‘Big Shot’ Underground Piercing Tools TroubleshootingThe use of piercing tools has been an easy-to-use and cost-effective alternative to trenching for the past century. They are an ideal tool to use in the installation of utilities under existing landscapes and structures. Footage Tools’ pneumatic piercing tool the ‘Big Shot’ creates a compact hole that will allow contractors to install underground water, gas, irrigation, cable, fiber or electrical lines under buildings, streets and yards with little disruption to surrounding environment. Like all tools, however, you may experience some issues with use. This may be due to operational error or environmental surroundings.
Gas leaks becoming a common news headlineA trend amongst multiple news outlets within multiple areas, are seeing a trend in gas leaks; there’s more of them happening. Many are caused by accidents and unforeseen circumstances—where as others are due to older gas mains, as they will wear out over time.
New Tool Helps Worker Safety
When South Carolina Electric & Gas Co. began searching for an effective small-diameter PE squeeze-off and repair tool it went north—way north—to the manufacturing facilities of Footage Tools in Toronto, Canada.