Chain Surveying - Part 2

Chain Surveying Procedure: For chain surveying, at any rate two men are required, however oftentimes three individuals are utilized. They are:

1. The surveyor, who does the perusing and booking,
2. The leader, and
3. The follower.

To begin the chaining of a line the follower holds the zero finish of the chain in contact with the peg toward the start of the line and presses the handle with his feet and stands solidly over it. The leader holds another finish of the chain and obliges the bolts and running poles on the line.

Nearly toward the finish of the chain length, he stops and lines up with the assistance of extending the bar which he keeps vertical and countenances the follower, who gives him directions by his arms. After arrangement, the leader pulls the chain and embeds a bolt into the ground to stamp the end.

The parallel estimations or balances are taken from the chain line to any object that will be plotted on the arrangement. The chain line ought to be with the end goal that these counterbalances are as short as could reasonably be expected. While pulling the chain, care ought to be taken.

After taking the balances, the leader gets the staff bar and remaining bolts keeping the chain somewhat away from the line with the goal that the bolt positioned isn't upset, begins pushing forward as in the past. As the follower arrives at the bolt with the close to end of the chain, he ought to talk boisterous "chain" or "tape" to give a notice to the leader that he has about arrived at the bolt or a chain length and quickly the leader stops.

The follower holds the handle against the bolt and guides the leader to come in line as in the past. The leader again extends the chain and fixes the bolt in the ground at another chain length or makes a cross if the ground is firm. Again, the leader strolls in the line in a similar way and the follower currently gets the principal bolt, goes to the subsequent bolt and gives guidelines for the third chain length. Thus, the entire procedure is rehashed until the stopping point is reached.

The quantity of bolts with the follower means that the quantity of full chain lengths finished whenever.

After some time the quantity of bolts ought to be checked commonly by the follower and the leader so no chain length is missed and no bolt is lost. For the most part, the quantity of bolts taken is ten and consequently in the wake of fixing the tenth bolt, the leader stands up "bolts" which implies this was the tenth chain line.

The follower at that point goes to the tenth bolt and gets it subsequent to fixing an extending pole there. The bolts are then given over to the leader, and a record is made in the field book by the surveyor. For the fragmentary length of the Chain, the leader extends the chain past the end station. While the follower holds the back handle of the chain against the last bolt.

The leader peruses the fragmentary chain length boisterously, and the surveyor takes note of the whole length of the line.

Obligations of the follower and leader During Chain Surveying.

The obligations of the follower (Chain man at the backside of the chain) are as described below.

1. To give signs and guidelines to the leader.
2. To put the leader in the line of the going bar.
3. To convey the back handle.
4. To get the bolts.

The obligations of the leader ( the chain man at the forward end or head ) are;

1. To extend the chain forward.
2. To embed the bolt at each chain length.
3. To comply with the headings given by the follower.

Recording the estimations in the Field Book

The field book is an oval book with a pivot at the limited edge, and the chain is spoken to in it by a couple of red lines or blue lines managed down halfway along the length of each page. The booking or recording of the field work is started from the base of the primary page. The twofold line book is better in light of the fact that the principle chain line readings are isolated from balance readings.

The station focuses are lettered or numbered, and a little square shape or triangle is attracted to the field book to encase the chaining figure at the station focus. The lines meeting at the station point are likewise stamped, and the reference outlines are drawn on field book, and after this line survey, lines are controlled by chaining.

At the point when a chain survey is to be led the important gear ought to be taken, and observation or primer review, of the region, ought to be made. By this assessment, the surveyor can pass judgment on the system.

Wooden pegs and running poles mark the station's focus. At that point, the stations are denoted the reference portrays are drawn on field book, and after this, the survey lines are controlled by chaining.


The accompanying focuses ought to be kept in sight while booking the field notes.

1. All the estimations ought to be recorded when they are taken.
2. Each chain line ought to be recorded on a different page of the field book.
3. Figuring and composing ought to be flawless, and clear overwriting of the figures ought to be stayed away from totally.
4. The notes ought to be finished, and nothing ought to be left to memory.
5. Notes ought to be so full and slick that the sketcher who is new to the region surveyed may plot without any problem
6. Neat reference representations ought to be given in the field book, and illustrative notes ought to be included.
7. The field book ought to be kept clean, and no passage ought to be made in it, nor it ought to be scoured.
8. On the off chance that a section isn't right, a line ought to be drawn through it, and the check passage is made over it.
9. Also, if a whole page of the Field book is to be disposed of, it ought to be crossed and stamped dropped and reference to the other page in which the right passages are made ought to be given on the dropped page.

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