L-Rod - One Handed - Lesson Two
by Joe Smith
We were looking for the yes/no answers and a target that you couldn't walk directly to. Hope you managed all of that .
Now lets talk about water veins. There are water veins almost every where. These are the ones that run under ground. The reason you look for water veins is not because you want to drill a well but merely it is the easiest thing to learn to dowse. Why , you ask? Well, water running under the ground creates an electric signal that is easy to find.
Later we will try other targets but for now lets go outside while the weather is still warm. If you took the bobber lessons you will remember the scanning method while standing in one spot. OK the L rod is real easy to do that.
With your rod pointed directly in front of you while you turn slowly asking for a water vein that would produce say 500 gpm. I know that is awful high ,but do it any way. Now if you don't find one, drop to a vein that will produce 100 gpm( gallons per minute), If you still can't get a response then drop to say 20 gpm, or lower. This is to show you, you can be selective in your questions.
When you pass a vein on your circle the L rod will want to stay pointed at the direction of the vein. So reverse your turning and watch it swing back the other way. What it amounts to is it will lock on the target ( if you do it right) and try to remain pointed at it as you turn around. .
Now that you have found a direction, walk toward it and ask for the edge of the water vein that will produce the agreed amount that you ended up with. When you reach the edge of the vein the rod will turn to the left if you are right handed. Mark the vein with a stick or something and ask for the center of flow, which may not be the center of the vein. More on that later. Mark the spot and then look for the other side and mark it. To mark things in the field you can use engineer flags or little rocks wrapped in foil. Any thing that is handy.
Ok you found the vein, now go out away from the other side and walk back toward your marks and see if the rod turns in the same spots for the edges and the middle. One thing is that you don't want to go out and find some one a water vein to drill a well. You are not ready for that . If you have that desire to become good enough to do that you need to find some dowser that has a track record to work with. I'm pushing you a little because I'm leaving Monday and would like to finish this before I go.
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