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« on: August 08, 2009, 11:38:35 am »
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Well things were going very well... I started at the outer edge working my way in... found what is in the picure below in about ten minutes... the my MD started acting strange... I actually had another dime.... I buried it and did some trouble shooting to find out I my batteries were very low..about dead... They were new.. but have been sitting in a drawer since I bought my house 5 years ago..... I had some rechargeables on there way which were in the mail when I got home.... Only if I had a phillips screw driver and three new 9V batteries it could of been a better day... I am not complaining as I did find something and I'll tell you my heart was pumping when my detectors tone starting whailing...... There will be a part two to this story as I will make it to the swings and jungle gym my next visit....  Wink

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2009, 12:26:18 pm »
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Cool! Bet ya can't wait to get back there! I 'm having a blast still working the schools and parks around me.  Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2009, 02:23:34 pm »
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Try some Ultralife 9V lithiums. They are expensive, but they really do last 5x longer than alkalines.

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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2009, 02:40:08 pm »
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I have been there.

I always try to make sure I got spare batteries.
I even have backup spare batteries. Once I had
a brand new pack of batteries with a good date.

They were bad right off tha rack!!

I have been at it long enough I have a spair of
just about every thing, including metal detectors.

I can see that you had the disc off. That is what
it takes for a lot of tha good stuff.

Let us know how round #2 turns out.

Happy Huntin,

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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2009, 03:52:33 pm »
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Try some Ultralife 9V lithiums. They are expensive, but they really do last 5x longer than alkalines.


In your experience, do they self discharge like NiMh batteries do?

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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2009, 06:33:45 pm »
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No, they hold their charge much longer than NiMh. In fact, they are rated to last 10 years in a smoke alarm. I paid $8 each for mine. I swear I dont work for them, I just like their product. Check out their web site.

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I also use the Energizer Ultimate lithium in my ACE 250. I have about 30 hours on them and the battery meter is still at full. Lithium batts are pretty amazing. I have R/C electric airplanes and helicoptors and thats where I discovered how superior lithiums are. They do make rechargeable lithiums also.

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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2009, 07:06:46 pm »
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Well done! I'm looking forward to seeing your future finds when you get back.

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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2009, 08:31:35 pm »
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Thanks for the encouragement... I really thought I was going to get some laughs at my finds... and if you were a bird in a tree or an ant on the park bench it probably would of looked funny in my trouble shooting stage.... losing a dime... because my batteries were dead.... I know where it is though and I am going to get it.... I know it's only a dime.... it's the thrill of the game and I am not going to let it kick my butt...... Wink  I was sure that GoldDigging1950 was going to clown on me... =)  Now I know how tabdog got his name... there must be thousands of ToT lots filled with soda can tabs.. and I know he likes his ToT lots.. I have seen the news article... Really thanks to you guys and your tips.... I don't know if I would of had a clue where to start when I got there.... Paul.. tahnks for the battery tip.. I did get my new rechargeables as these are actually not to be replaced normally as not to break the water tight integrity... but I will carry same of those 9V lithium batts in my glove compartment.. not to mention a phillips head screw driver to instal them... =)

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No, they hold their charge much longer than NiMh. In fact, they are rated to last 10 years in a smoke alarm. I paid $8 each for mine. I swear I dont work for them, I just like their product. Check out their web site.

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I also use the Energizer Ultimate lithium in my ACE 250. I have about 30 hours on them and the battery meter is still at full. Lithium batts are pretty amazing. I have R/C electric airplanes and helicoptors and thats where I discovered how superior lithiums are. They do make rechargeable lithiums also.

I will get off my high horse now  Rider  Smiley


I will be looking for the rechargeable batteries. They have to be true 9v and not that 8.4v stuff.

Thanks for the link.

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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2009, 09:11:38 am »
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Hay Keith,

You said;

 "I don't know if I would of had a clue where to start when I got there...."

If it looks like tha rug rats are going to invade at any time, I start around
the playground equipment. That is where most stuff is. But if I have plenty
of time, I start on the out side. I go around the edge, then work my way in
until I encounter playground equipment, then I get there and the spaces in
between. I do that til it is all cleaned up.

By using no discrimination, you not only get more goodies, you are performing
a service to the public by cleaning dangerous items from where the children
play.

To me, it is old hat.

And I still love to do it,

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