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Was at one of my rental properties early this morning, had some extra time, so decided to relocate a gate for one of the tenants. I knew there was a gas line in the area because I had installed it myself last year (tracer wire too). I didn’t want to drive home (10 miles) to get a tone generator figuring I wasn’t going to dig and hitting that line by driving a post would be one chance in a million. After the gas company arrived this afternoon and quoted between $800 and $1000 for the repair, I decided to do the repair myself. Drove 120 miles to get a connector. It’s 11:00 PM here and I just got out of the shower. So, how was your day……….??? Is this a perfect hit or what..? I couldn’t do that again on a bet. http://home.att.net/~herb.niewender/gas-seq.jpg

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MPH
Herb, thats 2nd chance in a million, about 15 years ago I was forming a sidewalk and drove a steak right though newly laid 3 in conduet, not to be discovered til latter when the ground was froozen and the elec. crew was tryin to pull wires. unhappy campers to say the least. Nice shot though!!!!!MPH

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dlcentral
Herb, I guess it's not just me that this kind of stuff happens to. Now why couldn't you have that type of luck with the lottery ? I guess that " Murphy " paid you a visit. His laws are so true. Well, we all know what you are doing today. How are the new toys ? Have you had a chance to try them out ? Good luck, ( scratch that ) I guess you allready have good luck and go buy yourself a lotery ticket. Maybe it's your time to win, Al

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PGL
Herb, that's a heck of a way to use up that "extra time" you had. I've usually found that when I didn't have enough time to do something the "right" way, I always had enough time to do it over. Thanks for sharing. Peter.

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Al
Herb, A year ago the same thing happened to a copper LP line around Martinsberg Ia. The LP seeped back along the line and into the basement. The house blew up and killed about 5 and injured a bunch of people that were there for a Sunday get together. My own experience, my 35 years ago my 5 year old son was driving a cold chisel in the ground and pulling it out. I came by and said: "You had better move over there, there is a phone line to the shop in this area. Guess What, 2 holes in a 10 x 10 area, and no more phone in the garage. He was good. Thanks for sharing. Makes us all think. Al E

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TimE
Several years ago, I was installing a water spigot in my house. I had to drill a hole through the sheathing and siding. I drilled right into the electric stove line. Never knew that you could arc weld with a drill bit. Live and learn.

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