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FAQ: How do I use a metal detector to find property pins/markers?

FAQ: How do I use a metal detector to find property pins/markers?

A metal detector can be an effective means of finding property markers and is usually MUCH cheaper than hiring a professional location company to come out and find the pins.

Property markers are commonly used in most municipalities to mark the legal boundaries of a platted property. They are metal pins that will typically be found at every corner of your property and any point on your property where the line changes direction (i.e. if you have sharp angle turn on your property line, there will likely be a marker placed where the new line direction starts).  The markers will usually have a colored plastic cap with a number on it and are typically only 6-10 inches deep.  Although this can vary depending on time and the amount of topsoil that was placed on the property after the pin was placed....

FAQ: How do I factory reset my Garrett AT Max Metal Detector?

FAQ: How do I factory reset my Garrett AT Max Metal Detector?

Doing a factory reset on your Garrett AT Max is pretty simple.  

While the metal detector is off, hold down the power button for approximately 5 seconds until you hear two, fast beeps.

Why would you need to factory reset your Garrett AT Max?

Sometimes a metal detector will act erratic for no apparent reason.  The first step in troubleshooting any metal detector is to return it to the factory settings to see if this helps.  If this doesn't do the trick for your metal detector, it is a good idea to make sure the coil is in good condition.  If you have another coil lying around or know someone who does, it is not a bad idea to try another coil to see if that is the problem....

FAQ: Can you replace the batteries on a Minelab Equinox Metal Detector? - YES!

FAQ: Can you replace the batteries on a Minelab Equinox Metal Detector? - YES!

Yes!  You can replace the rechargeable batteries in your Minelab Equinox Metal Detector!

I know I kind of gave away the answer to this FAQ in the heading but there is more to it than that.  For years, when a customer had a battery issue with their Minelab Equinox 600 or Equinox 800 metal detectors, the response was to contact the manufacturer.  When your metal detector is under warranty, this is sometimes the smarter route.  With Minelab's 3-year warranty, any issues during that period are typically, and usually promptly, taken care of.  But, what if your metal detector is out of its warranty period?

Sure, Minelab's support definitely extends beyond 3 years.  But, repairs after the warranty ends will often incur a charge.  Plus, there is that valuable detecting time that you might miss by having to ship your detector off for repair.  Now, that has all changed....

FAQ:  What is the best pinpointer for metal detecting and why?

FAQ: What is the best pinpointer for metal detecting and why?

"While I think my opinion is important, I have to consider what the masses say. And the fact is, there is one pinpointer that sells 10-1 over the rest and for good reason."

For anyone new to metal detecting, I cannot stress enough how important a pinpointer is in the sport.  In a previous post titled, "Why a Pinpointer is Such a Crucial Part of Your Metal Detecting Gear", I discuss why the tool is so important to the hobby of metal detecting.  So, I won't get into that as much here.  This article's purpose is to lay out all of the pros and cons of the various pinpointers out there and why one stands out above the rest...