How do I find buried plastic pipes?

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      MasterPlumbers
      Keymaster

      I think this is a longshot but is there a tool that will help me find buried plastic pipes? I’ve bought a large property with 2 septic tanks and I need to find where the pipes run between the house and the tanks. I’ve started digging but I think it will take forever.

    • #299928
      John Aldrich1

      Newbie Bob, call a septic system maintenance service in your area, and ask if they have electronic pipe locating capabilities. That is the surest solution to the buried pipe location problem, but an alternative approach would be to fabricate “L-rods” and try the “pipe dosing” method.

      John Aldrich (Septic Tank Yank)
      Septic System Consultant
      Timnath, Colorado

    • #299929
      SylvanLMP


      In reply to message posted by Newbie Bob:
      I think this is a longshot but is there a tool that will help me find buried plastic pipes? I’ve bought a large property with 2 septic tanks and I need to find where the pipes run between the house and the tanks. I’ve started digging but I think it will take forever.


      1-How about renting an electric snake or pushing a steel cable into this pipe then BUY or rent a CHEAP metal detector and then follow the beeping noise HUH?

      2- How about reading http://www.masterplumbers.com/plumbviews/2000/pipe_locators.html

      By the way you asked this same question in others places

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