Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Storing Your Metal Detector For The Winter

At this time of year us poor unfortunate folk here in the East do not have the advantage of warm temperatures, so we eventually have to pack up our equipment for the long cold winter ahead.

Before your metal detector away, be sure to remove the batteries from your detector and pin pointer as well. It would also be a good idea to clean any dirt and dust on your detector, coil, shovels and pin pointer.
If you have a water metal detector that you use in the ocean, wash off your equipment with fresh water, this includes scoops. Remember salt water can be very corrosive and could damage your equipment. Do not store your detector in a cold damp basement or garage. 
Some people store them in the original box it came and I have also heard of some putting their detectors away in a gun style padded case which is a good idea.  Tractor Supply Co. has 52 inch long rifle cases for about $15.
Many of us spend more time on our computers during the winter months. This is an excellent time to do some online research about local sites for tips for the Spring. You may also want to check your local library or historical society. 

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