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garrett p/p

Post by veryoldshep » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:07 pm

Hi folks , this is a basic Q, does the Garrett p/p sound/vibrate all the time when down a hole or does field soil conditions make a differance, mine seems to go off at the slightest pressure, its pure guess work .The main Q. is , IS it bugg**d. or just me..Keep swingin ..


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Re: garrett p/p

Post by jcmaloney » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:34 pm

You can "de sensitise" them by turning them on close to a coin/metal item.
If you are pushing the "nose" against the side of the hole it will false as you are creating a change on the electro magnetic environment surrounding the coil.

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Re: garrett p/p

Post by stargazer » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:05 pm

"Slightest pressure" ? As jcmaloney correctly says, they false if you put any pressure on them.

I have had my Garrett now for almost 8 years. Still works great. It is a very sensitive piece of kit and overly expensive IMHO.

Not saying you do it, but I have seen lots of people using them to dig into the dirt to get closer to the target. They then get clogged up with mud and then wonder why they don't work anymore.

Having said that, with all 'electric' things there are always faults occur.
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Post by Easylife » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:44 pm

Maybe worth reading the instructions again. Whilst it's going off, each press of the button will desensitise it to the target.
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Post by oldartefact » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:55 pm

Yes try desensitising... but if still in warranty ... your supplier should be happy to give it the once over for you.
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Re: garrett p/p

Post by Koala » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:15 pm

Does it sound off in every hole.


Your not coming down on a Mouldboard or corrugated iron roof ?

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Post by veryoldshep » Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:53 pm

Thank you jc, will try that one, sounds like you had the same problem , And as for old artifact you made me giggle , tiz not mines am coming down from. take cover .wheeee oooo look a tin roof.....
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Re: garrett p/p

Post by oldartefact » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:06 pm

veryoldshep wrote:
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:53 pm
Thank you jc, will try that one, sounds like you had the same problem , And as for old artifact you made me giggle , tiz not mines am coming down from. take cover .wheeee oooo look a tin roof.....
Not sure which part of desensitising tickled your fancy :)) :)) :)) but the rest of your message needs decyphering!!! B-) B-) B-) :-/
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