Physical Removal of AquaSpy Probes from the Field
- Remove power plug from Com Tower to discontinue logging
- Use the T-Post popper to remove the Com Tower pole and T-Post
- Collapse telescoping pole so Comm tower if fully retracted and tighten hose clamp.
- Remove probe cable cover and disconnect probe
- Carefully dig a hole around the top of the probe to expose the top 8" of the probe
- Attempt to remove the probe by hand. This is possible with sandier soil types.
- If hand removal does not work, clamp the probe removal tool around the top of the probe
- Extract the probe using a T-Post puller (picture below in red)
- Some probes can be removed by hand depending on the soil type and moisture conditions during extraction.
- A removal tool is often needed for clay soils or soils that are very dry during extraction. All other scenarios can likely be removed by hand.
- A removal tool is not necessary for 24 inch probe installations.
- If soil is dry during extraction it is recommended to soak the probe with at least two gallons of water, wait a day, then return to the site and remove the probe.
- Make sure the pulling force is vertical to insure the probe does not get damaged during removal.