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#2893 08/05/07 10:20 AM
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Who believes in dowsing?
I've been reading about dowsing and find that most people can actually do it. I'm having leak issues with my pond so I thought I'd try and find the source of the leak by dowsing for a water source.
My pond is drained and I'm capping, what I thought was the water source, with heavy stream bed blue/gray clay.
Using the dowser rods this morning, I find I acutally have an underground stream going under the pond. Off of the stream line about 6 feet. I found the source of my leak with the rods crossing at a slight depression that looked wet. This must be the area that the excavator originally broke into and filled the pond with water, when it was first dug last year. I plunged a stick into the area and it went in about two feet of very soft clay/sand mud.

Question: Should I dig out the mud and fill it with stream clay or just keep stuffing the hole with clay until it is soild? I also have some bentonite on hand.

Dowsing? I'm a believer!

#2894 08/05/07 12:19 PM
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scruffy, after my recent experience i'm definitely on the fence. if you havent already check out this witchin thread

results of my most recent witchin adventures are on this thread 6k pisser


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#2895 08/06/07 04:52 AM
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Dave,
Ive always thought dowsing was possible for some people, but my early experience with a forked stick yielded no results for me. This was some years ago after building a house in CT.
During the construction we needed a well for a water supply. I tried to dowse for a location but came up with nothing. Lucky to have a cousin that is a water well driller, I contacted him and he dowsed the property. He was able to find a water source that would yield over ten gallons a minute, so he said. Building in a town with very strict zoning the zoning officer dictated where the well was to be placed. He chooses a site that was closer to the building and insisted that the well be placed where he said. Over 600 feet later the well yield was 1.5 gallons a minute, just enough to satisfy zoning. Had we moved the well about 40 feet we would have had a better supply in an area where well yields were not productive.
After reading about dowsing on the web, I thought Id try it with the rods, and for me it seemed to do the trick. It has given me more confidence that my leaking pond problem can be solved.


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