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pam

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Underground lines
« on: April 17, 2016, 09:42:40 AM »

We're planning a deck project and called Miss Dig, who cleared us of all public utility lines in the area. We know there's a line from our house to the garage for electric and gas, but since it's a private line, it doesn't get marked. The line was already there when we bought the house and since it was a foreclosure, there was no one to ask on where the line runs. How does one locate a line like this? Would a metal detector pick this up or is there any tool we could use to find this?
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2016, 10:40:31 AM »

If it's done legal it will be 18 inches deep, I doubt a metal detector will find it. Turn the breaker off and hope for the best when drilling holes. :-)

Maybe you could find someone with a 60 Hz detector like this guy has.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7lUpgKASxCU
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Re: Underground lines
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2016, 11:37:15 AM »

If you can locate where the lines leave the house and where they enter the garage you might guess it's a pretty straight shot.  But like Tiny says, turn off breaker and shut off gas and pray for the best.
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Re: Underground lines
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2016, 08:01:43 AM »

Looks like things are working on the site again... 

I thought maybe Pam's crew hit the cable line that feeds the server ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Underground lines
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2016, 08:38:47 AM »

If you can locate where the lines leave the house and where they enter the garage you might guess it's a pretty straight shot.  But like Tiny says, turn off breaker and shut off gas and pray for the best.

Hopefully pam is enjoying her deck by now.  Blue2 is right in that in most cases they will 'usually' go in a straight line but I have seen some crazy jobs done over the years (probably have done a few myself too) so for safety turn off the utilities.

I was doing some work in FL and I cut through a water line with a reciprocating saw...   fortunately it was double insulated!!!  I'd been fooling around with the city water valve the day before and couldn't get it to shut off.  But with water going everywhere I managed the little 'extra' it took to get it off in just a minute or so.  Once everything was dried out there was no major damage.  I went to the big box store and got a few couplings and a short piece of pipe and had it fixed in 20 minutes. 
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Re: Underground lines
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2016, 09:23:56 AM »

Looks like things are working on the site again... 

I thought maybe Pam's crew hit the cable line that feeds the server ;D ;D ;D

Funny!!!

I think someone might have hacked into the server and destroyed it by what i heard.
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2016, 09:56:41 AM »

Funny!!!

I think someone might have hacked into the server and destroyed it by what i heard.

I did see a short blurb on their news site about MT being down and that it was an ongoing server issue.

With all the servers in the world out there to hack into why would anyone want to hack into this one?

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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2016, 10:02:02 AM »

I did see a short blurb on their news site about MT being down and that it was an ongoing server issue.

With all the servers in the world out there to hack into why would anyone want to hack into this one?





Found the link:

http://www.monroenews.com/news/20160422/monroetalks-server-being-worked-on
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