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Jitterboogie
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At what point do you decide to call refusal for a pin setting excursion?

I bent 5 others far worse than this and decided on cutting off the top 3 inches of material at the bend and surrounded with rocks for additional indication of the point.....yes it's stable...try to move it...I dare you...

And go!

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Was surveying 19 miles of P-Line for a proposed County road through undeveloped high country and were required to set a hub&tack at every instrument station for control when we came back and cross sectioned, then maybe the next year set L-Line and catch stakes.  Yup, three summer's worth of surveying.

There was about a mile of solid volcanic basalt near the summit and we didn't carry rock setting gear so just painted & scribed those stations.  The boss didn't like it and sent us back to "set godd*m hubs like I told you to."  So we cashed some chips with the maintenance guys and bandsawed some 2" high square bottom hubs at their shop and requisitioned a gallon of two part epoxy.  Went back, hasped & trimmed the bottom of our "hubs" so they closely conformed to the rock, then glued the suckers in place.  I gotta admit, it looked magnificent.  Of course, the whole project fell through when the engineers donned their caps and concluded it would cost a million-billion dollars to punch that road through.  It was all a scam as a coupla County commissioners and the Director of Public Works had purchased acreage cheap near the summit for subdivision into summer cabin parcels, road access would make them a real estate gold mine.  Crooks.

A few years later I was hunting grouse up there and the "rock hubs" were still in fine shape.  Guess they'll be one of my few legacies as a surveyor.

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I bent 5 others far worse than this....

Yup, yer a glutton for punishment. 😉 

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What can I say, I want it done right. In the end the new lease parcels will make several hangar owners happy, and me for being full of enough P&V to still swing full size sledge's and shear off chunks of the rebar shapers with the angst and glee of a 25 yo......

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@jitterboogie

like I said.........

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@flga-2-2

 

You hiring?

 

Its another way to burn off the anxiety I have now my Surveyor is officially gone. New one is allegedly on the way, just got his license 30 days ago. Should be interesting....

 

 

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@jitterboogie be kind to the young one.

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@brad-ott absolutely I absolutely respect the license he has to earn the respect as a person though

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I used to have a monster bosch in the truck for such tasks. The 18v ryobi does just as good now. 

Brute force was the solution, but I don't want to void the warranty on my new shoulders or elbows. or left hand. or neck...

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Fair. Those probably ran about $25 to 30k each.

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@jitterboogie

JB,

I really appreciate your determination, resolve and focus on the job at hand. You, obviously, exemplify the traits of a great surveyor. My Brother. I have encountered similar situations. Had to reload and go bigger.

I recall digging up a 1" iron pipe in an asphalt covered, concrete paved street. It was not only 1" O.D., it was 1" long. The map said 18" long.

I was just reminiscing today, after listening to a rehash of some of the "clone" legends of the Jim Rome Show. I will not bore the public with the explanations of the JRS "clones".

I wonder what TDD and/or Mr. Binge, from the old P_B Site, would think of your efforts. I recall those dudes were pretty tough on help. Even without proper hydration, their guys would have to get that stuff in the ground without a whimper. And walk back to the truck for the 8 pounder and a star drill. Not water!

Memories have become very enjoyable these last few years.

JA, PLS, SoCal

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I hit the lifetime max (500k) for one insurer then started going to the VA. Last shoulder was zero copay...

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500k wasn't just the Sx, that sounds like PT and all the rest, but Jesus cripple on a hickory stick, that's a lot of bread to repair, 5.5 mil more and you could be Steve Austin, surely. 😎 

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18 rounds of cut and paste, but honestly I don't feel most of it. Aches and pains for sure but most everything works. Modern medicine is awesome...

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Was that from bending rebar haphazard like or did you have the misfortune of testing the safety restraining and cage of the vapor venting horse replacing carriages of death?

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Repeatedly exceeding the manufacturers recommendations...

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Probably because of this....

q1

😎

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