Introduction to L rods

l rods

Written by Maggie Percy

L-rods: Are They Right For You?

There are really only a small number of types of dowsing tools. The pendulum is out in front in terms of popularity. L-rods are not that far behind. Although they are not as popular as pendulums, they do have certain advantages. For example, it's hard to use a pendulum outdoors on a windy day, or while you are walking across a field. It shakes about too much and is difficult to read. That's not true with L-rods.

One thing about L-rods, which you have probably noticed as well, is that they are, invariably (with a few small exceptions), sold in pairs. And, whenever people are taught how to use them, they are taught to use them with one in each hand.

However, you don't have to use two L-rods at once. In fact, for most purposes, one rod is perfectly fine to use. It will show yes and no, and point out direction and all the other things which L-rods do. There's no need for both, except in some few circumstances. For example, let's say that you were tracking an underground stream and at one point it branched into two streams. With just one L-rod you'd find it hard to discover that, but two L-rods would show the divergence.

You can make your own L-rods quite easily from an old wire coat hanger. Lots of them are made of copper and some of brass. Nigel's, which he likes a lot, are steel. Very sturdy and he doesn't need to be careful about damaging them when using them!

This video introduction to L-rods will help you learn the basics of this dowsing tool.

What are your l rods made of? Do you always use two of them together or one at a time? Share your experiences and thoughts in the comments section below.

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  1. Dean Reeve

    Thanks.Very clear.

    • Maggie Percy

      Glad you enjoyed it!


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