Dowsing Rod.




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So you are stuck in a desert. No water for miles. Are you worried about death? no, you have your dowsing rods to guide you to your own underground oasis.* Oh yeah, these can fit into pockets pretty easily, So give me your vote for the contest!! or at least rate it so i know how i did :).

thin brass rod (app 6mm)
1/2 cpvc or pvc pipe
The gift ;)

  • don't try this you will probably die

Step 1: The Rod

Take your rod and cut it into two 1ft sections. Carefully, bend the rod to a 90 degree angle at the 8.5 inch mark.

Step 2: Piping

Get a 3 inch section of pipe (pvc, or cpvc). sand the ends of it to make it smoother. Now set them aside.

Step 3: Taping.

Wrap a length of tape evenly around the short end. Its diameter should fill and fit the pipe closely. Width isnt that important (i used half a width of duct tape). Put some lubricant onto the tape. Anything will do, i used hand lotion :). Now on the end below the pipe, wrap tape to make it so that the pipe wont slip off. (for safety you can wrap on the other end so you dont stab people)

If this was too wordy, pm me and ill try to clarify.

Step 4: Rinse & Repeat

Repeat those steps to make your second dowsing rod.

Step 5: Use

Okay, no pics as of yet. Basically you want to loosely hold them in your hands in front of you, and walk around. If their is water underneath, they should cross. Their is some skill as to how you hold them, for some people they get it right away, others it may take a bit to understand. I hope you found my instructable of use. I'll try to get some better photos if i get a better camera :). *

*to the Mods: i got a new comp, so my account works now :)



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    14 Discussions


    3 years ago

    If you pay attention, you will notice that everybody dies


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Doubt it works, but I guess it's the effort that counts, right? This seems familiar - didn't Kiteman do one like this?

    5 replies

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I did, but I didn't provide such detailed steps to wasting your time...

    I was about to launch into a vitriolic anti-woowoo tirade, then I saw your footnote in the introduction ;-)


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    @ bran They actually work okayish. i detected pipelines at my school


    11 years ago on Introduction

    it's neat to see something like this..the guy who drilled my well showed me how to dowse using two welding rods . ive used coat hangers and it works... i've showed people how to do this and it works for them too. when you get the two rods come together you can get another person to pull them apart and they come together.i really don't have an answer for this phenominum. the only thing i haven't figured out is how deep is the h2o is. we got h2o at the 80 ft level. i suppose if you driull deep enough you will find water. BUT what causes the two rods to come together , always in the same spots?anywone have a theory ?


    Glad to see you imputed something that inferred that there's very little chance this thing will help you. There's a lot of voodoo-type stuff that I wish actually worked, but the fact of the matter is that people don't really know what is happening. People use this to allegedly find water, ghosts, civilization, you name it.

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    vanpaunErik Lindemann

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    i think it works on what you subconsciously pick up without realizing it oh yeah and Vote for me!