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    Quote Originally Posted by RD_Wrangler View Post
    What the hell is a tunneling spade? Damn yankees

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    Thats a sharpshooter xD

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    So my question is what the heck is a trouble team? You seriously have a team that goes out and helps with problem locates? Seriously?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turk182 View Post
    In East Texas that's called a "gilldooky" - a sharpshooter in the rest of the state.
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    I actually thought he was joking!!! hahhahhhahhahah
    Quote Originally Posted by RD_Wrangler View Post
    What the hell is a tunneling spade? Damn yankees
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilder View Post
    So my question is what the heck is a trouble team? You seriously have a team that goes out and helps with problem locates? Seriously?
    We don't call it that here for gas. PNG just brings a fleet out with them. I had to chance to see it in my area once. Because they are extremely slow about coming out and doing anything if they do anything at all.

    They came out with 7 dump trucks, a track hoe, a army of pipehorn locators, and a few chevy s10's. I was like wow all I had was a 50' stretch of unlocatable main and this gas service at this house.

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    I WAS joking. It's a sharpshooter! :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by sprayandpray View Post
    In East Texas that's called a "gilldooky" - a sharpshooter in the rest of the state.
    dude .....please explain THAT to me!!! ahhahahahhahhahahhah
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    Where I come from that tool is called a Track Shovel, it cleans the tracks of the locator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprayandpray View Post
    I don't believe you can induce a poly line without a tracer wire even using a Pipehorn. That would be more like witching than locating.
    True, i guess I should rephrase, they were not missing just could not be found by digging, most had been paved and we were not allowed to chip away the asphalt or concrete to dig. He did find a few though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yahoo View Post
    dude .....please explain THAT to me!!! ahhahahahhahhahahhah
    Hell Yahoo, those East Texas folks have a different culture and language than the rest of Texas. Sort of a mix of Ozark Hillbillies and Cajuns!!!
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    hahahhahahhah good one dude!!! ................hey ...that's some of my people....hahhahahhahhahha
    Quote Originally Posted by sprayandpray View Post
    Hell Yahoo, those East Texas folks have a different culture and language than the rest of Texas. Sort of a mix of Ozark Hillbillies and Cajuns!!!
    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilder View Post
    So my question is what the heck is a trouble team? You seriously have a team that goes out and helps with problem locates? Seriously?
    We have a trouble team , that consists of guys with enough experience and knowledge that are able to use equipment a lot of locators are not trained to use, and they run on utilities that a tech cannot get to run well enough to put paint on. Tech marks all that they can, troubles what they cant, trouble guy notifies contractor, sets up a time to run the tkt, and has access to utility company operations guys, so in the end we can get whatever the issue is resolved and actually be able to tone it out. Also have our own vac crew that is usually part of the process.

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    I love that avatar photo!

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    I've dug up a slew of plastic mains, and brought up a wire because it previously had no hook-up points, and the area was so congested. It's amazing how many CATV feeders and drops I've found that were plowed in directly over a plastic main (Making your pipehorn worthless in this instance), either because the main had been mis-marked , or not marked at all when the CATV line was installed. Unfortunately, we don't have the turn back option. Let me rephrase that..... We DIDN"T have the turn back option.

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