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TAZMAN1972

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About TAZMAN1972

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  • Birthday 12/08/1972

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    Lincoln, CA.
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    Prospecting in general but, specifically metal detecting and sniping are my favorites. Love to fish too.
  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Lincoln, CA.
  • Interests
    Prospecting in general but, specifically metal detecting and sniping are my favorites. Love to fish too.
  1. yeah i could try that keyboard cleaner that evaporates quickly. I'll suggest that to him. Funny thing, the button still works but he has to push it about 5-20 times to get it to work. Thx TAZ
  2. Chris, My buddy called them and asked if he could buy the switch, they said no. He didnt ask for the p/n: though. They may be willing to give that?? I'm not gonna lay any bets either way on that one. We'll definitly ask though. Thx TAZ
  3. Robert, Thanks for finding this. I'll have to take a closer look at the specs though. In some (most) ways I am electrically retarded (oops not PC) but I think that the gpx 5000 switch is not true "momentary" which by definition would mean that the switch "switches" only as long as you hold it, then when you release, the switch goes back to its' "normal" state which is normally closed or normally open depending on which switch you buy. I was able to talk my buddy into sending his into minelab, I will let him borrow my spare gp3000 while it is in the shop. He hasnt sent it yet so if I can find the correct switch I will probably fix it for him. Thanks for taking the time to find this. TAZ
  4. I bought a pair of these a month or 2 back for $89 at REI online. They are waterproof mid high and have a wide toe box so they fit wide feet nicely. I dont really need waterproof but this feature also helps keep out dirt and rocks when i am digging monster holes. I have not hiked much more than a mile at a time in them so I can't comment on them being comfortable on longer hikes. My 2 cents! TAZ
  5. It is definitely out of warranty. I told him minelab would prob fix for free but he says he just cant live without it. I'll try to talk him into sending it. I was hoping someone had done this themselves and was able to find the correct type of switch for the 4000 or even better the switch on the 5000. If he wont send it in, I'll just go get him a toggle from radio shack or elec supplier. thx all. Taz
  6. Guys, Sorry if this is the wrong venue for this question but I need to get a quick solution. My buddy's GPX4000 power button is starting to crap out on him. He doesnt want to send it in to Minelab and be without it for weeks. Has anyone replaced the switch, either with a pushbutton or toggle, themselves? I just need to find a good switch to use. Would like to find one like the toggle on my 5000 but have not been able to (I described it to Mouser Elec. and they had never heard of such a switch). I know I can just put an on/off toggle on it but figured there was a good reason minelab didnt do that on the 5000. The 5000 has a push down on, push down off toggle which returns to center after actuation. Once I know what part to use I will have no problems installing it. Hope someone can help. Thanks, Taz On a side note: Really sucks to hear about the Latrobe field being closed
  7. It came with the detector I think it is called Unwrapping the GPX5000?
  8. Thanks guys, After you mentioned trying enhanced I thought about it more. the time before at this spot when i found the 5 small nuggets all about .2-.3 gram, I "thought" I was in Fine. After that I watched JP's video and realized, I was really in Enhance. So I said to my self I wonder what small stuff I was missing by not having it in Fine. So the next time I went I had my brain stuck on Fine and how much better it was on hot ground. etc etc. Yeah I need to not forget to experiment! I'll let you know what happens this weekend if I get out there. I'll blame JP's video for saying he has only been detecting in FINE since getting the 5000! Seeing him find all that small gold got me jacked up and ready to do the same! TAZ
  9. TAZMAN1972

    WANTED, HERMIT PICK

    Bunk, got it today! Sweet! The check is in the mail. TAZ
  10. Thanks guys. Another strange thing is that I had found 5 small nuggets in this same exact area two weeks prior with no problems after digging. Then it rained and now the problem with the disturbed dirt. Before digging each time i would swear there is a nice small target in the ground and would continue to hear it in the hole until the signal would disappear. Then I would run the coil over my pile even a small pile from a scrape and the entire pile sounds off. I would spread the dirt out as thin possible and sometimes it would quiet down but if the hole was any depth at all there was no way for me to spread it out thin enough to try to see if a small target was in the thinned out dirt. I do make a habit of balancing right next to my digs prior to, and during a dig from time to time and that did absolutely nothing. I would spread out the dirt and balance in one portion of it and then detect another portion, hoping to hear the target but never could. I have found coarse gold and know the area has some very hot spots. I would think that disturbing hot ground would disperse the mineralisation but in these cases it seems to make it worse? Remember also I did 1 or 2 digs on ground with no signal but after digging, the pile sounded off. I am just wondering if it is the wet dirt making more conductive or something? TAZ
  11. Hi all. I bought Grubstakes Uncles 5000 after Christmas and love it! On a side note I want to thank Grubstake and his Uncle. I bought my first Extreme from Grub and now the 5000 from his Uncle. They are good people! Now my problem: I have had this issue before with the extreme but was having it really bad recently with the 5000 in Fine Gold setting, and yes I am really in fine gold, I made the mistake once of putting it in ENHANCE on the front panel and fine gold in the menu (which = ENHANCE) anyway, I will go over a spot and hear what I think is a good signal and then dig it as usual. What I find is that all of my "spoils" sound off. So in other words almost all of my dug out dirt sounds off like crazy. I can balance it out but if the coil goes off the pile at all it then sounds off on the undug dirt. It seems to be worse when the dirt is damp but every so often it will do it in dry patches as well. I even dug dirt that didnt sound off until after it dug! I watched JP's 5000 video and saw the minelab guy run banded iron stone and the like over the coil in fine gold with no problems and no ground balancing required. as far as I could see. Am I asking too much of the detector or am i doing something wrong? Thanks, TAZ
  12. TAZMAN1972

    WANTED, HERMIT PICK

    You know it! I think the old timers would dig a test hole...find nothin...sit in it while drinking a beer or eating from a tin can...and then cover it up just to piss me off! I'd rather they had crapped in the hole. One of these times that deep hole will have something nice in it. Right?????? TAZ
  13. TAZMAN1972

    WANTED, HERMIT PICK

    oh yeah, I know, I have one. Bunk is gonna make me a 36" lg one!
  14. TAZMAN1972

    WANTED, HERMIT PICK

    Thanks Bunk, I will. I was looking at your website and noticed the shovel head looked flatter than the one i have(at least in the picture)but the ones you showed here look more like mine. Bill, I wasn't knocking you, I just wanted another one and thought you were the mfg/distributor for these based on old internet posts and I knew you didnt ship these. I love my pick so much i was willing to buy one that was broken! Thanks guys! TAZ
  15. Hi all. I'm looking for a Hermit pick. It's ok if it has cracks in the shovel head or a broken handle, I can fix that stuff. Let me know what you have and how much you want for it. There are 2 reasons I am looking for a used one. 1) I asked Bill Southern to ship one a few months back and was told he did not ship. 2) I already have one of my own which I love but it looks like the design of the shovel head has changed a bit??? and I'm not sure I like the looks of it????. If anyone has a new one (they will ship), especially with the 36" handle let me know. Thanks, TAZ
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