Check that probe wheels turn smoothly. If necessary, clean
wheels and apply spray lubricant or small amount of oil to each
Check that wheel yokes move freely. Push yoke into probe body,
then release slowly. Yoke should return to fully-extended
Check for excess play in wheels and yokes.
Check that no screws are loose.
Check connectors and O-rings for wear and corrosion.
Connect probe to readout. Switch on. Readings should be greater
than zero (positive) when probe is tilted in A0 and B0 directions.
Place probe in its protective box for transport.
Set Up on Site
Spread plastic sheet or tarp near casing installation. Tarp keeps
equipment clean. During survey, keep control cable on tarp rather
than on bare ground. A box or basket may be useful to hold con-
Remove cap from casing. Attach pulley assembly.
Connect Control Cable
Remove protective caps from probe and control cable.
Hold probe just below upper wheel yoke as shown in illustration.
Do not hold probe by wheels.
Align connector key with keyway in probe, then press together.
Do not “hunt” for keyway by rotating connector.
Tighten nut to secure connection. Do not over-tighten, since
O-ring will be deformed and its effectiveness reduced.
Rembco Geotechnical Contractors specializes in
soil nail wall,
rock drilling, and we remediate
sinkholes. We use a
problem-solving approach in the geotechnical portions of buildings, bridges, water plants, sewage plants, tunnels,
installing caisson bottom, and roads. We are experienced in these applications:
compaction grouting, and
Rembco techniques apply when adding new structures: especially
soil nailing, and
installations for foundation support. Our specialties are