locator
highground Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
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Loc: Chama, NM
I need an underground locator, any suggestions would be appreciated.


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highground
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#169734 - 10/13/07 07:13 PM Re: Underground Locator [Re: highground]
gibbonsseabee80 Offline
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Registered: 10/10/05
Posts: 40
Loc: Chesapeake, VA
Take a look at this company. They have every kind of measuring device known to man. I bought a phase rotation meter last week from them. I received the catalog in the mail when I signed up for electrical contractor magazine. They have all sorts of underground locators. A nice link to check out.

http://www.mitchellinstrument.net/
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#169762 - 10/15/07 06:07 AM Re: Underground Locator [Re: gibbonsseabee80]
Zapped Offline
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Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 482
Loc: Huntington Beach, CA, USA
What exactly are you locating? The company gibbons listed is a great place to look for a variety of tracers and testing equipment, but I have a little $200 in-ground tracer that has served me pretty well for years and is great for up to 3' deep.

The brand is Tempo and the model is a 508S. I bought mine at a CED, but I've also seen them at Walter's Electric out here in Cali.

Here's a link to an online retailer:

http://www.valuetesters.com/Tempo-508S-Circuit-Tracer-Wire-Finder.php

It's cheap and I wouldn't bet on it for anything that I couldn't double check or verify, but it's great to have around and I'm not terrified at leaving it in my truck 24/7 because it may get stolen (my other tracers and test equipment that cost me more than $1,000 each stay at the shop until I need them). It's nice to have on a moments notice, and it's takes up very little space.

Good Luck!
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