"My" area is now AL, in process of moving to GA. ;-) Vermont is too cold,
too long, and the Democrats, too incredible.
I presume they use back hoes. Why not, they're needed for the
On 5/29/2012 10:00 PM, email@example.com wrote:
yeah, i suppose. I was just thinking of the 440' i'm gonna run to the
horse area from my existing hydrant. A 4" wide trench 30" deep with a
trencher that goes about as fast as a slow walk is a hellofalot better
than having to backhoe that distance. <G>
remove the "not" from my address to email
I live at the NJ shore, not a severe winter environment
at all. Water pipes are routinely buried 4 ft here. At
18 to 24" we'd be having frozen pipes. Here's a map
that shows the frost line for the continental USA.
Just real for YOU (and admitedly many others) - but not THE real
world. In THE real world there exists many "strange" things - like
Permafrost. And all kinds of other situations that do not exist in
YOUR sheltered corner of the globe.
I don't know nothin' but in this day and age, is there no tool to find
your leak before you dig. They invent new stuff all the time.
How deep is the pipe? Is the dirt wet some place? Can you hammer a
rod, (steel or maybe wood, pointed maybe, thin maybe) into the dirt
and see if it comes out wet, like using a straw to tell if a cake is
Can you call the city water department and ask how they find leaks?
Ask if they can do it for you. If not, ask if they can tell you a
private plumber who will do it, or what words to use when shopping.
He can find the leak and you can do the digging, etc. Just tell him
upfront what you are hiring him for. And read whatever you sign.
Have you called Miss Utility, or whateve they call it there, to have
them mark your electric, gas, phone, etc. to make sure you don't
pierce or cut other utilities when you probe or dig? It's free.
I live in rural Oregon. No one out here has leak detection equipment.
I did talk to the water department and they bluntly told me it wasn't
there problem, go fix it myself and don't bug them about it. I talked
to a few plumbers, and the only outfits with acoustic leak detectors
are in the city, and it would cost more to have them come here to find
a leak than to just replace the pipes :(
I guess this company advertises fairly often, but last night I really
notice that they were saying, "Let us inspect your ppes with a camera
instead of a back-hoe." I'm sure they were rerferring to drain
pipes, not supply pipes, but it was still a coincidence and an example
of how people notice whatever is current in their lives.
I over reacted a bit. Oops, sorry.
Christopher A. Young
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