How do I hide my phone from metal detectors?
We are having metal detectors in our school tomorrow. I was wondering what is the best way to hide my cell phone without the metal detectors picking it up.
I don't know exactly when but definitely before the break. And, I do know that some kids still had their phones in school on that day.
Question answered by nnovicov
hmmm, I wonder how to hide METAL from METAL detectors...
and how did u know we are having it tomorrow?
Can handheld treasure type metal detectors find underground copper water pipes?
Hi Answers crew. I want to know if the handheld type of metal detectors used to find coins, jewelry, and watches can effectively find a 3/4 inch copper water line buried in my front yard suppling water approximately 18 inches below some fairly rocky soil.
If I can locate the pipe I can avoid spending $325 for a leak locater service.
If this is possible can these be rented?
Thanks in advance.
Trust me ;)
Question answered by JD
YES.They can help you locate underground Copper lines. I have both a White's Electronics's and a Garrett Metal Detector and both can be adjusted easily to find underground copper lines. They can easily detect lines up to 20" deep,even in rocky soil as long as there are no high mineral deposits in the area to be scanned. I would think a leak would be pretty easy to find once you find an area that the soil is wet along the copper line
I really don't have a clue where you could rent one. You might check in your area for Metal detecting clubs and see if you could get a member to come to your home and help you out. It would be a whole lot Cheaper to give a guy $20 to help you from a local club than spend $325 for a leak location service...
How sensitive are the metal detectors at airports?
I'm traveling to visit family in December and I have never flown before. I'm wondering what sorts of things in my carry-ons will set off the metal detectors? Some of the things I want to take have small amounts of metal in them. And such things as jewelry?
Thanks in advance!
Question answered by Indiana Jones
ummmm your carry ons don't go through a metal detector.
they go through the x-ray machine.
you can have as much metal in there as you want.
YOU are what goes through the metal detector.
be suren you take everything out of your pockets such as money and your phone and take off your belt if you are wearing one.
the metal detector can detect those types of things but don't worry if you have jewelry on or if you have braces or an under wire bra as it typically does not detect those things.
Can metal detectors estimate the amount of metal detected?
Can any modern metal detectors (civilian or otherwise) estimate the amount of metal it is detecting?
If this is true, can it also detect the amount of each individual metal it detects?
Example: If a penny was buried, could a metal detector tell the user that it detects X amount of copper, etc?
Question answered by Dvandom
Yes, to a point. Metal detectors send out a magnetic pulse, which induces a current in nearby metal and results in a magnetic pulse generated by the metal. How strong and how "pure" the return pulse is can tell the detector how much metal there is, as well as something about what it's made of. For instance, gold is a better conductor than aluminum, so it'll generate a stronger pulse for the same size object (other sensors can give some idea how big the thing is physically).
Handheld units probably can't pick apart an object into types. If you had a copper/zinc modern penny, it would probably have that info programmed in and be able to tell you. But if there were a roll of pennies of different types all clumped together, wouldn't be able to tell you how many were pure copper and how many were zinc with copper coating.
Note that coin-operated devices use a similar effect to tell if you've put a real coin or a slug into the machine. One of the challenges in designing the current dollar coin was that it had to have the same magnetic properties as the Susan B. Anthony dollars, since a lot of vending machines had been designed to take those.
How to protect jewerly from metal detectors?
i have heard rumours of burglars using metal detectors to find jewerlies. Is that plausible? And if so, is there a way to cheat or jam the metal detector? Is true that thick rubber, solid concrete, asbestos or lead are capable of doing so?
Question answered by altykthong
Leave coins all over the house and hidden in interesting corners/places. They will set off the metal detector so many times and make those guys crazy. A modern house has so many bits of metal everywhere, from concealed wiring, drawer knobs, picture frames, appliances.... it could be really frustrating looking for a particular bit of metal.
Note : they might decide to trash your house if they are pissed off enough
Have fun !
What do people with genital piercings do when they have to pass the metal detectors at the airport?
If they have metal piercings, they would ring, so how do they pass the metal detectors....do they tell security about their piercings and the security assumes they're telling the truth and not trying to smuggle something and lets them pass or would they need to be inspected? How does it work?
Someone once told me they have 1 intimate piercing and it has never rung at the airport. But, what about for those people with dozens of genital piercings, wouldn't it ring then? Also, does surgical steel ring?
Question answered by smithsalbabe (PiercingsByJulie)
I've never had a single one of my piercings (surgical steel, or titanium) set off a metal detector at an airport, court house, concert, or anywhere for that matter, nor have any of my clients ever told me about it happening to them.
But for the hell of making the security guy's blush, I always tell them where my piercings are before they scan me...they usually either turn bright red in the face blushing, or give me one of those "mmmmmm" type looks. It's always worth some fun after being bored standing in line.
How do I get a knife past metal detectors?
I always carry a knife on me just for useful purposes like cutting open a box or container. And i go hiking a lot so i normally have a knife with me. Now that so many places are getting metal detectors I can't carry it anymore. Is there something I can put it in or cover it with to make the detector not go off.
Question answered by Karle
well doing so is HIGHLY illegal.....a FELONY even if its a pocket knife in most places in the US.....hence the metal detectors......
but anyway if u care they make PLASTIC knives........both training models that can be bought for a couple bucks.....and use models that cost a bit more but still under 15 bucks and either can be take right through a metal detector.....
http://allknife.com/index/35/ << first one that popped up when i googled them.....but you DO have to remove the METAL key chain :)
What were the metal detectors they use in the show diggers?
What was the metal detectors king George and the ring master used in the show diggers? Also what is the little hand held one? I'm looking for make and model please :)
Question answered by Roy H
The pinpointer they use is a Garrett Propointer. It sells for about $128. It only detects things for a few inches, but it really speeds up recovering targets. It is the pinpointer that seems to be most popular among people who are serious about the hobby.
On their main detectors, they seem to use different low to mid range models made by Garrettt.
That may be a sponsorship issue. If I was traveling all over the country to detect, I think I'd be using top of the line models.
Garrett, Tesoro, Teknetics, Fisher, Whites and Minelab all make very good detectors, and while personal preference may mean features on one model would be better for you than another, all of them offer good value at whatever price point they're offering detectors in.
On Diggers, much of their success is attributable to the fact they get access to locations that wouldn't be available to most people. Having someone call up and say you're from National Geographic and you want to film a TV program on their property tends to open doors.
How fast can I take my Septum piercing out, and will it ring airport metal detectors?
I just got my septum pierced without my parents knowledge. I simply wear it up when they're around, so all is good. However, I will be traveling with them in the next 2-3 weeks, and I'm wondering whether or not I should take it out just before we pass security, and put it in after we pass through,
or to chance the metal detectors.
Question answered by [Sargeant Kabuki Man]
it is such a small piece of jewelry that the metal will absolutely not set off the metal detectors. i recently traveled overseas, and have my septum pierced [as well as 17 other piercings right now] and had no problems with the metal detectors at all.
it would be best for the healing process if you don't take it out for at least a month, the more you take it out and put it back in, the more trauma it could cause and it will take longer to heal.
Can a metal detector detect phones through a cardboard box?
I go to school that has metal detectors and i need to know how to get my phone in without the detector going off.If a cardboard or wooden box don't work any ideas? And i already know i shouldn't have my phone in school.
Question answered by Stephen
No it doesnt , and you can refuse to pass through a metal detector just say no and carry on?