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    Question Damage Repair Prices...

    What are some common damage prices you've seen around town,
    if you have any idea, does this list look about right?
    The list is just my guessing averages...

    Cable drop: $100
    Gas service: $1500
    Electric Primary: $5000
    Fiber distribution Main:$8000
    24 Gas Transmission: $30,000

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    Default Re: Damage Repair Prices...

    I think you've under estimated a bit. The drop seems to be right. I just think the others are a bit low. I seen a fiber cable main from 12 years back that was at $28,000.

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    Default Re: Damage Repair Prices...

    24" Transmission line? Is that a joke? add a couple zeroes. If one of those pops, lots of people could get hurt.

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    Default Re: Damage Repair Prices...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nb22x View Post
    What are some common damage prices you've seen around town,
    if you have any idea, does this list look about right?
    The list is just my guessing averages...

    Cable drop: $100
    Gas service: $1500
    Electric Primary: $5000
    Fiber distribution Main:$8000
    24 Gas Transmission: $30,000

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    Cable/Phone drop $350.00--Verizon-Bright House
    Gas service--never had the privilege
    Electric Primary $18,000--TECO
    Fiber --$30,000 to over #1.3 mil
    24" gas main--Never located
    24" water main $232,650-- to complete repair, road replacement and business loss.

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    Default Re: Damage Repair Prices...

    24" gas would almost be interstate. Something a company like TransCanada might own. Never located one but considering the volume of gas that would escape and the fact that the gas company charges whoever is at fault for that lost gas, 30G may not be enough to even cover that. Let alone loss of service and cost of repair etc....

    Fibers, depending on the number of strands and sensitivity of what's being transmitted on it could get just about as ugly.

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    Default Re: Damage Repair Prices...

    Those prices you gave are for the optimal situation.

    I can see a 24" gas main being repaired for $30,000 if the damage was a backhoe scraped it and dented it without puncturing it. I think a punctured 24" would run in the upper 5 to 6 digit range.

    The last fiber repair I heard the price on was for cable tv and it cost $14,000. I don't know the strand count but it was about 250 feet of fiber. They replaced it from splice case to splice case.

    The gas service. I've seen as low as $150.

    Cable drop could be free. it all depends on the mood of the tech/supervisor.

    Electric Primary. $5,000 sounds close.
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    my company is self-insured .....I will never know .....
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    Default Re: Damage Repair Prices...

    I remember a 6" PL that costs over $18,000 because it was a one way feed to about 1,000 homes in a subdivision. The gas co. had to go in a relight all those homes.

    I also remember a 3 phase switchgear that got smoked from someone digging and it shut down an entire shift of the factory it was feeding. The factory had to send all of their employees home and I think they sued somebody. I thought I heard something around $300,000 for that deal. The switchgear itself had to be replaced along with the damaged cables being repaired.
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    Default Re: Damage Repair Prices...

    Quote Originally Posted by superman View Post
    I remember a 6" PL that costs over $18,000 because it was a one way feed to about 1,000 homes in a subdivision. The gas co. had to go in a relight all those homes.

    I also remember a 3 phase switchgear that got smoked from someone digging and it shut down an entire shift of the factory it was feeding. The factory had to send all of their employees home and I think they sued somebody. I thought I heard something around $300,000 for that deal. The switchgear itself had to be replaced along with the damaged cables being repaired.
    Its a wonder people get into the business of locating or excavating with the liabilities involved.
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    Default Re: Damage Repair Prices...

    I seen an invoice for a 300ft fiber drop that was 1200$ for complete replacement. WE energies had a gas main hit and they were able to pinch it or something without shutting off 150 homes. they were estimating almost 100k for worst case scenario, main only had gas in it for 4 days before it got nipped. Ive heard some crazy numbers for cell towers like 30k and hour but I cant confirm

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