Re: DirecTV 5 LNB dish install question
- From: Bruce Tomlin <bruce#fanboy.net@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 04 Jan 2006 00:30:00 -0600
In article <qf8mr1l5ecqkaq62d5anoj5pfm1me6q7cf@xxxxxxx>,
MrFixit@xxxxxxx (Mr Fixit) wrote:
> TWC presently has two 48-strand fiber cables in the easement behind my
> home, which they plowed-in 5 years ago using a device known as a "missle".
They did that in the backyard of the neighbor behind me a couple of
months ago. But only a two-house stretch, so I think they were laying
the pipe to replace a bad stretch of buried coax. There was a big 5/8"
coax draped over the wooden fences. Not like I cared much, because I
have no interest in getting cable, and even less now that I have a
couple of ATSC tuners and a real antenna.
It's good to know the word for it, though. I called it a "mole".
Apparently it digs a 2-3" hole by compacting the dirt ahead of it. Then
they stick a half of a coke can over the end of a piece of pipe and
shove it through the hole.
> They broke both my and my neighbor's sewer line with this installation
> method. God only knows how many others'. After we excavated to find the
Lovely. Fortunately my sewer is in the street, so the sewer pipe is in
the front yard. But would you rather have had a backhoe digging your
> blockage it took $900 in attorney fees to get them to agree to cover the
> costs to fix the sewer line and restore the yard. SBC came out, looked at
> it and said it was TWC fiber. TWC came out, looked at it and swore it
> wasn't theirs. When my contractor reached for his hydraulic lopper they
> suddenly changed their tune. What a bunch of idiots.
That's just what I would have done. "It's not yours? Then you won't
mind if I cut it, will you?"