On 8/30/2010 12:56 AM, Mickey Baker wrote:
> Cable locating has been in place many years.
> When I was an engineering CO-OP student working at BellSouth doing location
> (many years ago), our rule was that we ONLY located the easement. We did not
> locate drops - the underground wires to customer's premises - once they
> departed the easement. In some places, the easement went to the customer's
> building (for apartments, commercial buildings, etc.) but it was narrow and
> marked on the plat.
Around here they mark the lines all the way to where they enter the
house. It's far easier and cheaper to mark them than repair them.
I have two gas lines, two electrical feeds, one cable, one telephone,
and one water...all underground. They definitely do not want you digging
into a gas line. They marked them all, each service with a different
colored row of flags.
> Good luck, if you get a friendly utility guy, he might hook you up with a
> Mickey N4MB
> On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 12:43 AM, Blake Bowers<firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> is now nationwide.
>> They do not NORMALLY mark private lines, they only mark
>> member utilities. They are paid by the utilities, and in some areas
>> you may have 3 or more different locators come out, as some
>> utilities do their own.
>> I use this service in many different states, in many areas, and each
>> one is just a little different than the others.
>> You can call them and ask if they mark private lines in your area.
>> Don't take your organs to heaven,
>> heaven knows we need them down here!
>> Be an organ donor, sign your donor card today.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "M. Castellano"<email@example.com>
>> Sent: Sunday, August 29, 2010 10:26 AM
>> Subject: [TowerTalk] cable locating
>>> Every state by law has a free "Call Before You Dig" service funded by the
>>> utilities. It will be either an "800" number, or in some place (like
>>> Tennessee) simply dial 811.
>>> You tell them you are running a trench and there are cables in the area.
>>> They come out and in within an hour they have your cables flagged.
>>> they have been here two or three times , and marked out my three 1500 ft
>>> No need to rent ($$) equipment for something that is provided for. :)
>>> Mike KM1R
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