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Today we had a sewer to connect into main in road. We get started & gas company shows up to do gas connection. Both of us had police set up for traffic control. They need 2 hour notice for cancellation so neither of us was leaving. Trenches were 15' apart. Lucky sewer was only 5' deep. Of course it was directly under gas main with 6" separation. Next, drill doesn't want to work. Finally got it going (bad GFI in house) & finish job. Thankfully gas guys were good to work with. One guy on their crew was a Yankee fan w/ yankee hardhat, tattoo & earring giving all us Red Sox fans a hard time. I went to my truck & told him he could have my hardhat (huge Yankees suck sticker). Why does it seem these types of days always happen on Mondays.
 

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Capra Aegagrus
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Why does it seem these types of days always happen on Mondays.
Hey, it's bad enough that we have to set aside one day out of every week for that stuff. And you want to let it trespass on other days too? :laughing:

What I hate is when it happens on a Friday, and you have the whole weekend to fester about making all good on Monday.
 

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Today we had a sewer to connect into main in road. We get started & gas company shows up to do gas connection. Both of us had police set up for traffic control. They need 2 hour notice for cancellation so neither of us was leaving. Trenches were 15' apart. Lucky sewer was only 5' deep. Of course it was directly under gas main with 6" separation. Next, drill doesn't want to work. Finally got it going (bad GFI in house) & finish job. Thankfully gas guys were good to work with. One guy on their crew was a Yankee fan w/ yankee hardhat, tattoo & earring giving all us Red Sox fans a hard time. I went to my truck & told him he could have my hardhat (huge Yankees suck sticker). Why does it seem these types of days always happen on Mondays.
Monday is the time tested day for everything that can go wrong or get :censored:ed up to happen. Usually... a bad monday is followed by a generally uneventful week... except in some cases where a bad monday is followed by an equally ****ty week... Hey if it makes you feel any better my monday sucked as well... guys crushed in a cesspool, got the bobcat stuck and nearly flipped the mini ex trying to get it out... Heres to hopeing that monday was the worst of it, if not ill meet you at the bar for drinks on friday...
 

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After how Sunday went i just puttered all day yesterday. I went and looked at a few jobs and ordered materials for others coming up. Sunday i tore open a few hydrolic lines under my mini-ex while digging stumps, leveling his yard and pushing some brush around. No way was i going to tear into it on a Monday, today I will be removing lines and replacing.
 

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Stud
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Today went much better. Tomorrow we are running water line at the same location. The water main is on the other side of the road. Since it's a high traffic road we are going to be bulleting under road. I always get a little nervous using the bullet. I've heard too many stories about guys losing the bullet, it going off line, or coming up thru road.
 

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amen to that chris... guess everyone had a fd up monday... thank god today was better, fixed the cesspool, dug in the swimming pool and had my guys tear out a nightdrop box... everythings good so far, lets hope the rest of the week stays this way
 

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Looks like it could be one of th ose weeks. Today, we are going to run water line from main to house. Due to heavy traffic, we have to bullet 20' under road to leave 1 lane open. The local water dept. wants to do tap & run copper but wants no part of anything else. We dig pit to expose water main & dig pit exposing sewer & gas so there are no problems. Water dept. sends 5 guys to do there part. After we have the bullet 10' across, one of the veteran water guy remembers there is an abandoned 6" water pipe between us & water main. At that point I realise we are screwed but keep going hoping we would miss old line. At 16' the bullet stops & we know what's up. We can't get the bullet to come back to us so we dig up the road to find bullet. Thank god it was only 4' away from the original pit we dug. Water dept. then does tap & leaves for lunch. We end up running the rest of pipe while ther gone put on curb stop & backfill. The builder is pissed since the bigger pit means we have to use more flow fill. I tell him to calm down. The bullet could of hit the pipe at angle & gone anywhere. We might still be digging the road looking for it. I've tried using bullet 3 times & it has never gone smoothly. Don't think i'll be using it again.
Thankfully we are spreading loam & rough grading driveway tomorrow. What could go wrong? :rolleyes:
 

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yeah ive only seen guys use the bullet a few times... it looks like its a freakin hairy job to say the least... last time i worked arround one it came up through the middle of the road... and sent asphault flying... nearly sh#t myself. Thank god the rest of the week was better... lets see how this one goes... heres to wishfull thinking
 
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