Standard locating methods won’t work.
Non-metallic pipes cannot be detected using the standard locating methods or sweep search because they don’t give off a detectable signal. Therefore you will need to thread an accessory into the utility to trace its location.
Easily detect non-metallic utilities.
In order to apply a signal to the utility so it can be located you will need to use a trace rod. A trace rod is a flexible rod, ideal for threading down small diameter pipes. You can apply a signal to the length of the rod in order to trace the utility or just apply a signal to the tip to help locate a drain blockage.
Why should I use this method?
- To locate and trace small diameter pipes.
- To locate blockages or collapses in drains.
- Ideal for tracing the path of a pipe or drain.
- To estimate the depth of a pipe, when used in conjunction with a depth measuring locator.
- Ideal for locating or tracing non-metallic pipes which will not show up using standard detection methods.