I need to locate a buried electric wire going from my house to barn. Only about a foot deep and I have the end uncovered to follow it. I can turn the power off or on, whichever works better. I have a general purpose metal detector that I borrowed from a neighbor who hasn't used it much himself.
That's the good news, bad news is the thing seems to beep at random and never particularly when it is over the electrical wire. Will it detect the plastic clad wire? Should the power be off or own for best results? I seem to have a bad spot in the wire but don't want to have to dig up over 120 feet of wire to find the bad spot.
Thanks for any help or suggestions where to find help!