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    Default Transmitter tool bag loadout

    Hey everyone, im new on this site as well as being a locater. I just wanted to see what you guys carried in your transmitter bags as far as tools and equipment to help the job go smoother or for emergencys. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Transmitter tool bag loadout

    Quote Originally Posted by LocatinOkie View Post
    Hey everyone, im new on this site as well as being a locater. I just wanted to see what you guys carried in your transmitter bags as far as tools and equipment to help the job go smoother or for emergencys. Thanks.
    Hammer to pound in ground spike and to knock manhole covers loose. A couple of 10" decking nails for ground rods. Flashlight. Pliers, wire cutters. Nut drivers for working in and opening pedestals. Knife for general use and scraping paint to make ground connection. Garden trowel for digging up ground wires and peds. I carry in a five gallon plastic bucket with a 'saddle' insert that has pockets for individual items. Some of these things like extra batteries for everything in vehicle, insect repellent, wasp spray. Machete. Pry bar.

    Also in vehicle keep drinks and food as you get out nights on call and no place to get meal. Extra socks, hat, gloves and old pair of boots to change into when these get wet, they will. Rain gear. In case of getting stuck outside overnight in a broken down POS company vehicle a blanket, also in case of heavy snowfall and you are stranded in car, been there. Things to keep vehicle going like air pump for tires, tow strap ( you will get stuck and need to get pulled out), portable jumper battery, two to five gallon can of gas. Yes extra gas as at 3AM oncall you may be miles from any gas station. Road flares. Small shovel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessionalLocator View Post
    Hammer to pound in ground spike and to knock manhole covers loose. A couple of 10" decking nails for ground rods. Flashlight. Pliers, wire cutters. Nut drivers for working in and opening pedestals. Knife for general use and scraping paint to make ground connection. Garden trowel for digging up ground wires and peds. I carry in a five gallon plastic bucket with a 'saddle' insert that has pockets for individual items. Some of these things like extra batteries for everything in vehicle, insect repellent, wasp spray. Machete. Pry bar.

    Also in vehicle keep drinks and food as you get out nights on call and no place to get meal. Extra socks, hat, gloves and old pair of boots to change into when these get wet, they will. Rain gear. In case of getting stuck outside overnight in a broken down POS company vehicle a blanket, also in case of heavy snowfall and you are stranded in car, been there. Things to keep vehicle going like air pump for tires, tow strap ( you will get stuck and need to get pulled out), portable jumper battery, two to five gallon can of gas. Yes extra gas as at 3AM oncall you may be miles from any gas station. Road flares. Small shovel.
    Ok thanks for all the good info. I will add some of that stuff to my inventory, probably will come in handy.

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    This is all good stuff. Sorry Iím late. I had a trainer many years ago that was kind of a locator minimalist. At the time I was like Professional Locator in that I was outfitted for all scenarios. I had a bucket with the saddle in it for tools. Piece of styrafoam to hold my transmitter in it. This setup was great as it had almost everything I needed except my receiver and paint gun.

    Then I moved to a new job that is mostly urban. I no longer was out doing 5 acre lots in the middle of nowhere. Now I carry just my transmitter, receiver, paint gun, and a small ground spike. All of my hand tools, leads, clamp, pens, flashlight etc are in my vest. Itís heavier but I am traveling lighter now. Bigger things I leave in the truck, which is never far away (my utility is an urban based one). Thanks for letting me chime in!

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    Default Re: Transmitter tool bag loadout

    you guys get a toolbag ............???!!!
    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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    Default Re: Transmitter tool bag loadout

    Quote Originally Posted by yahoo View Post
    you guys get a toolbag ............???!!!
    The only tool bag I ever got was the carry bag that came with a ViVax. It was so cheap it soon fell apart. Somehow they gave me another one and I just used it to keep spare clothes in.
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