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Road bore
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ratface    Posted 04-27-2004 at 04:58:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm needing to bore under a 20' road, blacktop, to run electrical lines, 2" to 3" diamaeter. Have tried to to rent a machine to do the job but it comes out cheaper to have it done. I'm getting $10 a foot estimate, anyone ever have this done and is this a fair price? It's about a 100' run altogether and the feller says he can pull back 3" diameter plastic water pipe as conduit?


Doc    Posted 04-27-2004 at 18:10:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know your situtation as far as where you are or what kind of road your boring but you'd better check and make sure you have a permit if need be. In Ohio you would have to get a permit and stay x amount of feet from the center line of the road. Usually a blacktop road (remember the road may be 20 feet wide but the road right-of-wah is usually 60 feet or 30 feet from center each way) you would not be allowed to dig closer than about 16 - 20 feet from the blacktop or you would jeopordize the road foundation. Plus you would have to have steel casing over the plastic conduit. But to answer your question. I agree with the others that $10 a foot is cheap........ maybe too cheap. You get what you pay for. Be careful and do it right or you may end up with a lot more expense than you bargained for.


Alias    Posted 04-27-2004 at 05:07:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
Man don't hesitate, get his name on the dotted line of a works agreement contract......gfp


Clipper    Posted 04-27-2004 at 05:01:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
Man that's a cheap price! Around here they charge $25 a foot.


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