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    privy digging probe

    Hey everyone looking to buy a 5 foot privy probe anyone know where to buy one, my house is from 1835 would really like to find the privy on the property. Thanks !

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Black Swamp of northwest Ohio
    Not sure where you could buy one. You can make one fairly simple if you have the tools. Go to a car wrecking yard and ask for a trunk lid tension rod off of an older car. Thread the one end for a handle and round the other end for the probe tip. Good luck finding your privy!

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    Senior Member Bottle Master
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    I buy them from these folks:

    They are utility probes but work very well, especially if you have fairly compact top soil. I've used 1 probe for 6 years now, though I recently bought a backup as my original is getting a little thin (I use the 3/8" hex rod). They have replaceable tips.

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    Senior Member Bottle Finder
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Try "Agri Drain Corp". $38 for a 5'. I've used them for years, they are stainless rather than spring, but they're good.


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