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Old 11-15-2006, 10:01 AM   #1
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Default Divining rods...anyone else use 'em?

This is just curiosity talking, since there are some guys outside the guard shack desparately trying to find a water main with an electronic gizmo. I keep thinking that I could have found it 15 minutes ago with the set of copper divining rods my dad made me a few years ago.

I used to think they were a bunch of hooey, but after Dad made me a set, he took me out in the middle of the yard at the college he worked at (where he'* partially responsible for their water treatment plant). When they crossed without me having moved them, I asked Dad what that meant. He said I was literally inches from the water main. Since then, I've taken them to random friends' houses and found water mains, inlet pipes, etc...all to the surprise of both me and the people watching me.

I'm told these don't work for everyone, and I'm just wondering...has anyone else tried using divining rods? If so, have they worked for you?
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They rock. Like you..I didn't believe until the old guy brought them over and worked his magic.

Although..I thought they were steel?
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Mine are copper and seem to work pretty well. I'm told they're supposed to be a nonmagnetic metal so that magnetic waves don't interfere with them.
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I've used them successfully and my father has used the all his life. Despite the "wierdness" of the concept, it really does work. My father locates clean water souces and accurately locates well water sources, defining flow rate, optimal well depth, etc.

Many other uses for the attuned also. This is not magic, but it works.

You can also define the patterns of magnetic waves on a piece of property...

I've seen them made of copper, brass, and steel .
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what...is that?
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Lash...awesome. I hadn't known about using them to detect magnetic waves. That hadn't dawned on me for some reason.

wjcollier, they're L-shaped metal rods that are held straight out loosely in front of you. When you walk across water, they're supposed to cross. I'm told they work for some people and not for others.
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anyone got a pic?
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Actually..as old guy was explaining it to me.. he mentioned, they cross because of the magnetism of the water or pipes etc.
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anyone got a pic?
http://www.gold-net.com.au/archivema.../divinings.jpg
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what...is that?
Google is your friend. Also called "dowsing".

http://diviningmind.com/volvoline.html#rod

And wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dowsing

Lots of skepticism, probably rightfully, but I've seen it work many times, so there you have it.
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