Call Before You Dig! Really! (More Pottyology)

Seven Pipes to avoid-three gas lines and four water lines

Mama don’t let your babies grow up to be plumbers!

I was called to deal with some bathroom problems at a local office and the Sewer Rooter Guys arrived to help
untangle everything.

Observe what they found. What you see in this picture is a total of seven pipes ABOVE the broken cast iron drain pipe behind the building.

Three of the pipes are gas lines and four are water lines.

The paint locator marks could not begin to do justice to this forest of metal two feet underground, but they helped.

For best results everything was dug by hand with greatest care to avoid damage to any of the lines.

A good time was had by all.

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2 comments
  1. Do people really drill or excavate without calling the utility locator services these days.

    • handyguy said:

      Given the number of notices I get in the mail, at this point everyone who should know probably does…

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