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Pipe Wrench Thoughts

Discussion in 'Tools and Test Equip' started by Raymond Moreno Jr, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. doc havoc

    doc havoc A cunning linguist

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    Speaking of protecting gas lines, the Minneapolis/St. Paul area installed a bunch of new plastic gas lines using directional boring. Many of these lines inadvertently intersected/penetrated sewer/waste lines. The problem was identified while a plumber was grinding out a drain and cut through the gas line!
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  2. Chuck

    Chuck SSP

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    I see those guys pushing in gas lines and wonder how they know they’re not hitting other utilities
     
  3. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    In order to get gas service to a house here, in the final phase they send a camera down the sewer line to see if they pushed a gas line thru it.
     
  4. mike1020

    mike1020 entitled millennial

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    We had one of the supermarkets here, it was about five years old and lost a phase of power.

    The power company came and located the break under the parking lot. They dug it up and found the gas line had been pushed right through the underground power cables and had took a big chunk out of one and knicked another. The dirt was all burnt from where they had been arcing, lol
     
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  5. Zman

    Zman Hanging by a Thread

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    High Voltage Electric Spark and High Pressure Gas? That's a Good Mix.
     
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  6. Zman

    Zman Hanging by a Thread

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    The Gas Street Department called that thingy the Hog! They'd sent it though the ground with a new line in tow and hoped they wouldn't run into a rock or tree root! Some of the old Utility marking drawings,water-gas-sewer-electric,weren't always accurate after 50 years.
     
  7. oroy54

    oroy54 New Member

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    Joey, you have a rich soil in electrolytes.
     
  8. oroy54

    oroy54 New Member

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    Fire hydrants are like that also, color coded for pressure and whether the water is potable or not.
     
  9. Chuck

    Chuck SSP

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    Do you have wet barrel hydrants down there? Or are they all dry barrel like us
     
  10. oroy54

    oroy54 New Member

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    They are dry. NFP code.