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Old 01-24-2013, 10:28 PM
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Originally Posted by txirrigation View Post
Check out the UT Belo Center, it is some pretty gnarly stuff.
I thought you were married to the prettiest gal in Austin, wha'cha looking at gnarlies for?
Jim- Totally agree, we always call in for the locate then double check with our own locating equipment. I have a policy that the man on the rock saw must locate all the utilities personally on site to double check the locate company.
You can't be too careful, that is a good policy to have and follow.
If it is a large site (cluster) I go and do a locate also. We also ask for any blue prints for the site, and older prints if something was demoed.
Good calls, the damage not only comes out of your pocket but production suffers also

Case and point, the picture I sent to you today was a locate on a private propane system for a resort. The company that was hired for the locate missed a leg of the propane line, which we would have trenched right through had we not checked. There were 8 500gal propane tanks linked together, that would have burned for a LONG time.
I like the 800 for sweep locates, there is no target ID that way but you know that there is a conductor in the ground and can refine the search for positive ID.

Glad to see a proactive attitude from a contractor!
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