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Lonannuniel 06-22-2011 11:23 PM

Nails in the grass
 
Hey guys. We are in the process of tearing down the old fence, and putting in a new one. We have discovered quite a few loose nails on the ground around the posts, and I'm a bit worried about nails being elsewhere in the grass. does anyone have any tips on finding nails ( or other metal scraps) in longish grass?

Thanks!

Golden Horse 06-22-2011 11:31 PM

Go to a place like Princess Auto and buy a long handled mechanics magnet, then you can just sweep the area and it will pick the nails up.

OK, maybe not mechanics. one like this

http://www.magnetsource.com/Consumer...ickUp_Pal.html

waresbear 06-22-2011 11:35 PM

That industrial magnet from Princess Auto works very well. It actually picked up some old screws that were partially covered in soil.

jclarke 07-18-2011 05:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Golden Horse (Post 1073682)
Go to a place like Princess Auto and buy a long handled mechanics magnet, then you can just sweep the area and it will pick the nails up.

OK, maybe not mechanics. one like this

Pick-Up Magnets - Master Magnetics, Inc.

I agree with you, I think it is best way.

mysticalhorse 07-18-2011 09:21 AM

Tsc has a rolling magnetic bar. We have one for that reason. There were lots of nails in an area where the horses are.....I also go over it after it rains too.
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KatieQ 07-19-2011 09:52 AM

We use a magnet out of an old set of speakers- it is very powerful. It is a round, flat disc. If you put it in a thin bucket (like an ice cream bucket) You can sweep the area and all the nails will stick to the bottom of the bucket. Then you just lift out the magnet and the nails fall off. You don't have to pull them all off the magnet.

Alwaysbehind 07-19-2011 09:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mysticalhorse (Post 1100939)
Tsc has a rolling magnetic bar.

I have this one and it works really well.

Golden Horse 07-19-2011 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KatieQ (Post 1102588)
We use a magnet out of an old set of speakers- it is very powerful. It is a round, flat disc. If you put it in a thin bucket (like an ice cream bucket) You can sweep the area and all the nails will stick to the bottom of the bucket. Then you just lift out the magnet and the nails fall off. You don't have to pull them all off the magnet.


Another post that deserves the thumbs up, what a brilliant idea, thanks for sharing.


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