The tape is permanently marked each 1/100 ft, in lengths up to 6,000 ft (1,800 m). The tape has stranded stainless steel conductors for long life and easy repair.
A dog-bone tape design reduces adherence to wet casing. Probes have recessed sensors to minimize false signals.
The well balanced reel has a carrying handle, an easy-access battery drawer, and an excellent brake. A 9V battery powers the buzzer and light, which activate when static water is reached