Texas811 is much more than just the world’s largest 811 notification center. We’re also one of the largest organizations educating people about why they need to call 811 before digging. Whether you’re a contractor, a homeowner, a farmer, a rancher, a fence builder, a plumber – it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you call 811 to get underground lines located before you break ground in Texas.
We’re trying to make it as easy as possible through our own mobile apps, a homeowner’s portal, and portal for professionals – but there is (no pun intended) a lot of (under) ground to cover!
PEC Safety (www.pecsafety.com) is an industry leading safety company providing standardized safety and skills training and an online technology platform for reporting and measuring safety information from contractor to operator. Over 750,000 workers have been trained to date since inception of the company in 1993.
PEC knows the value of the 811 system – they were a bronze sponsor of the recent Eagle Ford Safety and Equipment Rodeo Round-up in Gonzales, Texas on April 22, 2016!
Now, PEC Safety is taking the safe work environment a step further down the road with the PEC Safety App.
The app includes a custom infographic piece about Texas811 in addition to other necessary safety information. It’s available – like the Texas811 app – in both Apple and Android.
Getting the PEC Safety app is as easy as, well, as easy as calling 811!
Download the PEC Safety app here:
Thanks to PEC Safety for engineering this potential life saver, and we’re proud to be a part of it!
And for those of you keeping up – I promised to update my weight loss program right here every week. I started at 219 pounds on January 4. I’m still holding at 208 pounds, but want to drop to 200.
Finally, you may remember that I’m working on restoring a 1959 German radio receiver. I replaced the original selenium rectifier which was going south with a full wave bridge rectifier (basically four diodes, operating in pairs) but was having overheating issues once I push voltage up to about 105 volts. The problem is that the old selenium rectifier also acted as a resistor, pulling voltage down. The new solid state lets voltage pass through, so I put in a dropping resistor of 100 ohms at ten watts and that helped but I think I need a second one connected to the rectifier cathode before power feeds into a 50uf 25 volt capacitor. It’s down now to just playing with different values of resistors and taking measurements of voltage with the Fluke multimeter….
Until next week, safe digging!