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    I'm Jeremy from Baltimore. Just broke 100 hours billed to Utility Designation for the Civil Engineering firm I work for. Starting into locating back in January.
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    Hell of a setup. Did it come that way or did you build it?

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    Made it. 3/4" MDF with the cubbies sizes to the equipment. Sprayed the edges that come in contact with the equipment with Berliner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by standing on the corner View Post
    I'm Jeremy from Baltimore. [I started] locating in January.







    Greetings standing on the corner! I welcome your membership to the Cable Vine!

    I have never been to the East Coast. My sister, and her husband, took my mother on many road trips across America in their motor coach. More than once they have passed through your fair city.

    My sister is the "Trophy Wife" of an older gentleman (A super nice guy! Bleeding heart liberals, both, but I digress!). When he retired, the kids took what they wanted from their house and my sister had a big garage sale on what was left. What didn't disappear in the garage sale was given to the Disabled American Veterans Charity. They sold everything that has a title, established a post office box residence in Reno, Nevada, bought a big, fancy motor coach with a Toyota Prius hitched on back and went on the road full time. They pick up their mail in Reno twice a year when they visit their kids in San Josť, California.

    The point of my rant, my mother has traveled through all of the lower 48 states, spent a summer in Alaska, has seen each of Canada's provinces and territories with my sister and her husband. I asked my mother where she has seen the most beauty. Without hesitation, she said Alaska has no equal, except the New England fall foliage.


    I hope you appreciate what you have; others do.....................

    Seeing your equipment inventory, there isn't much you can't find. Oh My Gosh! RD 8000! RD TX-10! Digital McLaughlin Verifier G2! The Pipehorn 800 Series System! Very impressive set-up! I hope you appreciate what you have; others do..................... Luv Ya Man!


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    wing ,,, you are the best story teller i know....LOL !!!
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    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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    welcome aboard... looks like you ran out of room... Don't see where you can put the Fiberglas Rodder =P

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    Made the middle ground stake this weekend. IMG_0481.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mke View Post
    welcome aboard... looks like you ran out of room... Don't see where you can put the Fiberglas Rodder =P

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    it's on the list, might need a rooftop carrier soon.

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    This is how we locate our own paint. Trimble S5 robotic total station.
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    Quote Originally Posted by standing on the corner View Post
    This is how we locate our own paint. Trimble S5 robotic total station.
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    You may want to invest in some heavy duty springs or struts. You have an awesome set-up (no jealousy her whatsoever ) but your ride hangs a bit low in the back.
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    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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    You are lucky. Too many firms view the work vehicle as only an expense on the budget line. Try taking a pole and see how many here drive subcompact cars.

    It was I recall USIC soon after they opened that removed the air conditioners from vehicles to save gas. First they forgot or disregarded the ac boosted productivity and disregarded the dangers of heat stroke, this was summer in Texas. They did not consider that the laptops would overheat and fail stopping all work. After replacing burned out laptops they put the ac's back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProfessionalLocator View Post
    You are lucky. Too many firms view the work vehicle as only an expense on the budget line. Try taking a pole and see how many here drive subcompact cars.
    I was tasked in starting the designating department and they gave me the VP's old vehicle and I had to make it work. 120k on the ticker but still running strong. I have to squeeze my lunchbox down a little to get it in the truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by standing on the corner View Post
    I was tasked in starting the designating department and they gave me the VP's old vehicle and I had to make it work. 120k on the ticker but still running strong. I have to squeeze my lunchbox down a little to get it in the truck.
    I was for several years lucky enough to drive a 2005 Silverado, standard cab with a V6, given to S&N Locating by the construction division because the transmission was failing and they considered it worn out. We fixed the transmission and kept it running. After several more years they decided to scrap it, 250,000 miles and running great, in favor of one of the old subcompacts in the fleet only due to the POS car got better gas mileage. In the next 8 months went through 3 of the old POS subcompacts.

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    Got to try this out today. IMG_0509.jpg

    Worked great

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