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Old 05-16-2019, 04:48 AM   #51
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Youíd really freak out to know that shared ditches are common. Iíve run water, electric, telephone and gas all in a combined ditch on several large commercial projects.


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Joint trench. Every apartment complex in San Antonio is done this way. Maybe other cities.

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Old 05-16-2019, 04:52 AM   #52
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Good idea. My dad also said to put galvanized wire in the ditch about 6 inch from the top so you can find it with a metal detector.
Not necessary if there is water. Water witching will locate it easily.

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Old 05-16-2019, 06:52 AM   #53
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Youíd really freak out to know that shared ditches are common. Iíve run water, electric, telephone and gas all in a combined ditch on several large commercial projects.


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Donít forget to throw some fiber lines in there too. Those are great fun to see a trackhoe pull out.

Took the phone company a week straight to fix that contractors screw up.


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Old 05-16-2019, 12:29 PM   #54
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I advise against putting them in same ditch. Water and electric don't mix.
Not in the construction business, are ya?

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That is funny . Big price difference.

The 0000 designation is actually pronounced like aught...yup like thirty aught six.

You would be asking for 4 aught wire. AWG stands for american wire gauge.
I didnít rub it in by asking how much he paid for it.
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