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    Pyoung1s Guest

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    TP0629

    Go get it while it's fresh!

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    Well done! It's always a good feeling to find one after so many DNF logs. :cheers:

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    Well done on finding this one! Would be interested to know what tools or
    particular techniques you used... I see from the photos that you had a
    long-bladed screwdriver for probing the ground; was it just a matter of
    using this with dogged persistence? hmy:

    I've sometimes wondered if a metal detector would help with some
    of the more elusive surface blocks - anyone ever tried this? ... or maybe
    a JCB :

    Regards
    Ted

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    Quote Originally Posted by ted View Post
    ... I see from the photos that you had a
    long-bladed screwdriver for probing the ground...
    I use a 10" cabinet maker's screwdriver too.

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    Quite right Ted, the screwdriver is my dibber! However I first go in with a GPS. I use either my Oregon 550T or Dakota 20. Allowing for OS conversion and reception errors I'll investigate a reasonable area around ground zero and in the case of TP0629 the Berntsen was only 1 metre off as dibbing picked it out in no time! You'll have noticed the find was at night and I have some pretty good lights at my disposal, best of which is my Led Lenser T7.

    If I've got OS diagrams I've been known to break out the tape measure. A hi-vis jacket and a cheery smile followed by a sincere thank you and I've never had a problem from a delayed motorist encountering my tape measure extended across the road!

    I've got a security wand as part of my arsenal of equipment which has shown its effectiveness in the past. That reminds me I must get it back from my son who borrowed it to check a wall prior to putting up shelves!

    I use my GPS to guide me onto all my TP finds (up 'til the point when I can see it, in the case of pillars!) then with the more difficult to find TPs it's down to perseverance with a touch of luck! My success rate is improving. I guess Iím getting better at interpreting what the dibber is telling me!

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    ted Guest

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    > I've got a security wand as part of my arsenal of equipment which has shown its
    > effectiveness in the past

    Thats a possibility that hadn't occurred to me. How close would you need to
    get to, say, a 1" dia bolt in a concrete block just below the ground before getting
    s signal?

    FWIW my surface block kit comprises print-outs of the OS sketch, TP:UK photos/
    descriptions if available, tape measure, long-bladed screwdriver and a trowel.
    Depending on expected conditions I might also take secateurs, gardening gloves,
    sometimes a GPS although the OS sketch is usually a better starting point.

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