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#1

Goldpick
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From: Mount Gambier
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22 July 2014 02:43 am

My shed has started to resemble a war zone as of late, so I thought it would be a good idea to sort all my detecting equipment out vs just piling everything in the one spot. A lot of the cables and plugs are prone to damage, and can be costly to repair (cheaper to buy another coil in some instances), so storing things properly makes good sense.

I ended up purchasing a couple of these cheap shelving units from Ikea recently, great for storing coils and assorted detecting gear, plus mesh bottoms prevent dust and assorted gunk building up on the shelves (please Ignore the mess in the background). big_smile

Also it may pay to buy some coil plug caps to protect the pins from damage or dirt ingress. These particular ones are for Garrett detectors (Infinium, at pro/gold), but I believe you can also get them for some Minelab detectors as well, most likely for their PI detectors. Some of my plugs certainly look like they need a bit of a cleanup. smile

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Prospecting gear: Used - Whites GM3, GM2, GMT, ML XT17000, ML X-Terra 305, Garrett Gold Stinger, Tesoro Vaquero, Nokta RS pinpointer, Minelab Explorer SE Pro/Etrac, Ace 250
Current - XP Deus, Equinox 600, Makro Racer 2, Fisher F75, Tesoro Tejon, Teknetics G2, Whites SPP, Garrett Infinium, XP MI-6, Whites Bullseye TRX, Deteknix X-pointer, Garrett AT Pointer

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Martin
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From: , NSW
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22 July 2014 05:47 am

Might of been worth getting a couple of metal storage cabinets that are closed in to protect everything from the elements.


Gear: Minelab CTX 3030 and PRO-FIND 25 Pinpointer
www.mineralcollectiononline.com - My Minerals, Fossils and Collectables website

#3

loamer
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Joined: 20 July 2013
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22 July 2014 09:20 am

Good post -for coil lead end covers I posted something about a year ago - round rubber chair protectors. Buy them in packs (Masters etc) , really cheap and they fit nicely over the end of the coil - also stops the annoying rattling noise.

Last edited by loamer (22 July 2014 09:24 am)

#4

Coyote
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From: Goolwa Beach, SA
Joined: 04 October 2013
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22 July 2014 01:05 pm

I have been thinking about shelving for my shed. I have been busy insulating and lining it for months now (Frequent flier points are paying for it) and have thought about building some shelve for my home brew and other stuff I have just stacked up. After thinking about it I may just buy 2 shelving units from Bunnings and suround with chip board and swing a couple of doors off to keep dust out.

Mmmmm man cave smile


Minelab SDC2300, Xterra 705 Dual and propointer, V1 home made Sluice, sieves and some pots n pans.

#5

Redfin
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22 July 2014 02:21 pm

At over $6k a pop mine ours live under the bed , each in a padded carry bag, with compartments from leads, batteries etc.
Rubber plug covers at Bunnings or Clark Rubber. 13mm @ about 55 cents each.
Using the molle system you can add pouches, bags, coil covers etc.

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Det used - Whites 6000D, ML SD2000, ML SD 2001, ML SD 2200D, Garrett Infinium. Minelab SDC 2300.Minelab GPX 4500. Minelab GPX 5000.
Minelab GPZ 7000. --------------------Current Det - Garrett ASD Groundhog. . .Minelab GPX 6000

#6

Wolfau
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22 July 2014 03:33 pm

I hear you Goldpick. I have gear all over the place in one of the spare rooms.

Just need to finalise what will work for me and sell off what I don't need.

#7

cabwoody
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25 July 2014 01:18 pm

Hi all....I was looking for a locker style cupboard at Bunnings/Masters to keep all my gear in one place.The guy boarding with our next door neighbours works for a company that does shop rip-outs and fit-outs so I asked him to keep an eye out for something. He got me this from a vet surgery rip-out. The top section has 3 detectors, 2 sand scoops, sieve float, harness etc. The bottom section I put in some drawers to hold batteries/chargers, digging tools, finds pouches, cleaning/maintenance gear etc. I'm going to attach some plywood to the sides so that I can fit hooks to hold stuff. It's my "Scan Cave". wink

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Last edited by cabwoody (25 July 2014 01:19 pm)


USED: Ace 250, AT Pro, Excalibur 11, Tesoro Outlaw,Sovereign GT,Seahunter Mk11; CURRENT: CTX 3030, XP Deus, Fors Relic.
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Martin
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25 July 2014 03:31 pm

Nice setup cabwoody!


Gear: Minelab CTX 3030 and PRO-FIND 25 Pinpointer
www.mineralcollectiononline.com - My Minerals, Fossils and Collectables website

#9

Goldpick
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From: Mount Gambier
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25 July 2014 07:23 pm

I like it, very neat setup you have there! smile


Prospecting gear: Used - Whites GM3, GM2, GMT, ML XT17000, ML X-Terra 305, Garrett Gold Stinger, Tesoro Vaquero, Nokta RS pinpointer, Minelab Explorer SE Pro/Etrac, Ace 250
Current - XP Deus, Equinox 600, Makro Racer 2, Fisher F75, Tesoro Tejon, Teknetics G2, Whites SPP, Garrett Infinium, XP MI-6, Whites Bullseye TRX, Deteknix X-pointer, Garrett AT Pointer

#10

Topenda
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09 May 2021 06:54 pm

Is a gun safe the way to go ? If i had a detector worth heaps of $ i would invest in one . After numerous break-ins i have come to realize that no one wants to steal my 705 sad
Have a Surfmaster PI that the pricks do not seem want either. sad
Yet my cross bow went missing mad
I guess you would insure your detector included in your house and contents insurance ?


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