Jayray Posted February 27, 2008 Share Posted February 27, 2008 Has anyone every experienced very erratic behavior using the GP3500 in semi damp conditions (morning dew), hot ground and using other than a coil cover (i.e. chemical compound barrier)? I was recently detecting in very hot ground and morning dew and my detector was acting very erratic, on the border of thinking the coil was bad or the detector was fried. Now, with this being said, I recently used an adhesive (poly type) to cover the coil instead of using a coil cover and was wondering if that might have any thing to do with it as well??? Here's the punch line, I tried another coil on my detector and it worked just fine (so that ruled out the detector) as well as another detectorist tried my coil on his machine and it worked fine on his (ruling out the coil). So, could it just have been the combination of conditions of the hot ground, combined with the morning dew and the adhesive covering? Any suggestions or comments...Jason ;) (Some additional info: with the adhesive on the coil, the coil sits off the ground about 1/4 of an inch. After some peeling off of the adhesive, thinking that might be the cause, I found some air pockets in the compound itself.) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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