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  1. swagman's Avatar
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    Sounds like the crew I ran into in Eastern Oregon ,On a job they spent the day before I was on site 'CLEARING " an old gas station site for a client ,I found 6 different things that were in the work area missed ,I marked them out then cleared the areas for real ,they swept the utilities I had marked and still could not mark them ,they had to change antennas serveral times ,Igave the drilling crew the o.k. to start ,the kicker ,these 'GPR' guys were about 4 times my total day rate ,But I did the work ,lol I'm buying a GPR =)
  2. TheCableVine's Avatar
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    Sounds like some people have their eye on the money and not on the work involved.
  3. Mke's Avatar
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    I don't know why it set me off so much. Good for them making money.

    I just got my panties in a bunch because I was asked to be out there by pure happenstance (Our Environmental guy told them to give me a call). When they called me, they were confused why they were asked to call me. They had no reason to involve me (they thought) but out of respect for the environmental guy they called.

    I politely told them I would show up and lend my assistance anyway I could. They tried to reassure me that they had the locates taken care of because they hired a "private locator".

    I'm still glad I showed up, but I think there should be a distinction between Private Locators and GPR guys.

    Its like hiring an mechanical engineer to do plumbing work. He knows more then one should about pipes, materials, slopes and how to get things to work properly, but he couldn't braze a copper fitting if his life depended on it.

    mke
  4. KaineF's Avatar
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    "Its like hiring an mechanical engineer to do plumbing work. He knows more then one should about pipes, materials, slopes and how to get things to work properly, but he couldn't braze a copper fitting if his life depended on it."

    Nice.