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James Fleming
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I'm looking for less common colors...purple, light and dark green/blue for a solar project that needs about 20 different color combinations to mark the different post size/depth/type.

Any ideas?

 
Posted : January 25, 2023 6:46 am
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https://stakechasers.com/collections/stake-chasers

You're probably going to have a hard time finding anything other than the standard APWA colors that utility companies use.

 
Posted : January 25, 2023 7:12 am
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I don’t know, but since you can get flagging in most any color, stripe and dot; use flagging stakes. You can also write all of those specifics on the stake. If you have a field person that can write Spanish, your contractor will love you. Good luck.

 
Posted : January 25, 2023 8:08 am

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James Fleming
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Posted by: @hi-staker

You're probably going to have a hard time finding anything other than the standard APWA colors that utility companies use.

The client's not small- they build utility scale solar nationwide; I told them if they are doing this elsewhere find out where your other surveyors are getting these colors.   

 
Posted : January 25, 2023 8:29 am
James Fleming
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Posted by: @oldpacer

use flagging stakes. You can also write all of those specifics on the stake.

The industry standard for solar construction is to use color coded whiskers on 60d nails; then the installer coordinates the post type and length to the color code.

 
Posted : January 25, 2023 8:48 am
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Ok, I understand that; the worker sees dark magenta and knows which item to pull off off the truck, how high to leave it and which direction to point it; sees a light magenta and does something totally different.

 

My brother worked for US Home, building huge subdivisions with four homes; the blue one, the green one, the red one and the yellow one. Any time there was a question with the slab, stairs, or roof; all he had to say was ”the blue one” and everyone know what to do.

 
Posted : January 25, 2023 8:52 am

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RADAR
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I'm sure you could get Berntsen to make what you want; for a price...


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Posted : January 25, 2023 9:04 am
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I used pink whiskers and put a lath next to it so the construction guys have targets!   Then come back and restake, and restake, and restake......

 
Posted : January 25, 2023 9:26 am
James Fleming
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@scotland It's the old joke...if your lost in the woods just set a stake marked "Control Point - Please Save".  Then in five or ten minutes when the loader operator knock it out, just follow him.

 
Posted : January 25, 2023 9:35 am

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Williwaw
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Spray paint them any color you need in batches? 

 
Posted : January 25, 2023 9:40 am
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John Putnam
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Blackburn has a good selection at www.blackburnflag.com

 
Posted : January 25, 2023 10:23 am
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@williwaw 

Get some of that plaid paint to be outstanding.

 
Posted : January 25, 2023 11:54 am

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Posted by: @holy-cow

@williwaw 

Get some of that plaid paint to be outstanding.

was leaning more either azure, aqua or maybe teal. Turquoise would be nice for that personalized touch.

 

 
Posted : January 25, 2023 2:37 pm
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Posted by: @williwaw

Spray paint them any color you need in batches? 

 

Or just spray the stakes

 

 
Posted : January 25, 2023 2:39 pm
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Posted by: @williwaw

Posted by: @holy-cow

@williwaw 

Get some of that plaid paint to be outstanding.

was leaning more either azure, aqua or maybe teal. Turquoise would be nice for tht personalized touch.

 

 

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Posted : January 25, 2023 3:15 pm

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