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    Default Buried Utility Structures.

    Today was just one of those days. I dug out three phone peds, one manhole, and two handholes. Sometimes I feel like a need a grunt to ride with me just to dig out all the structures that contractors and landscapers bury.

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    Default Re: Buried Utility Structures.

    Goldenboy you weren't digging by yourself today. Just wanted you to know!

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    Default Re: Buried Utility Structures.

    Typical looks like the ones we have here out in the rural areas we need weed eaters and bush hogs to access peds

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    Default Re: Buried Utility Structures.

    Hey GB,

    Can you remember to go back after they pave that? I would love to see if they bury those cans under asphalt!
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    Actually the job was for moving all the phone. They have to move 4 cad 16s one crossbox and a manhole. They are building a new Menards and all the phone is out of easement. It was a real pain in the back to do that locate. I just hate to know about the 3 900 pair cables running for 1800 feet just abandoned down there. I want all the copper.

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    Default Re: Buried Utility Structures.

    I bet if you had let the contractors know that.. they would be calling in a locate just to dig that up for themselves... Heck it would almost be worth it!

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    Default Re: Buried Utility Structures.

    Quote Originally Posted by TBONE View Post
    Typical looks like the ones we have here out in the rural areas we need weed eaters and bush hogs to access peds
    I carry an 18" Machete for that - it also comes in handy at contractor meets
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    Default Re: Buried Utility Structures.

    [QUOTE=sprayandpray;3522]
    Quote Originally Posted by TBONE View Post
    Typical looks like the ones we have here out in the rural areas we need weed eaters and bush hogs to access peds [/QUOTE

    I carry an 18" Machete for that - it also comes in handy at contractor meets
    They dont trust us with those...

    So I just use my truck...



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    Default Re: Buried Utility Structures.

    you guys actually have to dig those up????????????????

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    Default Re: Buried Utility Structures.

    Quote Originally Posted by yahoo View Post
    you guys actually have to dig those up????????????????
    Yep. I needed to get into the ped to locate it.

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    Default Re: Buried Utility Structures.

    could you have hooked up to a pair somewhere possibly????

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    Default Re: Buried Utility Structures.

    If all the peds were'nt buried I could have just brought everything from the outends. But in this case all the peds and manholes were buried so I had to unbury most of them.

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    Default Re: Buried Utility Structures.

    I would of radio sweeped the mess...

    Popped a few pics of paint and gravel and been done with it...

    Any whacks? I gots pics...See isnt that the area- paint and gravel...

    Marks destroyed oh well...

    Contractor eats it...Im covered...

    I would have liked to watched the golden one using those plastic stem flags...



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    Default Re: Buried Utility Structures.

    Another example of time wasted by locators - who can make production like this?

    I still say utility owners should have the responsibility to provide locators with access in these cases.

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    Default Re: Buried Utility Structures.

    Quote Originally Posted by USIC1 View Post
    I would of radio sweeped the mess...

    Popped a few pics of paint and gravel and been done with it...

    Any whacks? I gots pics...See isnt that the area- paint and gravel...

    Marks destroyed oh well...

    Contractor eats it...Im covered...

    I would have liked to watched the golden one using those plastic stem flags...




    hate to say it but this is the way i feel some days out of the week......

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