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Offline Wossie

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Should I detect under the house?
« on: April 14, 2017, 20:05 »
The front half of my house is pre- 1910 and my wife wisely suggested the other day that perhaps I should think about detecting under it.  This might be because she prefers me around the house than off somewhere in the middle of the bush.  Ive heard stories of the older folk throwing coins against the walls and them falling between the floor boards.  Questions:  Is it worth it?  Will I get bitten by a funnel-web or just bump my head?  Will ancient building refuse including copper just drive me nuts before finding targets? Cheers

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Re: Should I detect under the house?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2017, 20:09 »
You wouldn't get me under a house for all the gold sovs in Australia. Just can't stand it under a house. Having said that when dad pulled a floor up of an 1840s house he did up, the stuff under it was awesome .Small bone toys, coins and other bits and pieces spring to mind. ( gawd I wish he stilled owned that house would be awesome to detect.). Seem to remember a post on here where someone just took their pinpointer under with them
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Re: Should I detect under the house?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2017, 20:17 »
You wouldn't get me under a house for all the gold sovs in Australia. Just can't stand it under a house. Having said that when dad pulled a floor up of an 1840s house he did up, the stuff under it was awesome .Small bone toys, coins and other bits and pieces spring to mind. ( gawd I wish he stilled owned that house would be awesome to detect.). Seem to remember a post on here where someone just took their pinpointer under with them
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I was just reading that you're 6'5" Roger... so understandable... I on the other hand whilst not being a hobbit can probably get into the nooks and crannies :)
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Re: Should I detect under the house?
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2017, 20:22 »
answer is yes ;D  under the decking & round external doors are hot spots ;)
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Re: Should I detect under the house?
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2017, 20:30 »
Yep!
Take the Pin-pointer and take your time.
If your detector can be dismantled (wireless is best for this) may be ok, but pipes and wires could be clustered about down there.
Let us all know how it goes.
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Re: Should I detect under the house?
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2017, 21:13 »
So I think thats a yes.  I might give it a week or two for the temperature to drop so the funellies start hibernating.  Our record one morning in the pool was 13 and had several close encounters inside and around the house. 🕷 🕸
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Re: Should I detect under the house?
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2017, 21:19 »
For peace of mind, it might be worth letting off a couple of insecticide bombs a couple of hours before getting under there 😆
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Re: Should I detect under the house?
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2017, 21:26 »
For peace of mind, it might be worth letting off a couple of insecticide bombs a couple of hours before getting under there 😆
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Good idea.. but Ill need something strong. Last time I tried spraying a large 7 cm male with mortein it just made it angry...   
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Re: Should I detect under the house?
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2017, 07:55 »
It can definately be worth while doing under buildings , i have a couple that i do every year for moderns , yes with my pin pointer as not enough room to wave a detector , it can be a bit harsh on the neck & back though . I use a head light & a beanie to protect my head from hitting the floor . I have not come across any thing bad yet but do get caught up in lots of cob webs :) . I got 14 pre decs under one small shop , also i good spot for finding old bottles ;) One has to be vigilent on what might be under though so take care , Gazza .
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