“Humans are a gullible bunch.”
If you’re ever in the Dallas area, drop by and I’ll shown you how it’s done. I learned dowsing (I don’t like the connotation of “witching”) 25 years ago as a young engineer.
I’ve never used it to did a well but for years I used rods weekly to find buried water and other utility lines. Even though I changed careers to the software field years ago, I still keep several pair in my trunk, including some thin wires that i used to use to find rebar so that I could tell drilling crews where to install groundwater monitoring wells and not have the drillslowed down by rebar.
Now I mainly use them when planting a shrub or tree and want to avoid hitting anything underground, including old tree roots.
The best I can tell, the rods somehow detect changes in density or electrical conductivity. I have no idea why some people can do it while others can’t. Also, some people mark the pipe or utility ith their heels and others with their toes. I’m a heel man myself.
I walk with the rods to find the rough location then usually get close to the ground to find the exact location. When I do that, the rods swing over the location of the object.
Don’t knock it till you’ve seen it. The odds are about 50-50 that you can do it yourself.
Nope, not knocking it. I have never used peach branches, but I have sucsessivly used metal clothes hangers and cleaned off welding rods. I have had to find water lines tile beds. I cannot dowse as good as some, but generally have been successful.
Sure hope your weather conditions improve.