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Virgin media cowboys

Discussion in 'Rant Room' started by dangerous, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. dangerous

    dangerous TK Veteran

    Another quality installation by virgin media, not !!

    My neighbour is having some work done and the lads digging up the path have gone through the Virgin media feed to his house. Surely the cable should be protected ?

    If the picture it'nt clear the cable was under 1" of dirt then block paving on top of the dirt.[​IMG]
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  2. dexyweescot

    dexyweescot Member Forum Supporter

    I once had to fix a friends cable as the so called engineers never knew how to fix it. All it was that there had been a join in the cable in the pit and had went rusty. Simple fix to cleanup and put back together. She was without internet for 3 weeks up till I had a look
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  3. rs500nutter

    rs500nutter Member Forum Supporter

    This was outside lads property clearly not buried deep enough but at least its got the green weather shield protection on it
  4. qasim22

    qasim22 TK Veteran

    I have seen this kind of dodgy cabling before. cant believe they get away with it

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  5. dangerous

    dangerous TK Veteran

    Unbelievable, if it was in some sort of protective sleeve at least it could of been seen before being chopped with a spade.
    Let's hope virgin fix it quick as my neighbour is fuming and may resort to the wires and telegraph method if nothing is done quick. He paid for installation so he's not impressed at all. [​IMG]
  6. qasim22

    qasim22 TK Veteran

    Looks like an absolute shambles :/

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  7. rs500nutter

    rs500nutter Member Forum Supporter

    Being a good neighbour i hope you offered to jump a conection off your line till its fixed or maybe not lol
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  8. moshibeth

    moshibeth TK Veteran

    Get him to report this to virgin media and they will chase it back through to the contractor responsible
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  9. pabloescaban

    pabloescaban TK Veteran Forum Supporter

    this is the normal way they always do it, the only time it goes in trunking is when there's a possibility of a spade going through it, through a flower bed etc

    if it's under paving, the paving is protection enough according to VM, mine isn't even under the paving, it's run down the joint between rows of paving slabs
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  10. moshibeth

    moshibeth TK Veteran

    Only reason its not deeper is because they would have used a mole to feed the cable through but should still have checked
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