Re: [gardeners] more to come...

Jill Fyffe (
Wed, 22 Sep 1999 14:26:28 -0400

> wire clothes hangers.  Shape 2 wires into L's with the long side of the L
> about a foot long.  Hold the wires with the short sides in your hands
> loosely--long side pointed straight in front.  Walk slowly across the area.
> The wires will move together and perhaps even cross above the line.  Water
> lines are harder than electric lines to find this way but it does work.
> Something to do with magnetic field or static electricity or something.
> Honest-----I didn't believe it either when the electrician showed me.  Now I
> do pretty well at finding them.
Hi Martha,

My son-in-law uses them to find his tile drains in the fields.  Just 
matter of factly gets the wires and away he goes, if there is water 
running in it they will usually cross.

Zone 5 (in a good year)
Peterborough, ON, Canada