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Re: I dug thorugh the electric line, phone, and water line
« Reply #20 on: April 19, 2015, 08:17:57 PM »
do you guys not have diggers hotline? it cost you nothing to have everything marked plus if something gets hit that was'nt marked correctly they pay for repairs.
 earlier this week we had everything marked from the ditch up around the buildings,for the mill expansion. we take pictures with our phones ,that way if marks or flags get desturbed we still have the photos.
Yes we have digrite. As I said the only thing that was a problem was the phone and since it was going to an old trailer that was being torn down and he had a new and SEPERATE line going to the new house he wasn't worried about it. They couldn't have located the water anyway. It was also going to the dead trailer. I use Digrite any where else I dig, even for a post hole.
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Re: I dug thorugh the electric line, phone, and water line
« Reply #21 on: April 19, 2015, 10:36:03 PM »
MM,  I bet you do have some tales to tell working with the phone company.
Actually the "Magicman" nickname came from my troubleshooting days.  ;)
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Re: I dug thorugh the electric line, phone, and water line
« Reply #22 on: April 19, 2015, 10:41:20 PM »
It used to be Miss Dig here in Mich. but I think it's called something else now.  They will only find utility owned lines.  If you bury a line from the house to your garage and forget where it's at you're on your own  ;D :)
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Re: I dug thorugh the electric line, phone, and water line
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2015, 11:41:32 AM »
They will come on private property here, hit a gas line the operator is just as dead.
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Re: I dug thorugh the electric line, phone, and water line
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2015, 12:09:40 PM »
Everything buried on my place that is active was put there by me, so I know where all of it is.  I need to draw a map showing all of it for the benefit of future occupants.  Before I replaced the water system about 15 years ago, it seemed like I hit a water line every time I dug a hole.  All of it was black plastic pipe and randomly placed.

When we put the new home across the road, I had to extend the water line over here.  The graded county road runs through the middle of our land, and a phone cable runs down the middle of it.  I got permission from the county and call the locators out to mark the cable.  He showed up early the next morning and spray painted the dirt road. I saw him as he was leaving and went out for a look.  The first thing I saw was the road grader coming!   :o :o  I grabbed a tape and took a measurement from the mailbox post just before he obliterated the markings.  8) :D :D
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Re: I dug thorugh the electric line, phone, and water line
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2015, 08:41:07 PM »
when I put new lines on my place I take pictures of them with measurements from landmarks that won't be moved and print hard copies and make an album.
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