Plastic Pipe Locators

Eight Ways to Locate Plastic Pipe:

  1. Ground Penetrating Radar, GPR: Radiodetection RD1100 &RD1500
  2. Mechanical pulsing valve: Radiodetection RD500
  3. Electronically controlled water pulse generator: Radiodetection RD550
  4. Electronically controlled water pulse generator: Sewerin Stopper
  5. Pipe noise generator: Sewerin Knocker
  6. Locatable rodder that inserts into live water service pipes to accurately locate depth and position
  7. Live tap into water main pipes and insert locatable rodder that to accurately locate depth and position up to 1000 feet: Jameson Duct Hunter Water main locator
  8. Sonic plastic pipe locator: Sensit APL

Ground Penetrating Radar, GPRGround-penetrating-radar

Radiodetection RD1100 GPR & RD1500 Summary

RD1500 Ground Penetrating Radar Software Summary

Ground Penetrating Radar brochure

Ground Penetrating Radar GPR manual

Plastic Pipe Locatorplastic pipe locator

The Radiodetection RD500 locates all clean water pipes including PVC, Plastic, AC without tracer wires.

The RD500 is a patented PVC, plastic pipe locator valve that connects to the water supply pipes and creates 5 psi pulses higher than the pipe pressure. Then locate PVC pipe by listening with the RD547, Stethophon 04, Aquaphon A100 or A200, T10 or other acoustic leak detector for the loudest position.

RD500 Plastic Pipe Locator brochure

RD550 Plastic Pipe LocatorPlastic Pipe Locator RD550

Water Pulse Generator sends along the pipe which then can be located using the RD542, RD545, RD547, Stethophon or Aquaphon leak detectors.

RD550 Plastic Pipe Locator brochure

Stopper PVC Pipe Locatorpvc plastic pipe locator

The "Sewerin Stopper" connects to hydrants to located plastic, PVC and non-metallic water pipes. In good conditions the thumper locates plastic pipes over 1000 feet in each direction. Deeper pipes and softer soils reduce the maximum distance. Both the frequency and intensity of the pressure pulse are controllable.

Video of Sewerin Thumper plastic pipe locator in operation

The Combiphon Generator powers and controls both the Knocker and Stopper PVC pipe locators.

Plastic Pipe Locator Combiphon brochure

Knocker Plastic Pipe Locatorplastic pvc pipe locator

The Knocker connects to the outside of PVC plastic(non-metallic) pipes and taps on the plastic pipe, sending sound pulses down the pipes. The Knocker plastic pipe locator controls both the frequency and intensity of sound pulses, then you find the PVC pipe location with the Stethophon 04,      Aquaphon, or RD500 receiver or other acoustic leak detector.

The Knocker works for all pipes in general. A water pressure and flow is not needed. Connecting is quick and easy.

Plastic pipe locator: Sewerin Combiphon video

Jameson Plastic Pipe LocatorPlastic pipe locator rodder

Locate plastic water pipes up to 300 feet and up to 100 psi by inserting the locator traceable rodder using a sealed stuffing box into plastic waterPlastic pipe locator rodder pipes for accurate location and depth measurements. The stuffing box connects to the yoke which holds the meter using an adapter.

Available in 100', 150', 200', 250', 300' kits with 3/16" diameter pushrods.

Jameson Plastic Water Service Pipe Locator brochure

Jameson Plastic Water Main LocatorPlastic water main locator

Locate non-metal water pipes and plastic water mains up to 600 feet without a tracer wire.  Seals with live water pipes up to 100 psi. Locate the position and depth with Radiodetection locators such the RD7100 Underground Locators or the RD5000 Pipe Locator.

Plastic Pipe Locator RD547 Acoustic Leak Detector / Gas Tracer / Plastic Pipe Locator Plastic pipe locator and water leak detector

The RD547 includes a mode designed for following the water pulse sounds applied to pipe by the RD350 water pulse generator.

RD547 Modular Water Leak Detector brochure

SENSIT Ulta-Trac APLPlastic Pipe Locator

Plastic Pipe Locator brochure