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Old 03-20-2020, 07:07 PM
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I came home today and found 2 pink (utility?) flags on my, and neighbors lawn. One in the front and back yard each. You can tell that the sod was raised and reset where the flags are.
Anyone know what this is about, neither of us has called digsafe or anything and there was no note left.
??????
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This (or at least something similar) happened to us last summer, an underground Comcast cable line needed to be replaced. They dug up sod about every 25 feet and somehow shot a conduit from hole to hole and then strung the new cable through. It made a little mess, but grew back very quickly and now we can't even notice it.
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They did that at my house a few months ago. There was no conduit, just direct burial cable. Some guy came by and by hand using what looked like a garden spade dug a slit in the lawn about 18" at at shot about 100' to the Comcast demarc in back of my house and one house over. They were replacing cable drops. We came home just as he was finishing.
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They did that at my house a few months ago. There was no conduit, just direct burial cable. Some guy came by and by hand using what looked like a garden spade dug a slit in the lawn about 18" at at shot about 100' to the Comcast demarc in back of my house and one house over. They were replacing cable drops. We came home just as he was finishing.
That is to replace the cable drops that go to homes. The Main Cable that services a long run of homes is different and is a more substantial cable that has easements and is run along the back of homes (at least where we live).
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Reybemis1,
Here is the color chart for the little flags:
Utility markings
In the United States, the American Public Works Association (APWA) Uniform Color Codes for temporary marking of underground utilities are listed below:[13]
Red electric power lines, cables, conduit, and lighting cables

Orange telecommunication, alarm or signal lines, cables, or conduit

Yellow natural gas, oil, steam, petroleum, or other gaseous or flammable material

Green sewers and drain lines
Blue drinking water
Purple reclaimed water, irrigation, and slurry lines

Pink temporary survey markings, unknown/unidentified facilities
White proposed excavation limits or route
Some municipalities use the pink paint to make lines and codes on the pavements related to required street improvements such as ramp replacement, asphalt grinding and form injection. These markings are not related to utility locating
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Reybemis1,
Here is the color chart for the little flags:
Utility markings
In the United States, the American Public Works Association (APWA) Uniform Color Codes for temporary marking of underground utilities are listed below:[13]
Red electric power lines, cables, conduit, and lighting cables

Orange telecommunication, alarm or signal lines, cables, or conduit

Yellow natural gas, oil, steam, petroleum, or other gaseous or flammable material

Green sewers and drain lines
Blue drinking water
Purple reclaimed water, irrigation, and slurry lines

Pink temporary survey markings, unknown/unidentified facilities
White proposed excavation limits or route
Some municipalities use the pink paint to make lines and codes on the pavements related to required street improvements such as ramp replacement, asphalt grinding and form injection. These markings are not related to utility locating
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Guess there are no colorblind utility workers.
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Guess there are no colorblind utility workers.
I think there might be. Every time I flush the toilet the TV comes on.
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I came home today and found 2 pink (utility?) flags on my, and neighbors lawn. One in the front and back yard each. You can tell that the sod was raised and reset where the flags are.
Anyone know what this is about, neither of us has called digsafe or anything and there was no note left.
??????
If you have flags and the sod was lifted it sounds like some body surveyed the property
it their was utilities are there you should see a red for power and other colors for the various utilities (ex phone and cable and water)
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They did that at my house a few months ago. There was no conduit, just direct burial cable. Some guy came by and by hand using what looked like a garden spade dug a slit in the lawn about 18" at at shot about 100' to the Comcast demarc in back of my house and one house over. They were replacing cable drops. We came home just as he was finishing.
Spectrum did it this way. Since house was originally wired with Comcast cable I have not had the Comcast treatment.
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Call the utility and phone and cable people. One of them should be able to tell you. Can you see how far the sod has been disturbed and where it ends. That will help you determine which service you need to call
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