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thanks Bill

--- On Wed, 1/27/10, Bill Polhemus <bill(--nospam--at)> wrote:

From: Bill Polhemus <bill(--nospam--at)>
Subject: Re: Locate Timber Piles in the Bay
To: "<seaint(--nospam--at)>" <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2010, 10:35 AM

It's not that tough to set up a pair of builders transits at roughly right angles to the point, and use those to control the position. I'm sure there are other High-Tech methods but that seems the simplest. 

William L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.
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On Jan 27, 2010, at 9:21 AM, IRV FRUCHTMAN <ifaeng(--nospam--at)> wrote:

Fellow Engineers,

I’m working on a timber pile foundation design for a modular home. The front half is located above water ( Delaware Bay ) and the rear half on a bulkheaded sandy lot. Because it’s a modular, I’m specifying tight tolerances on pile center locations. Although not responsible for driving the piles, I suspect I’ll be asked how to locate piles in the water 30 ft away from the bulkhead. At low tide there may be 3 or 4 ft of water. Besides a surveyor at the site, are there less expensive ways?