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The oil man

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Should have listened to Gary..
« on: February 02, 2023, 08:57 pm »
Evening fellow diggers..

A couple of times I've heard Gary say about not leaving your detector in in cold damp conditions e.g car or garage etc.      ( common sense really).
Anyway after retiring the  Vista Smart from main service it's been residing in my car so I've always got a spare just in case .

Anyway this was to my peril earlier when a friend asked me to come and help clear some ground of nails and only having the Smart on board i switched it on to a constant tone  ???.

I couldn't get any joy so had to call it off for another day and returned home and after fiddling popped it in the airing cupboard in the hope this might dry out any moisture .

I'm hoping I've got away with it as within a couple of hours I've switched and all seems back to normal 🤞 pheeew..

In the back of my mind i knew it wasn't a good idea but i should of listened.


Lesson learnt..

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Re: Should have listened to Gary..
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2023, 10:46 pm »
Thanks for sharing that Oilee. Glad it came back for you. Plus I also learned what an "airing cupboard" was. Great idea! I could use one of those quite often!

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Re: Should have listened to Gary..
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2023, 09:00 pm »
You live  and learn Lodgey  ;D   :)
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Re: Should have listened to Gary..
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2023, 12:14 am »
Thanks for sharing that Oilee. Glad it came back for you. Plus I also learned what an "airing cupboard" was. Great idea! I could use one of those quite often!

Blimey Lodge, don't you have those over there? :o

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Re: Should have listened to Gary..
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2023, 12:53 am »
They certainly aren't common Mayhem.....at least not here in New England. Everyone has a linen closet in their bathrooms for towels etc., but it's just storage. There is no heating or air circulation in them.

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Re: Should have listened to Gary..
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2023, 04:37 pm »
At the very least remove batteries if storing, you can always put the detector in a plastic bag, use hoover to remove most air then seal it up, damp should never be a problem.

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Re: Should have listened to Gary..
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2023, 05:57 am »
At the very least remove batteries if storing, you can always put the detector in a plastic bag, use hoover to remove most air then seal it up, damp should never be a problem.

A bag with a couple of packets of silica gel should do the trick nicely.
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Re: Should have listened to Gary..
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2023, 06:11 am »
That's a good idea Boots 🤔👍
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Re: Should have listened to Gary..
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2023, 04:36 am »
That's a good idea Boots 🤔👍

As I like to say, “great minds think alike, mediocre ones just land on the right track.”
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