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Use metal detector as earth cable tracer...

Discussion in 'Electronic Equipment' started by Geir Holmavatn, Nov 10, 2008.

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  1. Hi,

    Say I have a disconnected electrical cable dug into the ground. I need
    to trace the cable to find out its route and where it ends.

    I wonder if it is possible to inject a signal from a signal generator
    between one of this cable's conductors and earth and walk away with a
    metal detector to trace the cable.

    Has anyone any experience or knowledge on this to share, and if yes, how
    deep in the earth will the detector be able to trace the cable?

    Thanks for comments on this issue ;-)

    regards

    Geir
     
  2. neon

    neon

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    Oct 21, 2006
    try a metal detector
     
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