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    Default Paint then Flag or Paint and Flag?

    Well I normally try to take all the flags I need with me when locating a single address ticket but sometimes it seems like it would be faster just marking out the lot and then flagging it all at once at the end. It seems like I either take way too many flags with or not enough and wind up going back to the truck anyway.

    What does everyone else do?

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    Golden:

    I have three small pvc tubes taped to my paint gun. Carry red, orange, yellow flags with me generally.

    I usually hook up, sweep to locate the power/phone, spray & flag at the same time. Do same for gas service & main. Usually find this goes quite quickly.
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    Default Re: Paint then Flag or Paint and Flag?

    Depending on the ticket I paint then flag back unless tere is a lot of cables then I flag at the end

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    I like to mix it up and do a little bit of both throughout the day. You know, keep myself guessing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big boots mcghee View Post
    I like to mix it up and do a little bit of both throughout the day. You know, keep myself guessing.
    Ya I agree.

    What I really hate though is when I pop awake at 3 in the morning wondering if I did such and such on a locate.

    Damn, I hate those senior moments!
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    Quote Originally Posted by underground quester View Post
    Ya I agree.

    What I really hate though is when I pop awake at 3 in the morning wondering if I did such and such on a locate.

    Damn, I hate those senior moments!

    That's what happens to veterans. This job tends to get a little redundant even though it shouldn't. We remark the same spots so many times you wonder if you remembered to get that one crossing.

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    Default Re: Paint then Flag or Paint and Flag?

    Usually flag while I paint. I have large hands and long fingers. I'll only flag after I paint if it's joint.
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    just paint only flag when i am asked too .....or water in the ditch.....

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    I usually try to bring everything with me paint then flag this work great because you can take pics behind you........if I remember my camera

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    It just seems to me lately that it's quicker to go back and flag at the end when it's an all joint subdivision. I guess I just keep switching it up lately because I get bored.

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    I have 2 paint sticks; each has a pvc tube taped to the shaft- one for electric, one for gas. When I was with SMP, I would stick flags under my arm for short locates, in my belt loop for loooong locates.

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    Default Re: Paint then Flag or Paint and Flag?

    I havent found this a worthy enough thread to comment on...


    Whos on first whats on second I dont knows on third...Naturally!!!!!


    Cmon Golden...Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Blunderbuss View Post
    I have 2 paint sticks; each has a pvc tube taped to the shaft- one for electric, one for gas. When I was with SMP, I would stick flags under my arm for short locates, in my belt loop for loooong locates.
    belt loop...........???? that is brilliant...i never gave that no thought... that would be alot easier than trying to carry them.....this is a good idea...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Blunderbuss View Post
    ...in my belt loop for loooong locates.
    WOW, I thought I was the only one who did that.

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    Default Re: Paint then Flag or Paint and Flag?

    Everyone I know uses their beltloops. I bust my beltloops quite often. The beltloops go before the knees in my work jeans.

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