Is it too Wet to Detect?

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Is it too Wet to Detect?

Post by Dominic2708 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:11 pm

I was contemplating going out for a couple of hours tomorrow morning on my First Permission. It is only 2.5 acres which is attached to a 14th Century Coach House/Inn. We have had lots of rain today so i am wondering if the rain we have had will help or hinder Detecting



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Re: Is it too Wet to Detect?

Post by bazzerhut » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:15 pm

It hinders the leaden plodding, but it certainly helps with the detecting, because you'll get clearer and deeper signals than in the dry.

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Re: Is it too Wet to Detect?

Post by Dominic2708 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:18 pm

Thanks Bazz, I was not sure and thought it best to ask. Didnt want to go out for my first time only to find the rain would have made it a no go. Will wear my Wellies i think!!

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Re: Is it too Wet to Detect?

Post by bazzerhut » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:21 pm

Dominic2708 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:18 pm
Thanks Bazz, I was not sure and thought it best to ask. Didnt want to go out for my first time only to find the rain would have made it a no go. Will wear my Wellies i think!!

Good luck to you - remember, low and slow (although it's hard to do otherwise at the moment, with all that claggy mud clinging to boots and coil...).

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Re: Is it too Wet to Detect?

Post by Lowland » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:21 pm

Hi,as long as you don’t need a dinghy it’s game on ::g
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Re: Is it too Wet to Detect?

Post by WVAM » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:22 pm

Not a problem but think of it from the owners point of view. If you are going to leave muddy piles on a wet pasture it wouldn't look good - only you will know.
If you get there and after trying it turns out to be a problem let the owner know you are going to wait for dryer weather to avoid a mess - they'll thank you for that.

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Re: Is it too Wet to Detect?

Post by Dominic2708 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:23 pm

Thanks Low. Hopefully not. ::g

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Re: Is it too Wet to Detect?

Post by Dominic2708 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:25 pm

Thanks WV, i will definitely do that. He only uses the field for his Pub dog to have a run and said as long as i leave no holes its fine but will definitely chat to him if it is going to cause unnecessary damage to his land ::g

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Re: Is it too Wet to Detect?

Post by Lowland » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:25 pm

If a mess is an issue with soil on grass,take a feed bag or a compost one cut open so it’s flat
And put the dig out on there-no mess no fuss ::g
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Re: Is it too Wet to Detect?

Post by Keef the Frog » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:21 am

Lowland wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:25 pm
If a mess is an issue with soil on grass,take a feed bag or a compost one cut open so it’s flat
And put the dig out on there-no mess no fuss ::g
Other plastic bags are available, I use a pool salt bag :))

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Re: Is it too Wet to Detect?

Post by Lowland » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:06 am

Keef the Frog wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:21 am
Lowland wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:25 pm
If a mess is an issue with soil on grass,take a feed bag or a compost one cut open so it’s flat
And put the dig out on there-no mess no fuss ::g
Other plastic bags are available, I use a pool salt bag :))
:)) it’s a great way to leave no trace of your having been howking holes in a nice lawn ::g
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Re: Is it too Wet to Detect?

Post by andy1973 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:21 am

Lowland wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:06 am
Keef the Frog wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:21 am
Lowland wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:25 pm
If a mess is an issue with soil on grass,take a feed bag or a compost one cut open so it’s flat
And put the dig out on there-no mess no fuss ::g
Other plastic bags are available, I use a pool salt bag :))
:)) it’s a great way to leave no trace of your having been howking holes in a nice lawn ::g
What a fantastic idea !!! ive always been concerned about the sticky mud left from my holes.... one more item to add to the essential kit bag :D
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Re: Is it too Wet to Detect?

Post by Lowland » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:35 am

andy1973 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:21 am
Lowland wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:06 am
Keef the Frog wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:21 am


Other plastic bags are available, I use a pool salt bag :))
:)) it’s a great way to leave no trace of your having been howking holes in a nice lawn ::g
What a fantastic idea !!! ive always been concerned about the sticky mud left from my holes.... one more item to add to the essential kit bag :D
Simple ones are the best-I first heard it on here :D
Though we used to do similar when planting trees or whatever on a nice lawn ::g
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Re: Is it too Wet to Detect?

Post by Easylife » Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:21 am

I would only place soil on a mat/bag if digging holes on a tidy lawn, but is unnecessary in a field. I use a roofing underlay membrane off-cut. :D
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Re: Is it too Wet to Detect?

Post by Saffron » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:07 am

Stating what should be obvious metal detectors work by transmitting a signal, which (we all hope!) then hits a target and "bounces" back to be recieved by the coil. Wet ground is more conductive than dry so in wet ground conditions you will get more depth than in dry conditions so this can result in more finds.

So from the detecting "finds" view wet conditions are best. But if very wet returning the ground in good condition can be harder, but realistically for a normal pasture if sensible this is not a critical issue (as said above using a bag to put the soil on can help).

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Re: Is it too Wet to Detect?

Post by Lowland » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:28 am

Easylife wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:21 am
I would only place soil on a mat/bag if digging holes on a tidy lawn, but is unnecessary in a field. I use a roofing underlay membrane off-cut. :D
Not entirely easylife,I got a row of a horsey woman once for a trace of soilleft after filling in.
I quote “####% #*#*#*#€¥* end quote.
Perhaps she was having a bad day :D
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Re: Is it too Wet to Detect?

Post by Saffron » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:39 am

Lowland wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:28 am
Easylife wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:21 am
I would only place soil on a mat/bag if digging holes on a tidy lawn, but is unnecessary in a field. I use a roofing underlay membrane off-cut. :D
Not entirely easylife,I got a row of a horsey woman once for a trace of soilleft after filling in.
I quote “####% #*#*#*#€¥* end quote.
Perhaps she was having a bad day :D
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Re: Is it too Wet to Detect?

Post by Lowland » Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:47 am

Saffron wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:39 am
Lowland wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:28 am
Easylife wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:21 am
I would only place soil on a mat/bag if digging holes on a tidy lawn, but is unnecessary in a field. I use a roofing underlay membrane off-cut. :D
Not entirely easylife,I got a row of a horsey woman once for a trace of soilleft after filling in.
I quote “####% #*#*#*#€¥* end quote.
Perhaps she was having a bad day :D
Having horses you frequently have a lot of bad days B| B| B|

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:D I have the eldest nipper getting into horses and that’s bad enough :D
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Re: Is it too Wet to Detect?

Post by amphora » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:09 pm

Wet is good. Better guidance for the signals. Sometimes to good for which you have to turn down sensativity a bit.

Only thing you need to guard for is that you do not sink in mud and you do not have to be rescued. You would not be the first.

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Re: Is it too Wet to Detect?

Post by WVAM » Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:42 pm

Lowland wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:47 am

:D I have the eldest nipper getting into horses and that’s bad enough :D
=)) =)) =)) =)) =)) it goes like this. Nipper rides horse and spends all pocket money on horse and horse stuff. Nipper wants to go to horse show or horse event. Said horse needs a horse box as it's too far to walk - they seemed to manage it in Poldark. Said horse box needs a 4x4 to pull it around fields. So nipper wants a horse and dad gets a new car and empty pockets. And if you think that's where it stops ........
And let me know when you start doing the horsey chores.... downward and slippery slope mate ....downward and slippery! Now on my 3rd 4x4 and about to go to No.4 (we don't have the horse box anymore but the cars are great for shooting, fishing and detecting in distant fields ::g )
and you thought new detectors expensive =))

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