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Re: Sometimes DIY is not a good idea!
Reply #8 - Jun 22nd, 2004, 4:55pm
 
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Reply #7 - Jun 22nd, 2004, 4:35pm
 
When BT contractors were laying fibre optics recently in the grass outside my house I saw them using a standard trenching spade, but angled and to half its depth.  This meant that the cables were about to buried approx. 4 inches under the surface.  As I didn't want the entire lot to surface when digging my flower beds I went out and showed them how to dig a hole

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Reply #6 - Jun 3rd, 2004, 2:31am
 
That was a different one Andrew.
This one wanted to see how long his kids could jump about before the house collapsed.
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Re: Sometimes DIY is not a good idea!
Reply #4 - May 28th, 2004, 9:17am
 
Be aware that none of the statutory authorities, (BT/gas/electricity/cable/water etc) will give any guarantee as to position, route or depth of underground services.

They will only advise APPROXIMATE location.

Be aware!!
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Re: Sometimes DIY is not a good idea!
Reply #3 - May 21st, 2004, 7:28pm
 
Isnt there a minimum depth the cable should be at?
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Re: Sometimes DIY is not a good idea!
Reply #2 - May 10th, 2004, 9:13pm
 
Tis in the paper, he was knocking a steel fencing spike into the ground at the front of his house.

According to BT he was pinching ground by moving his boundary forward.

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Reply #1 - May 10th, 2004, 9:09pm
 
Bloody daft - tell BT the fibre cable should have been armoured or p1ss off I pay enough in phone bills.

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Sometimes DIY is not a good idea!
May 10th, 2004, 9:04pm
 
It seems that a DIYer managed to chop thru a fibre optic cable when erecting a fence, and he now owes BT 25,780. Read all about it here:

http://www.theregister.com/2004/05/10/bt_bill_cable/

What I'd like to know is how the devil did this guy manage to chop thru a fibre optic cable without meeting enough resistance to give him the idea that maybe he should stop digging?

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