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Old 03-10-2012, 08:47 PM   #11
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I have used bent coat hangers in straws and it gets me close. If I can I will cut the line and fish tracing wire through and use my brick and scout locator, I have had great luck both ways.


I've had great success with the coat hangers, but then I've handed them right across to another, can't get them to work for nothing.
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So, when you put the sewer cable in the potable water line...is it new, used or disinfected?

I think I'll just go take a drink from the water hose in the bed of my truck.
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We've been required to run an 18 gauge blue on all new water services for about a year now. I just zip tie it to the line every 2 or 3 feet and call it good.
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So, when you put the sewer cable in the potable water line...is it new, used or disinfected?

I think I'll just go take a drink from the water hose in the bed of my truck.
Used without disinfection adds more flavor and character to the water....
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We've been required to run an 18 gauge blue on all new water services for about a year now. I just zip tie it to the line every 2 or 3 feet and call it good.







We are required to do the same with underground plastic gas line. But no tracer wire required with buried plastic water lines.
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We are required to do the same with underground plastic gas line. But no tracer wire required with buried plastic water lines.
We need a minimum 18 gauge yellow tracer wire for gas piping.
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If I have to locate a non-metallic line, we dig up the line aand run a fish tape thru it and clamp on the locator.
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