Pay attention to the methods of pipe and cable locating. The first one is active locating. Here, a transmitter is used to impose the circulation of an electric current on the pipe or cable, whereas the receiver helps detect the field created by the current. The second method is passive locating. It does not require a transmitter as the receiver detects a field created by the current that is already circulating on the cable.

In addition to choosing a good utility locator, it is crucial to know about the utility locating methods.

There are three basic ways to apply a signal to the utility:

  • the conductive mode (by connecting directly to the conductor with clips and a ground stake)
  • the inductive clamp mode (by using a coupler or clamp to clamp around the conductor)
  • the inductive mode (by setting the transmitter or inductive antenna over the conductor).

Prime Buy offers a wide range of products, versatile tools for locating utilities underground, including fiber optic lines, gas lines, power lines, streetlight wiring, water lines, and more. Feel free to choose the one that meets your needs. You can rest assured that you will get high-quality products designed to serve you for many years. Please read the manufacturer’s instructions prior to using any device.

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