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the engineers put some real math trig into the count plus and i have to say, it's probably within 2% accuracy. i use to just use colored tape and read the numbers aloud. but now the numbers are so accurate, i let the counter on screen do it for me.
i only use the date and time for an intro and at the end of the tape so as to not block the view. but the footage i use 100% of the time
Very important to me for several things, not so much for locates; for that I agree use a locator.
Agree also it is useful for knowing where to put your nozzle/cutter if you want to work an area.
I use it a lot for setting up pm jetting; I cam to know the distance I need to go from a given access to accomplish what I need to; know where the belly is, the junction with the main or the next line, etc. Then I make a cheat sheet for maintenances showing acesses, distances, where to hook on water, who to bill and how much, the contact name and #, etc so another tech who's not been there before (or me if it's been a while) has enough to walk in cold and still do a decent job on a pm cleaning.
Also love it on recordings; the lines don't change much unless they get dug up, so it is good info on archives for if I'm called back to something later for a backup or for pm.
This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.