REVEALER OPERATING WALK AND STANCE
In this photograph of the Revealer’s inventor, you can see the overall position of his arms. He has completed an investigation, so is stationary, with the rods in the crossed position. This is the normal position on the ‘Reveal’ of a pipe etc.
The upper arm is vertical.
The lower arm is extended directly forwards, at an angle of approximately 45 degrees.
The Revealer handles are 12 inches apart. Rods are parallel and completely horizontal.
When ‘assuming the position’ to start, you will need to practice balancing the rods, so they are parallel and horizontal. They are very sensitive and will swing wildly until you get a feel for balancing them in this position.
Beware, as your line of sight is above the rods, looking towards their tips, you will tend to point them downwards. Get someone to look at your stance and tell you if they are horizontal. You will be surprised that your perspective of horizontal is incorrect..
If the rods are pointing upwards, your reaction on a Reveal will come too early, if they point downwards, the Revealer will signal late.
Once you have learned how to hold your rods, you need to practice walking with them in this position. You should walk slowly and smoothly, with the rods staying parallel and horizontal. Initially, you do not need to attempt to Reveal anything, as it will distract you from concentrating on keeping the rods in position. Do not attempt this learning curve on windy days, because the rods can be blown about, making it almost impossible to keep them in the correct position.
As soon as you feel you can walk around slowly in complete control of the rods in their correct position, you are ready to attempt a Reveal.
Find a known pipeline. Often you will see where one has been dug up, serviced and then reburied. Step back from it at least 20 feet, assume the Revealer position and start your walk towards it. As you get closer to the pipe, the rods will slowly turn inwards. Keep walking, don’t pause, speedup, slow down or become distracted by the rod movement. As you get directly over the pipe, your rods should be in the same position as those shown being used by the inventor, Lawrence Veale.