Have you lost a ring? Engagement, wedding, anniversary ring or sentimental? Thinking of trying to use a metal detector to find it?
I lost my wedding ring and took a metal detector to help me find. A few months later, after hearing the story of my success in finding the ring, my uncle asked me to come and for her wedding ring. He had lost 10 years ago during the construction of a retaining wall under a small bridge of his house.
After my firstTest 4 days looking for my ring, I was a bit 'worried about the prospect of finding her ring, but at least it was not underwater, like mine was, most had a good idea of where it should have. So he rented a metal detector, coincidentally the same as I used to find me, and a beautiful Sunday morning I went over to start digging. We broke the shovel, a wheelbarrow, a bucket and coffee.
He showed me the area, about 20 square meters, and we believe that thewas at a depth of one foot or two in the front. I pulled my own ring and put it on the ground for a sense of what a good strong blow would sound like metal detectors to the speaker and then I started working in the field to get there.
In less than five minutes I got a good strong shot and sure enough, there was her ring! We spent more time pulling out the tools that actually spent looking for the ring. After 10 years in the mud returned to his ring finger and was now 2 for 2find lost wedding rings.
Yes, with all this in mind, here are my tips for beginners to find a lost ring with a metal detector.
A good metal detector. Nothing super, but it needs to set the discriminator settings for rings and coins. Set of rings, are much more sensitive to heavy metals such as gold.
A plastic spatula good (small shovel). plastic ones are best for this job because they will not interfere with the metal detector.
Adecent plastic bucket, with no metal handle. Again, do not interfere with the metal detector.
A gold ring and some coins. - I know this may sound stupid, but if you read my section techniques will make more sense.
Shoes without steel spikes and steel rods. If you wear steel toe work shoes or boots, they will interfere with the metal detector.
First, make sure you look around. If it is a park usually are allowed to do if youdamage to the lawn. This means that, like the golf course, you must put your divots (clippings pull up) back. If the path is on private property, make sure you have permission to enter and search.
If this is the first time with a metal detector, to ask for some help from the store where you rent or buy and / or read the manual. If you are looking for a ring, make sure that the 'discriminator' to set the 'ring' to be set. This will help avoidgetting a lot of false signals from small pieces of metal like the old bubble gum wrappers.
Find a good deal 'of practice you can use the detector to move without getting a bunch of beeps. This may mean clearing things out, or you might get lucky and find a bright spot right away. Give yourself a few square meters up to the detector without finding anything.
Train your ear. Take a gold ring and put it on the floor, put a penny on the ground about 3 metersring. Remove the detector over them, and listen to the difference in tone. If the detector is set up correctly, you will hear a tone much stronger than the ring you the medal. Do this for a while '. You want a really good sense of the difference between a hard blow and only get a small beep.
Once you start actually looking for work in an orderly pattern. Outside of the area you want to search in a methodical way to work. There are many differentmodels can be used. One method that seems to work for me was to do the border first, and then work all around from left to right, front to back. However, the precise model is not as important as the fact that a use. You should know that when you really need a covered area.
If you have a tone and feel is worthy of digging, move the detector around from left to right and front to back until you have a good idea exactly where the goal is. Digitaldetectors (which I used), you will see a small indicator that will help you narrow in on. Once you've decided to dig, using the plastic spatula and bring a small area. Put dirt and grass in your bucket and check the area. This will help ensure that you have the voice. Do not start sifting through the bucket until you are sure that it becomes the target from the ground.
When you are sure that the target is above ground, with the detector on the bucketand see if it opens in the middle. If so, you know you can and there's something inside. Find the bucket until you find it and read the clean bucket (no beep) of the detector. If it was not what you want, get him off the road. Do not just throw that piece of foil or nickel back in the area of research (I learned this the hard way when I have 5 minutes to the goal that I have just had 5 minutes to find and then thrown in my area of research to find).
Afterhave dealt with each individual target, you have the dirt and sod back! Do not leave the park or garden looks like a minefield! It is up to you not to destroy or damage property.
Continue working until the search area under the entire area. From time to time, set your ring test and a penny on the ground and re-tuning the ear to hear the difference.
If you did not find a rental shop, or simply do not want to go, there are peoplewho do this as a sideline / hobby. Expect up to $ 50 to $ 100 to spend on someone who is trying to have a couple of hours. They are experts in this and a better chance of finding the object that has a beginning.