RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Around the Campfire: Call before you dig

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Around the Campfire

Open Roads Forum  >  Around the Campfire  >  General Topics

 > Call before you dig

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev  |  Next
Sponsored By:
akaPedro

Garaged

Full Member

Joined: 11/03/2018

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/25/20 08:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

To the OP: Is there a permit involved and inspection of work, later on ?

aftermath

Washington State

Senior Member

Joined: 09/18/2005

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 04/25/20 09:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

NJRVer wrote:

Here in NJ free and it doesn't matter who owns the property because the power co, phone co, cable co, water co, gas co, sewer all own their individual lines and it is in their best interest to not have them cut.


Same here in Washington. Having a small section of fence replaced after some wind damage. Saw the local utility guy here looking for gas and electric buried lines. This is the way it should be. We do pay taxes in this state that some others might not but we have benefits too. This could be one of those pay me now, or pay me later kind of things. Looks like you will have to ante up if you intend to follow the law.


2017 Toyota Tundra, Double Cab, 5.7L V8
2006 Airstream 25 FB SE
Equalizer Hitch

2oldman

Mecca

Senior Member

Joined: 04/15/2001

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/25/20 10:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

akaPedro wrote:

To the OP: Is there a permit involved and inspection of work, later on ?
No.

I filled out a locate request online just to see what would happen. One question is "please provide driving directions to your house."

Seriously? Coming from where? You don't have a smartphone or gps? I can't recall a service person of any kind ever asking me directions to my house.

* This post was last edited 04/25/20 02:33pm by 2oldman *   View edit history

naturist

Lynchburg, VA

Senior Member

Joined: 04/24/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Online
Posted: 04/25/20 04:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2oldman wrote:

One question is "please provide driving directions to your house."


"Turn left on Jonesboro Road, I'm the third house on the right." Seems pretty simple to me. Whattya mean, it was left, not right? It was right the way I come in, I can't help you came from the other way, that's on you, not me.





bid_time

Michigan

Senior Member

Joined: 08/18/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/25/20 05:54pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

naturist wrote:

2oldman wrote:

One question is "please provide driving directions to your house."


"Turn left on Jonesboro Road, I'm the third house on the right." Seems pretty simple to me. Whattya mean, it was left, not right? It was right the way I come in, I can't help you came from the other way, that's on you, not me.
Its really not that difficult, how about north side of Bridge Road 1/4 mile east of River Road.





2oldman

Mecca

Senior Member

Joined: 04/15/2001

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/25/20 06:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Must be a liability thing.

bucky

Raleigh metro

Senior Member

Joined: 05/07/2003

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 04/26/20 08:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

More like the IT guys that run this place and haven't updated anything in 15 years.


2005 Cummins 3500 2WD LB quad cab dually pulling a 2014 Blue Ridge 3025RL


jimh425

Western MT

Senior Member

Joined: 06/11/2006

View Profile





Online
Posted: 04/26/20 09:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In MT, they come out on private land. There’s also an internet based web form to fill out.

They really don’t want you to take out the electricity/phone for the area. In my case, the local phone company came out even though I don’t use the landline. I’m sure it’s the same reason. They don’t want the lines taken out. If you have a well, I can see why they won’t check the water.

If there is a meter at the road, then you probably can make a logical guess about where it came to the house. Who knows, but logic is likely right. Also, if they require permitting, I’d expect drawings to be available through that department or maybe the builder.

Good luck getting it handled.


'10 Ford F-450, 6.4, 4.30, 4x4, 14,500 GVWR, '06 Host Rainer 950 Dbl Slide, Torklift Talon tiedowns, Glow Steps, and Fastguns. Bilstein 4600s, Firestone Air Bags, Hankook DH-01 225/19.5 Fs, Curt front hitch, Energy Suspension bump stops.


2oldman

Mecca

Senior Member

Joined: 04/15/2001

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 04/26/20 12:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jimh425 wrote:

if they require permitting, I’d expect drawings to be available through that department or maybe the builder.
You'd think so, but not around here. Fortunately the previous owner lives near here and came out yesterday and showed me to the best of his memory where things are. I'll be going right over a gas and water line which *should* be at least 2' down.

Old-Biscuit

Verde Valley

Senior Member

Joined: 06/20/2009

View Profile



Posted: 05/01/20 12:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here in AZ locating utilities are FREE up to property line
Water company will ID/Mark water supply to meter
Gas company will ID/Mark gas supply to meter
Cable company will ID/Mark up to cable box
Irrigation water will 'guess' up to property line shutoff valve box
Phone company is only one that will ID/Mark phone line all the way to Junction Box on backside of house.

Water /gas / cable / irrigation beyond property line are home owners responsibility....hire private locator or just dig and pay for any damages.

Phone company is responsible up to Junction Box on house........after that it's up to home owner


Is it time for your medication or mine?


2007 DODGE 3500 QC SRW 5.9L CTD In-Bed 'quiet gen'
2007 HitchHiker II 32.5 UKTG 2000W Xantex Inverter
On the Road Debt Free April '07
Off the road still Debt Free Jan. '14

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 3  
Prev  |  Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Around the Campfire  >  General Topics

 > Call before you dig
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Around the Campfire


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.