My first call as a member of TheRingFinders.com was a strange one. Gary phoned the other day and was asking allot of questions about renting a metal detector. I explained to him that I did not rent machines, rather I rented myself with a detector. I finally asked him what he was trying to accomplish. As it turns out, Gary is a construction contractor and he was working on a concrete and steel formed condo unit in Myrtle Beach. Gary had already sent a tap screw through some electrical conduit in the ceiling / floor between the unit levels that he was going to have to repair. Also bedded in the concrete were suspension lines and steel re-bar. Gary explained that he would be fined $5,000. if he broke one of the suspension lines. Gary told me that he could hire somebody to X-Ray or ultra sound the concrete but that it was very expensive. I asked him how far apart the re-bar and suspension cables were. He guessed them to spaced about 8 – 10” apart in a square grid. I told Gary that I probably couldn’t help him because even a 5” sniper coil on my Fisher Gold Bug Pro would pick up all the steel around it and not give us an accurate account of where the wiring, re-bar and suspension cables ”were not”. I then thought about a pin pointer. I told Gary that he could borrow one of my pin pointers to see if it would work for him. I met him at the building the next day and the pin pointer worked like a charm. Gary was confident that he could install the bat boards without hitting any steel. I left him and his crew with my pin pointer for the day. The next day Gary returned my pin pointer along with a 12 pack of 9v batteries and a 12 pack of green bottles. Not to mention the big smile on his face, he showed me his receipt for his very own Minelab pin pointer. A strange call. I had to find where the metal ”wasn’t”.