Reply to post: Re: Across, not down

UK's Virgin Media celebrates the end of 2019 with a good, old fashioned TITSUP*

Alan Brown Silver badge

Re: Across, not down

"CAT make fine Cable Avoidance Tools. Available in a range of bucket sizes with teeth to yoink up a cable so you know to avoid it in future."

What surprised me was that the teams using CAT/genny tools on our site didn't know how to use 45 degree triangulation to work out the _EXACT_ depth of the cable (rather than reading the rather inexact measurements the meter gives), or how to back off the squelch to locate the exact horizontal position of the cable vs "it's somewhere in this 3 foot wide swathe"

I suspect my 5 minute tutorial in doing this saved us a lot of trouble.

Just because someone has the tools, doesn't mean they actually know how to use them.

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