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  • ProfessionalLocator's Avatar
    Today, 08:49 AM
    I am now but I remember the "good old days".
    9 replies | 54 view(s)
  • orangeboots's Avatar
    Today, 08:21 AM
    orangeboots replied to a thread Frozen Vaults in Tech Talk
    Daman1 yeah I've broke plenty too. The tracer repair is separate from the broken lids. The company that owns the fiber us to do maintenance on...
    9 replies | 54 view(s)
  • yahoo's Avatar
    Today, 07:52 AM
    yahoo replied to a thread Frozen Vaults in Tech Talk
    you poor guys ....that have to deal with frozen "anything" ....I do not know any tricks bc we do not have to deal with those issues down this...
    9 replies | 54 view(s)
  • yahoo's Avatar
    Today, 07:47 AM
    yahoo replied to a thread Usic in Locators Lounge
    Is HBK a big company that has other people in other states that they can pull resources from ???? In any case USIC will just sit back and wait out...
    16 replies | 551 view(s)
  • CPD's Avatar
    Today, 12:38 AM
    CPD replied to a thread Usic in Locators Lounge
    Looks like hbk engineering just might lose the PGL contract in Chicago after all. PGL gave hbk until Thursday 1/24/19 to get their guys certified and...
    16 replies | 551 view(s)
  • ProfessionalLocator's Avatar
    Today, 12:25 AM
    I am responsible and only used such force because they would not let me use explosives.
    9 replies | 54 view(s)
  • daman1's Avatar
    Yesterday, 11:04 PM
    daman1 replied to a thread Frozen Vaults in Tech Talk
    So sorry OB. Im gulity of it too. Frozen lids anger me. Usually just needs a lid replaced. I Never damage the tracer wire though as that would affect...
    9 replies | 54 view(s)
  • Cuda's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:28 PM
    Cuda replied to a thread Frozen Vaults in Tech Talk
    Practice this in the bathroom mirror "It was like that"
    9 replies | 54 view(s)
  • ProfessionalLocator's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:49 PM
    Think of guys like me as job security.
    9 replies | 54 view(s)
  • orangeboots's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:49 PM
    orangeboots replied to a thread Frozen Vaults in Tech Talk
    That's the bad news Pro. I'm the guy that has to fix them. We have a job fixing tracer wires and locate points. We are also replacing all the broken...
    9 replies | 54 view(s)
  • ProfessionalLocator's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:33 PM
    Those fiberglass and concrete ones? I tried hitting them with a heavy hammer and that only breaks them up so don't try that. I used a manhole...
    9 replies | 54 view(s)
  • orangeboots's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:44 PM
    orangeboots started a thread Frozen Vaults in Tech Talk
    Any good tips/tricks to get fiber vaults with frozen lids open? I am not crazy about weed burners,started a pretty decent fire once.
    9 replies | 54 view(s)
  • daman1's Avatar
    January 21st, 2019, 02:17 PM
    daman1 replied to a thread Post Indicator Valves in Tech Talk
    Just grabbed his stuff and ran ... :escape: .... that's hilarious. Sounds like this guy will make a good locator. Get some experience under his belt...
    10 replies | 195 view(s)
  • Cuda's Avatar
    January 21st, 2019, 11:58 AM
    The problem with making a sonde with a coil of wire is that it will be flat probably and create false peaks so you will be able to find it and it's...
    3 replies | 185 view(s)
  • yahoo's Avatar
    January 21st, 2019, 07:44 AM
    yahoo replied to a thread Certification in Locators Lounge
    I agree with Orange on this one !!
    3 replies | 105 view(s)
  • Pamelawfowler's Avatar
    January 20th, 2019, 06:34 PM
    I had a sheet with a list of symbols used on AT&T prints. Lost it. Would like to get hold of another one. It's helpful when there's a new hire who...
    0 replies | 17 view(s)
  • Newbie's Avatar
    January 20th, 2019, 11:11 AM
    I had fabricated a make shift locatable rodder by attaching a copper wire to a 120m rodder, heat shrink them together and that seems to work well. I...
    3 replies | 185 view(s)
  • orangeboots's Avatar
    January 20th, 2019, 10:03 AM
    Nor really you would have to have a wire going down the conduit to connect to the end/sonde. The main reason I use one is to know the exact position...
    3 replies | 185 view(s)
  • Newbie's Avatar
    January 20th, 2019, 01:00 AM
    OK,,so a battery powered sonde generates a traceable signal, would a couple of inch of a coil of copper wires act the same as a sonde if we attach a...
    3 replies | 185 view(s)
  • orangeboots's Avatar
    January 19th, 2019, 10:58 PM
    There is a wiring diagram at the very bottom. There is a hot and common with a resistor connecting them. Not so simple getting a alarm bypass. I am a...
    10 replies | 195 view(s)
  • paintitnow's Avatar
    January 19th, 2019, 09:20 PM
    paintitnow replied to a thread Post Indicator Valves in Tech Talk
    From looking at it, it looks like it is not fiber but copper wires and and feeds back a signal when it is closed. Probably direct connect completed a...
    10 replies | 195 view(s)
  • ProfessionalLocator's Avatar
    January 19th, 2019, 04:45 PM
    I would make a written request to the client asking for a procedure that does not set off alarms. Lacking a positive response and still required to...
    10 replies | 195 view(s)
  • orangeboots's Avatar
    January 19th, 2019, 12:05 PM
    Cuda he does't remember. He was so freaked out when the alarms started he grabbed his stuff and ran. I had another one yesterday. I am going to call...
    10 replies | 195 view(s)
  • Cuda's Avatar
    January 18th, 2019, 10:29 PM
    Cuda replied to a thread Post Indicator Valves in Tech Talk
    This is just a guess as I have never had to trace one but at least one of the two wires should be able to be grounded with a spike then the ring...
    10 replies | 195 view(s)
  • orangeboots's Avatar
    January 18th, 2019, 01:05 PM
    orangeboots replied to a thread Certification in Locators Lounge
    Common Ground Alliance | this is the closest thing to a governing body that I know of. There is also a thread on here called NULCA. They started...
    3 replies | 105 view(s)
  • daman1's Avatar
    January 18th, 2019, 12:48 PM
    daman1 replied to a thread Post Indicator Valves in Tech Talk
    Sounds to me lime the utility screwed up. If you can't direct connect without setting off the alarms you'd be stuck looming for risers and access...
    10 replies | 195 view(s)
  • daman1's Avatar
    January 18th, 2019, 12:35 PM
    daman1 replied to a thread Certification in Locators Lounge
    There's threads about that. I believe the conclusion is there is no National Certification. In my parts each utility does an in house certification...
    3 replies | 105 view(s)
  • orangeboots's Avatar
    January 18th, 2019, 08:44 AM
    https://goo.gl/images/Ke4dDX The small box in the front is connected to the alarm system
    10 replies | 195 view(s)
  • retired's Avatar
    January 18th, 2019, 08:12 AM
    retired started a thread Certification in Locators Lounge
    Does any one know who to contact or does a Locator Certification for a group. Or is there a Certification recognized nationally. Thanks in advance.
    3 replies | 105 view(s)
  • yahoo's Avatar
    January 18th, 2019, 07:36 AM
    yahoo replied to a thread Post Indicator Valves in Tech Talk
    If PL doesn't know anything about this technology, we are doomed ! Orange it appears you will be on your own for this one. Maybe Wing is familiar...
    10 replies | 195 view(s)
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