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Topic # 229078 6-Feb-2018 16:31
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Who do you call when both power and phone lines conduits are falling of the power polls?

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1952508 6-Feb-2018 16:35
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Both power and phone companies I would guess lol. What area are you in? 

 

If Auckland, Vector owns the power poles so they would fix their bit, I would assume at the same time it wouldn't be a big deal for them to fix the telco lines as well. 




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  Reply # 1962227 22-Feb-2018 13:54
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So finally, Wellington Electricity came out last night and did a workaround solution....Not sure if they are coming back

 

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  Reply # 1962230 22-Feb-2018 13:58
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jimbob79:

 

So finally, Wellington Electricity came out last night and did a workaround solution....Not sure if they are coming back

 

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hey, atleast they seem tohave double wrapped it....





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  Reply # 1962231 22-Feb-2018 13:58
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HAHAHA!!! I guess band-it straps are far too expensive these days!


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Reply # 1962245 22-Feb-2018 14:27
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That is awesome

 

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  Reply # 1962255 22-Feb-2018 14:43
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Aw mate, she'll be right. Good as gold. Dunno watcha complaining about!

 

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  Reply # 1962258 22-Feb-2018 14:50
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Um, International Rescue? tongue-out


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  Reply # 1962272 22-Feb-2018 15:16
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I should post a photo of the fix WE put in place on the pole outside our place. Half of the cross bar rotted away, so the power line on that side is now tied to the pole and the other side of the cross bar has started to sag away now. it's been like that and getting steadily worse for 1.5-2 years.


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  Reply # 1962275 22-Feb-2018 15:24
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It seems crazy that a place as windy as the Wellington region still has so many above ground power and telecommunication lines. I know it's mega dollars to go underground, but it sure makes it more reliable.


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  Reply # 1962285 22-Feb-2018 15:47
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DarthKermit:

 

It seems crazy that a place as windy as the Wellington region still has so many above ground power and telecommunication lines. I know it's mega dollars to go underground, but it sure makes it more reliable.

 

 

Strewth, I would hate to think how godawful a job that would be considering the narrow, winding, steep streets in many places!

 

Guy I know is involved in planning the UFB cable laying in Wellington and I asked him how they coped with digging up streets in Wgtn City and he said they string the cable from the posts. Living in an underground serviced street I had overlooked the power pole solution. So now there is more 'stuff' to blow around!


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  Reply # 1962586 22-Feb-2018 23:22
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linw:

 

DarthKermit:

 

It seems crazy that a place as windy as the Wellington region still has so many above ground power and telecommunication lines. I know it's mega dollars to go underground, but it sure makes it more reliable.

 

 

Strewth, I would hate to think how godawful a job that would be considering the narrow, winding, steep streets in many places!

 

Guy I know is involved in planning the UFB cable laying in Wellington and I asked him how they coped with digging up streets in Wgtn City and he said they string the cable from the posts. Living in an underground serviced street I had overlooked the power pole solution. So now there is more 'stuff' to blow around!

 

 

Theoretically the copper will disappear one day and the total number of stuff to blow around will be the same.

 

As long as that last ADSL customer upgrades........


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Why do the utility co's make it so hard to report this kind of thing?

 

Our daughter lives rurally, and after the recent bad weather she noticed a tree along her road leaning over and threatening to bring down the phone line. She called Chorus to report it. Instead of a "Thanks for the call, we'll send someone to check it out" type of reply, she was subjected to a 20 question session wanting to know if they were allowed to trim the tree, was it a health and safety issue, etc etc etc ad infinitum. It didn't even affect her, as she doesn't use a landline anyway!.


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  Reply # 1963035 23-Feb-2018 15:20
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So finally, Wellington Electricity came out last night and did a workaround solution....Not sure if they are coming back

 

 

For quality engineering work like that they should have called Red Green.

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