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Should we call the location service?

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by Medina Signs, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. Medina Signs

    Medina Signs Old Member

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    Took this pic the other day while on site - Do we still need to locate the gas and electric?
     

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  2. Robert Armerding

    Robert Armerding Merchant Member

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    It is always a good idea to ask for location anytime you are working in a not familiar property. Too many times, it has been costly for those who did not ask.
     
  3. netsol

    netsol Active Member

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    in nj it is a criminal offense not to ( kind of like not wearing your mask)
     
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  4. 2B

    2B Very Active Member

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    anything deeper than 18" has to be confirmed in most of our areas

    plus a general rule of thumb, ALWAYS cover your back by having a paper trail.
     
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  5. Red Ball

    Red Ball Very Active Member

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    Always if over 18''. Period.
     
  6. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    What's the down side of calling it in? I'd wait for the call from the marking company and see if I could meet the guy on site, get some info on how deep those are and what they are.
     
  7. Mark Van Dillen

    Mark Van Dillen New Member

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    Move the sign over 2' past locates.
     
  8. petrosgraphics

    petrosgraphics Member

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    it should not cost you anything.stake it out , dig safe comes in , they will know exactly where it is going.
     
  9. SignosaurusRex

    SignosaurusRex Major Contributor

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    Always, always, always call the locator service! It costs nothing to do so. If you don't, and hit something... the costs of repairs to utility is on you or your next of kin. If the locator service fails on their end... it's on them, not you.
     
  10. netsol

    netsol Active Member

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    i hear NJ horror stories all the time
    a contractor friend was threatened with arrest after hitting a gas line
    state police were very nasty, until they investigated & realized his company HAD CALLED and the area was marked but the location service MISSED BY 92 FEET

    always better to call
     
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