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it’s always nice to see what our brothers are doing..
I used to get into big jobs but that was years ago, now my service work is pretty easy/boring compared to what you’re into.

This is a Tango special, that I came across today.

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Every day he gets a little better! This one even has a trap!
 

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Another hole photo. Down the hill the guys go. Inspector (engineering firm working for city) insisted in his heavy Russian accent on a 10' head. I happened to stop in while the inspector was there and I asked him for advice on how to get that 10' head he was looking for. We were full up to cleanout at the top of the hill.

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Another hole photo. Down the hill the guys go. Inspector (engineering firm working for city) insisted in his heavy Russian accent on a 10' head. I happened to stop in while the inspector was there and I asked him for advice on how to get that 10' head he was looking for. We were full up to cleanout at the top of the hill.

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We’ve had inspectors insist on the 10’ head on outdoor systems and we glue a 10’ pipe in at the top of the run and ratchet strap it to an 8’ ladder. It holds the pipe steady and he can climb up if he feels so inclined to check the water
 

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Send him to Texas! We'll whip him into shape. Plenty of shovel work and tiny crawlspaces here.
He actually likes crawl spaces, and digging! Last summer, or the summer after we had our main line replaced he asked if he could dig a hole in the back yard. Since it was all torn up I said sure, as long as it wasn’t where the new line is. He dug down about 6’ by hand. Clay/dirt mix. He found all kinds of treasures (trash from when the house was built).
 

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More holes today, just outside of a star buck's drive through is leaking joint between 6" dip and 6" c900 pipe. Looks like they used a wrap around clamp to secure the joint. This job is about to get much bigger,

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Just above the green pipe you can see the wrap around clamp. This job will cross $20k before we are finished.
 

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He actually likes crawl spaces, and digging! Last summer, or the summer after we had our main line replaced he asked if he could dig a hole in the back yard. Since it was all torn up I said sure, as long as it wasn’t where the new line is. He dug down about 6’ by hand. Clay/dirt mix. He found all kinds of treasures (trash from when the house was built).
When I was a kid I used to dig foxholes for fun, even built a bunker. The roof was old railroad ties, sticks in the gaps, pine boughs, then sod. Only one small hole to get in/out. I poured gas in and lit it when a racoon started living in it. I was a naughty child. I also dug a hole big enough to fit a car in. As I got older I used most of the dirt to build a bmx track.

I even dug up our nice sideyard because I had started finding marbles. Found about 40 in all. My mother freaked when I started digging under a retaining wall.
 

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Overnight job means you lose a day of work. Shutting down a shopping center requires a ton of prep and planning. Returning Monday night to hydrovac everything clean. We will bring lots of ductile iron and c900 parts and pipe. That means two overnights so two days of work lost.

Hydrovac will be $2k +. Cut and haul away curb, everything bankfilled with compacted crusher run.
 

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When I was a kid I used to dig foxholes for fun, even built a bunker. The roof was old railroad ties, sticks in the gaps, pine boughs, then sod. Only one small hole to get in/out. I poured gas in and lit it when a racoon started living in it. I was a naughty child. I also dug a hole big enough to fit a car in. As I got older I used most of the dirt to build a bmx track.

I even dug up our nice sideyard because I had started finding marbles. Found about 40 in all. My mother freaked when I started digging under a retaining wall.
You must be part groundhog lololololol
 
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