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Copper Contributor
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Registered: ‎11-28-2008
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FiOS Installation

Does anybody know exactly how to mark underground irrigation pipes? With a string, flag, or what? Does anybody have any pictures?
Copper Contributor
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Re: FiOS Installation

When I had FiOS installed I got a flyer on my front door saying a subcontractor would be laying the fiber from the telephone pole to the house and to call them if you have an irrigation system etc.  I did, told them I had one and how I was going to mark the system (putting flags at the heads and near the well head).  No issues with the installation.  

For your own piece of mind, look for irrigation system not keeping pressure or excessive pump recycling in addition to testing your system after FiOS is laid. 



Copper Contributor
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Re: FiOS Installation

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What should I mark? Just the irrigation pipes, everything underground, or what? What about copper lines? I live in California. Is there some law regarding underground wires and stuff?
Message Edited by MIB on 11-30-2008 11:19 AM
Silver Contributor V
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Re: FiOS Installation

Usually it is marked with flags or orange spray paint. Most states do have laws about buried service. Before you dig you should always call and have all of your utilities marked so that there are no mistakes.
Copper Contributor
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Re: FiOS Installation

But Verizon said they'll contact the local utilities themselves, right? And all we have to mark is what we added, like electrical wiring or irrigation systems.
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Registered: ‎09-09-2008
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Re: FiOS Installation

All that is well and good, but if the contractors are bozos, there's nothing that can help you.  Verizon came early and painted all over our lawn where every utitlity and exisitng cable line was buried.  Additionally, I indicated with clearly-labelled flags where we had an invisible pet fence wire running through our yard.  Regardless, when the day came, these minimum-wage apes sliced through both our invisible fence and the cable line like they were butter and didn't even bother acknowledging that they had done so.


You can only do so much.

Copper Contributor
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Re: FiOS Installation

I marked the sprinkler heads and the well head with flags.  That will tell them where the underground irrigation pipes are.  Also only need to mark between the telephone pole and your house.  No need to mark any places where they won't be working.

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