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Explorer II transition phase 1 complete.

Posted by Dan(NM) 
Explorer II transition phase 1 complete.
November 16, 2019 09:16PM
I received my S-rod today and have mounted may 11" coil to a Teknetics rod assembly. The only mod to rod that I did was drill the nut and bolt hole out a couple of sizes larger and added 2 thin rubber washers. This setups swing like a dream compared to the original EX rod
Next phase is to either hip or chest mount the housing. Don't have the balls to tear the housing off the rod just yet smiling smiley
Re: Explorer II transition phase 1 complete.
November 16, 2019 09:51PM
If you use a x1 .. you can hang around chest( up control unit).. and get a coiltek extension cord
Re: Explorer II transition phase 1 complete.
November 16, 2019 10:06PM
mascard1 Wrote:
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> If you use a x1 .. you can hang around chest( up c
> ontrol unit).. and get a coiltek extension cord


I have the 3' extension coming next week. Still a bit hesitant to start tearing the housing off the rod, I'd prefer to chest mount it though. We'll see what kind of mood I'm in tomorrow smiling smiley
Re: Explorer II transition phase 1 complete.
November 16, 2019 10:09PM
Dan(NM) Wrote:
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> Next phase is to either hip or chest mount the ho
> using.....

Years ago, when I first got an Explorer, there was a company at that time (perhaps still exists ?) that made a hip-mount conversion for them. In the end, I stopped using it, and just went back to the conventional usage/setup. Because even though ... yes it's a heavy detector ... it's well-balanced. Only on days of 4 to 6 hr. or more of continuous md'ing does it ever start to fatigue me.
Re: Explorer II transition phase 1 complete.
November 16, 2019 10:24PM
Tom_in_CA Wrote:
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> Dan(NM) Wrote:
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> >
> > Next phase is to either hip or chest mount the h
> o
> > using.....
>
> Years ago, when I first got an Explorer, there was
> a company at that time (perhaps still exists ?) th
> at made a hip-mount conversion for them. In t
> he end, I stopped using it, and just went back to
> the conventional usage/setup. Because even though
> ... yes it's a heavy detector ... it's well-balanc
> ed. Only on days of 4 to 6 hr. or more of contin
> uous md'ing does it ever start to fatigue me.


I've been good to go until about 2 years ago, I could swing all day. I need to have surgery on my rotator cuff, but, I'm trying to hold off until later next year. Probably from swinging Minelabs for years winking smiley
Re: Explorer II transition phase 1 complete.
November 17, 2019 01:02AM
I’m getting ready to tear one apart .. Quit working .. just to check it out!
Re: Explorer II transition phase 1 complete.
November 17, 2019 02:07AM
Letting the ripping commence!smileys with beer
Re: Explorer II transition phase 1 complete.
November 17, 2019 02:15AM
mascard1 Wrote:
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> I’m getting ready to tear one apart .. Quit workin
> g .. just to check it out!


Try taking the housing off the handle, let me know the secret winking smiley
Re: Explorer II transition phase 1 complete.
November 17, 2019 02:28AM
The “glue” they use is really closer to a clear “sealer”, but after time it gets petrified. I ran into a similar deal when I shortened my 9” X-1 to 6”(some holes just couldn’t take 9....). Be careful when prying it apart as the wiring goes down into the handle for the battery and headphones. A hairdryer helps to re-soften the sealer. Just be patient and don’t think it’ll come apart in ten seconds. It won’t. And if it does, you won’t be happy with the result. It’s perfectly do-able. Patience grasshoppers....
A side note....don’t get all silly and start putting cables on that are longer than 36”. Maybe Tom or someone can tell you the ramifications of this, but don’t do it. Performance will start to suffer in some way.
Re: Explorer II transition phase 1 complete.
November 17, 2019 02:37AM
IDXMonster Wrote:
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> The “glue” they use is really closer to a clear “s
> ealer”, but after time it gets petrified. I ran in
> to a similar deal when I shortened my 9” X-1 to 6”
> (some holes just couldn’t take 9....). Be careful
> when prying it apart as the wiring goes down into
> the handle for the battery and headphones. A haird
> ryer helps to re-soften the sealer. Just be patien
> t and don’t think it’ll come apart in ten seconds.
> It won’t. And if it does, you won’t be happy with
> the result. It’s perfectly do-able. Patience grass
> hoppers....
> A side note....don’t get all silly and start putti
> ng cables on that are longer than 36”. Maybe Tom o
> r someone can tell you the ramifications of this,
> but don’t do it. Performance will start to suffer
> in some way.

I think I'll video the main event on Monday morning when I start the process. On, the cable thing, I'm using the stock coil cable and the 3' extension similar to the one your using, I should be good to go.
Re: Explorer II transition phase 1 complete.
November 17, 2019 02:50AM
Please do that Dan, just in case someone else needs to SEE that it can be done....and what you have for cabling is correct.
Re: Explorer II transition phase 1 complete.
November 17, 2019 07:41AM
Take you time Dan, you may find several ways to tweak this before it’s completed.

I’ve done a couple of these meter assembly Explorer mods, 15 plus years ago. Main thing, take your time.

Good luck,
Paul



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/17/2019 07:42AM by Apolonio (CA).
Re: Explorer II transition phase 1 complete.
November 17, 2019 11:26AM
Apolonio (CA) Wrote:
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> Take you time Dan, you may find several ways to t
> weak this before it’s completed.
>
> I’ve done a couple of these meter assembly Explore
> r mods, 15 plus years ago. Main thing, take your t
> ime.
>
> Good luck,
> Paul
Re: Explorer II transition phase 1 complete.
November 17, 2019 11:27AM
Apolonio (CA) Wrote:
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> Take you time Dan, you may find several ways to t
> weak this before it’s completed.
>
> I’ve done a couple of these meter assembly Explore
> r mods, 15 plus years ago. Main thing, take your t
> ime.
>
> Good luck,
> Paul

Will do and thank you Paul.
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