Rob Powell
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iman favorited Rob Powell's blog post How to Save Money Surveying your Own Land
Mar 11, 2016
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Nov 19, 2015
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YOU CAN TALK, JUST DONT STOP WORKING

This happened over 25 years ago but I still remember it. When I was an instrument man for a small surveying firm, I was new, young, and being trained by the party chief that had twenty years of field experience and was quite the outdoorsman. It was very hot outside, and we were way out in the county surveying a large tract of land. I had a good set up and the party chief was about 300 feet ahead of me with a prism pole. The rodman, who was also new on the job, had stayed back for whatever…See More
Nov 2, 2015
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Oct 27, 2015
Deward Karl Bowles favorited Rob Powell's blog post YOU CAN TALK, JUST DONT STOP WORKING
Oct 27, 2015
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Oct 21, 2015
Rob Powell posted a surveying story

YOU CAN TALK, JUST DONT STOP WORKING

This happened over 25 years ago but I still remember it. When I was an instrument man for a small surveying firm, I was new, young, and being trained by the party chief that had twenty years of field experience and was quite the outdoorsman. It was very hot outside, and we were way out in the county surveying a large tract of land. I had a good set up and the party chief was about 300 feet ahead of me with a prism pole. The rodman, who was also new on the job, had stayed back for whatever…See More
Oct 15, 2015
Rob Powell's blog post was featured

How to Save Money Surveying your Own Land

You've decided that you want to save money and survey your own land. Maybe you just bought a piece of land, or inherited your grandfathers farm, or maybe you've had a dispute with a neighbor and you want to survey your own land to know where the boundary line is located. The idea is a great one, you pick up a few pieces of surveying equipment, take some measurements and you just avoided all the expense of hiring a land surveyor. You have been told by your friends that land surveys are expensive…See More
Oct 15, 2015
DAVID C. GARCELON commented on Rob Powell's blog post How to Save Money Surveying your Own Land
"Rob, No, I realized you were trying to encourage the hiring of licensed surveyors....I was just trying to add another reason why a property owner should hire a surveyor. David"
Oct 15, 2015
Rob Powell commented on Rob Powell's blog post How to Save Money Surveying your Own Land
"I forgot to mention, I own and operate EngineerSupply and have so for the past 16 years. We get several calls a month from random people asking what we would recommend equipment wise for them to survey their own land, which we tell them the same…"
Oct 15, 2015
Rob Powell commented on Rob Powell's blog post How to Save Money Surveying your Own Land
"I wonder if my article is causing confusion? I am advising that you don't personally survey your own property. I'm strongly suggesting that saving money actually means calling a land surveyor. If  you and a neighbor has a dispute , I…"
Oct 15, 2015
DAVID C. GARCELON commented on Rob Powell's blog post How to Save Money Surveying your Own Land
"Rob, Another perspective. Assuming you have three different neighbors abutting your property, which one of them do you want to predict will  think your survey of your property is not biased?  How do you suppose you convince them that you…"
Oct 15, 2015
Rob Powell commented on Rob Powell's blog post How to Save Money Surveying your Own Land
"We wrote the article based on people calling us asking what equipment can they buy to "survey their own land". They think they can buy a few hundred dollars worth of equipment and perform a survey themselves. We explain basically what the…"
Oct 14, 2015
Kris Klima commented on Rob Powell's blog post How to Save Money Surveying your Own Land
"If Surveyors are charging "hundreds" of dollars for a survey, then yes....it will take them MANY jobs to break even. Land Surveyors should be billed out at NO less than $150 an hour (and that's cheap). In my 20 years of surveying I…"
Oct 14, 2015
Rob Powell posted a surveying story

How to Save Money Surveying your Own Land

You've decided that you want to save money and survey your own land. Maybe you just bought a piece of land, or inherited your grandfathers farm, or maybe you've had a dispute with a neighbor and you want to survey your own land to know where the boundary line is located. The idea is a great one, you pick up a few pieces of surveying equipment, take some measurements and you just avoided all the expense of hiring a land surveyor. You have been told by your friends that land surveys are expensive…See More
Oct 13, 2015
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I am here because I am a.
Vendor
Surveyor Bio:
Once land surveyor, now I supply land surveying equipment to surveyors.
Company
EngineerSupply.com
Licenses Certifications or Awards
Top retailer of surveying equipment in the USA.
I have experience with the following
Equipment Sales
How many years have you been surveying?
8
Most comfortable with the following types of instrumentation
Total Stations, Surveying Software, Automatic Levels, Machine Control, theodolite, compass

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YOU CAN TALK, JUST DONT STOP WORKING

Posted on October 15, 2015 at 3:08pm 0 Comments

This happened over 25 years ago but I still remember it. 

When I was an instrument man for a small surveying firm, I was new, young, and being trained by the party chief that had twenty years of field experience and was quite the outdoorsman. It was very hot outside, and we were way out in the county surveying a large tract of land. I had a good set up and the party chief was about 300 feet ahead of me with a prism pole. The rodman, who was also new on the job, had stayed back…

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How to Save Money Surveying your Own Land

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 1:25pm 7 Comments

You've decided that you want to save money and survey your own land. Maybe you just bought a piece of land, or inherited your grandfathers farm, or maybe you've had a dispute with a neighbor and you want to survey your own land to know where the boundary line is located. The idea is a great one, you pick up a few pieces of surveying equipment, take some measurements and you just avoided all the expense of hiring a land surveyor. You have been told by your friends that land surveys are…

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