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Da Beak

Utility Locator

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Anyone know of, or recommend an Underground Utility Locater in the SW Metro area? I'm having a couple of trees removed and the stumps ground out, and one of the trees is near our propane tank. I need to locate the line before we grind. Gopher State will only do Public Utilities, not private.

Thanks,

Bob

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When you call Gopher, they schedule for all underground utilities to be located. It may require several different locators to mark gas/water/phone etc. I had my yard done two years ago.

Last month, I had to have the gas line relocated. Xcel took care of the call. Marks were made all over my yard to clear it for the new line.

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Last month, I had to have the gas line relocated. Xcel took care of the call. Marks were made all over my yard to clear it for the new line.

Propane or Natural Gas? We have propane, and Gopher said they wouldn't touch it as it was considered a "private" utility. They told me I need to contact an independent locater, or to try my LP provider. I tried the provider, and was told the same thing. Contact an independent. I'm really struggling trying to find someone. Hmmm, might be a good side job?

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maybe borrow a metal detector, i assume your gas line

is copper.

randy

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What is the material of the line? About how long is the line. Can't you eyeball it and then hand dig in the area to find it?

I could probably help you out since I do some locating, but I am not a contractor, and I cannot provide any insurance. I would try and see if it will work.

If its copper or another metal it should trace pretty easily since thats the same as the water lines I'm used to working with.

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Check the old DEX yellow pages as they list 6 under "Utilities Underground-Locating" . Haven't used one for a couple of years and I can't find the invoices from them to give you a name. I think it was about $100 to locate in both of my cases which were the main electrical line from the house to a detached garage. These were both for deck footings and one was to be right where the line ran. He pin pointed it at that point almost to the inch in terms of location and depth.

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Got it done guys. Thanks for the help and the offers. I found someone local who wanted a "side job." wink

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