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Hi guys, I have done a goggle search on this & have come up with nothing. I thought I saw an article on here about it but a search showed nothing here either.  I thought there might have been something printed on the box to help out.....but no.  Is there any thing I need to know or is it all pretty easy really? Thanks for any help or advise. 

JW :smile: 

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Other than fitting it, you may find using say a Hipstick is the go. Would also suggest you go with Phoenixs poly carb skid plate fixed as per his instructions, this really works and cuts down on bumps flexing the alignment of the coil, this I feel is really important. But all that aside looking at your photos I can`t see a problem except you are going to be digging some deep holes keep the Monster handy for pinpointing but you know that already. If you lose a signal once dug a bit don`t give up, the 19 is even worse then the 14 in regards to depth in air.

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G'day JW

 

I use a Camelback (harness) and NOT the ML harness, I also use a Hipstick and Bungy and when everything is adjusted it's not to bad, but mind you when you swap back to the 14" you think it's going to float away. :biggrin:

 

cheers dave

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Thanks Norvic & davsgold for your replies. What I was actually meaning was the actual swapping over from the 14" coil to the 19". Is it pretty straight forward?

Thanks

JW :smile:  

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Yeah thought there was something diff in your question, but reckoned better to soldier in then sit back. The Zs manual is the go for the actual directions for the changeover, seems a wee daunting at first but goes easy once you`ve done it a few times. If you`ve big fingers and sh sight like me tis a wee time consuming getting conx right, no need to hurry but.

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JW it took me a while to notice this, but when you are turning the coil plug around to find how it plugs into the detector box, there is an arrow on the top of the plug.  Dave

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Thanks Norvic & Dave. Both very helpful.  Cheers guys.

Norvic: Ahhh the manual.....that might have been where I saw it. If all else fails, read the manual :rolleyes: Now...where the hell have I put that. Na just kidding. I have a draw dedicated to all Zed paraphernalia. Sorry my initial request wasn't as too the point as it should have been. but we got there.

I have always used a hip stick & then the Pro Harness. Being a builder I was very mindful at an early age of wearing the body out with RSI & heavy type lifting work. I have always confessed that I am not the sharpest tool in the shed but when new in my trade & working with older builders who looked & moved like total wrecks, I took big notice of that. So in my mind I took the sensible approach to making & using aids that helped in not over exerting the body to the point of damage. So to with detecting. I know in person & I see on the forums of older detector operators who have been doing it for years that now have big problems with shoulder & elbow pain & injury. That is the exact reason as how I came to getting my Zed. The guy just could not swing it. He was on pain killers & it was for both left & right shoulders & elbows due to swapping sides because the other side was too sore. He never had used a hip stick or bungy in earlier years when swinging the Minelab PI's. The harness was as new & he also hadn't used the swing arm. He is one of many that has paid the price. I don't know what It is with male ego's but I also see the comment made on forums along the lines of "Real men don't need to use a hip stick." All I can say to that is "More fools them." It doesn't just stuff up your detecting but stuffs up every thing else for the rest of your life.  At the moment I only have the one "J" strut set up on my detector swinging side but with the 19" I will hook up both & the cross breast piece as well.

Sorry to bang on about the hip stick/ Pro swing harness  thingy of which I have done before. But if the message gets through to at least one newbie out there, & they take notice & see the point, then it will have saved them.

We look to be in for a bit of a crap weather weekend. So I may not get out there.

Cheers guys.

Best of luck out there.  

JW:smile:

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Had a bit of a giggle with your manual "where is it comment". Ya slippin, crikey thought you were right into manuals re. that clip thingo on the Monster that a few of us missed. But I do think there was a bit in a thread on DP, thought Steve went into some detail cos you can get things arse about face in the confined space where the conxs are on both the CTX & Z.

Bloody builders, I`m a plumber-fridgee....... we know all about you builders.............:wink:

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18 minutes ago, Norvic said:

Bloody builders, I`m a plumber-fridgee....... we know all about you builders

hey Norvic, how about that.  I`m a fridgee  as well  :ohmy:

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We know all about you fridgees - - -   :tongue:

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