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Topic # 13971 7-Jun-2007 22:41
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On the bottom of my street the power poles got replaced.

However almost a month later, TCL cable is still attached to 8 or so poles by blue rope!

All of the power lines, and TNZ cables are secured properly.

Is this normal practice? I understand that the poles belong to TNZ? and TCL may not want uncertified contractors to touch their cables but they did take them down when replacing the poles so surely they can put them back up?


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Reply # 73919 7-Jun-2007 22:59
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Yes we do, have you not noticed?

I guess I walk to work everyday so I have time to look around, as opposed to speeding down the road at 80kph Wink

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Reply # 73920 7-Jun-2007 23:00
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I walk to the mall almost every day... But I go along the street talking with Bella, showing her the nice things. I don't keep looking at cables and poles...







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  Reply # 73921 7-Jun-2007 23:05
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Good point, I forgot about your daily outings.

And I obviously need to look at the flowers more, though in winter there cant be too many left.

Maybe you should show Bella the cables and poles so she can learn how dad can work from home, and how TCL are a good company to support :D

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  Reply # 73929 8-Jun-2007 06:43
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When the lines companies replace the poles they may not be in the identical place when moved. This means the je and tap may no longer line up with the pole and so can't be reattached. This means that large sections of the street have to be recabled which takes time. It took 18 months for this to be done outside my old house.



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  Reply # 73995 8-Jun-2007 13:14
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Thanks sbiddle, that may well explain it.

It happend to long ago now for me to remember if the new poles are in the same place or not. But from memory some of those black things are not hanging inline with the poles.

Maybe freitasm and Bella can do some investigating? Wink

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  Reply # 76317 29-Jun-2007 16:20
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Just wondering, are the JE's still hanging off the cables and the cable not secured to the pole correctly?



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  Reply # 76319 29-Jun-2007 16:51
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Yes we still have our cable attached by rope.



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  Reply # 78585 18-Jul-2007 12:44
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Maybe with the outages we are having, it would be a good time to mention our TCL services are still suspended by rope.

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  Reply # 78630 18-Jul-2007 14:29
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What street in J'ville is the cable suspended by rope?





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  Reply # 78631 18-Jul-2007 14:33
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AFAIK, it is the bottom half of Ironside rd, though xlinknz mentioned that near where he use to live it is hung by ropes, so maybe there are two places?

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  Reply # 78634 18-Jul-2007 14:38
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I've passed on the details of 'ironside road' to someone in TCL who may be able to look into it.
If xlinknz can pass on any details too, I can forward those on.





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  Reply # 79276 23-Jul-2007 12:35
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there have been boxes (i believe telstras) hanging from rope off the power pole outside my house since i moved in about 18 months ago. on saturday morning a truck drove along the street and pulled on all the wires and kind of attached the box thing a bit better. there is still rope involved, but it seems more secure.

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  Reply # 79326 23-Jul-2007 19:51
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I was in Hanson St, off John St (Newtown) looking at a property around lunchtime. The amount of cable on the poles is simply frightening (looked like 15-20 individual runs all tied to together - plus the telephone wiring box and several long loops of disconnected wiring.

The whole thing looked like it would kill someone if it came down.... and the pole didn't look healthy either....




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  Reply # 79333 23-Jul-2007 20:48
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antoniosk: I was in Hanson St, off John St (Newtown) looking at a property around lunchtime. The amount of cable on the poles is simply frightening (looked like 15-20 individual runs all tied to together - plus the telephone wiring box and several long loops of disconnected wiring.

The whole thing looked like it would kill someone if it came down.... and the pole didn't look healthy either....



Ahh but the power companies don't have to worry. Unlike the old days where the power pole held the power lines up your cables and the tightly strung support wire now hold the power poles up!


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