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Just A. Surveyor
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July 14, 2017 6:55 am  

Where do you buy your caps and what price do you pay per cap?

Steven Provenson
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Jim Frame
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July 14, 2017 7:29 am  

You might want to check out this thread.

Jim Frame
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James Fleming
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July 14, 2017 7:29 am  

IMVHO the best are from Hanna's in Donegal

Caps

“Civilization is not an endless succession of inventions and discoveries, but the task of ensuring that certain things last.”
— Nicolás Gómez Dávila


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Tommy Young
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July 14, 2017 7:35 am  

We get most of ours from Bathey, although for specialty items I go to Berntsen.


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Just A. Surveyor
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July 14, 2017 7:36 am  

I should probably have specified that I'm asking about your standard Plastic Cap. I see Bathey has them for about 0.29 cents a piece.

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July 14, 2017 7:51 am  

Just A. Surveyor, post: 436992, member: 12855 wrote: I should probably have specified that I'm asking about your standard Plastic Cap. I see Bathey has them for about 0.29 cents a piece.

My one regret in life is that I didn't go with better caps from the beginning. Those plastic ones are cheap, but cheap looking. Wish I'd gone with a disk instead.


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Jim in AZ
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July 14, 2017 8:00 am  

Just A. Surveyor, post: 436992, member: 12855 wrote: I should probably have specified that I'm asking about your standard Plastic Cap. I see Bathey has them for about 0.29 cents a piece.

My Standard Plastic Cap is the Morasse brand sold by Berntsen. Those $0.29 piece of c*** caps are not worth a s***. They should be prohibited from being used by all Boards. Forgive my language, but cheap caps that don't last are a pet peeve of mine.

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Just A. Surveyor
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July 14, 2017 8:22 am  

JPH, post: 436994, member: 6636 wrote: My one regret in life is that I didn't go with better caps from the beginning. Those plastic ones are cheap, but cheap looking. Wish I'd gone with a disk instead.

That's your one regret! Man I have a wheel barrel load of regrets and plastic caps is most definately not one of them.

Steven Provenson
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Tommy Young
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July 14, 2017 8:30 am  

Jim in AZ, post: 436996, member: 249 wrote: My Standard Plastic Cap is the Morasse brand sold by Berntsen. Those $0.29 piece of c*** caps are not worth a s***. They should be prohibited from being used by all Boards. Forgive my language, but cheap caps that don't last are a pet peeve of mine.

These things take time. We're not that far removed from setting wood hammer handles for corners. A plastic cap on top of a piece of rebar is a world of improvement.


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Mike Marks
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July 14, 2017 10:02 am  

JPH, post: 436994, member: 6636 wrote: My one regret in life is that I didn't go with better caps from the beginning. Those plastic ones are cheap, but cheap looking. Wish I'd gone with a disk instead.

Don't like 'em. They disappear in fires (rural) and are an attractive nuisance (urban). A stamped brass tag wired to a rebar below ground or lead & tag in hardscape for the run of the mill property corner, bronze disk grouted into bedrock or set atop a buried 2" flared pipe for the fancy stuff.

I've contemplated for a few minutes and can truthfully say I've never set a plastic cap.


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The KGB
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July 14, 2017 10:32 am  

Has anyone used the Bathey laser marked rebar caps? The price is just slightly more than the plastic caps, and their stock website photos look pretty slick. I suppose the downside would be that they couldn't be "custom stamped" like aluminum or brass for a specific corner, but for a generic lot corner they should work fine.


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A Harris
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July 14, 2017 10:47 am  

I am happy with the Mountain Mold & Die, Inc caps.
They are UV stabilized and they have many models.
I rarely leave any of them above sod level unless I've drilled into a rock or concrete.

RPLS NE Texas
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Jim in AZ
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July 14, 2017 10:57 am  

Mike Marks, post: 437013, member: 1108 wrote: Don't like 'em. They disappear in fires (rural) and are an attractive nuisance (urban). A stamped brass tag wired to a rebar below ground or lead & tag in hardscape for the run of the mill property corner, bronze disk grouted into bedrock or set atop a buried 2" flared pipe for the fancy stuff.

I've contemplated for a few minutes and can truthfully say I've never set a plastic cap.

Fires destroy aluminum caps and the baling wire most folks use to attach those brass tags with. We have areas with incredible dis-similar metal corrosion problems, and rebar/alum. cap just doesn't work. The metal caps with plastic inserts fall off after a year or two. I recently recovered some 2-3/4" diam. plastic Morasse caps I set 32 years ago that looked brand new. They have been through some harsh weather during that time, including UV at an elevation of 7000 feet. A hammer never touches them and they never come off the rebar and I will keep using them until I retire. There's nothing better.

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DKeithKilby
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July 14, 2017 11:12 am  

Second Mountain Mold and Die ( surveycaps.com).

Keith Kilby, LS
www.TheKilbyGroup.com


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Joe W. Byrd
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July 14, 2017 11:54 am  

The KGB, post: 437018, member: 10394 wrote: Has anyone used the Bathey laser marked rebar caps? The price is just slightly more than the plastic caps, and their stock website photos look pretty slick. I suppose the downside would be that they couldn't be "custom stamped" like aluminum or brass for a specific corner, but for a generic lot corner they should work fine.

I have been using them for about 4 years and will continue to. I order 1000 at a time and they are around 80 cents each and have had much better luck that with plastic caps. I have went back on surveys that were performed 2 - 3 years a go and can still read the laser etching on the top. We have started to grind a bevel on top of our rebar that makes it easier to start the cap, but that is done during rain out days while the guys are cutting the rebar to length.


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