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Standard User ConorMK
(knowledge is power) Sat 06-Jul-13 11:33:45
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Managed to accidentally cut through the BT line outside the house. It was in the long grass beneath a hedge but I didnt know it wss there! Call raised through BT for repair but could be Wednesday before its fixed. Going to cost £99 To get it fixed.

Guess it just means I will have to find something else to do in this good weather!

Conor

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Standard User Oliver341
(knowledge is power) Sat 06-Jul-13 11:58:59
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Managed to accidentally cut through the BT line outside the house. It was in the long grass beneath a hedge but I didnt know it wss there! Call raised through BT for repair but could be Wednesday before its fixed. Going to cost £99 To get it fixed.

Sounds cheap. I thought the wholesale cost of an Openreach visit is £144 inc vat these days.

Oliver.
Standard User lt567
(committed) Sat 06-Jul-13 12:01:15
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Ah that's not good smile, was it a clean cut right through or just slightly? I presume you are managing to use someone elses Internet over the weekend smile


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Standard User ConorMK
(knowledge is power) Sat 06-Jul-13 12:52:31
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Price was definitely 99. We shall see.

Conor

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Standard User ConorMK
(knowledge is power) Sat 06-Jul-13 12:53:19
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Nah mate on 3G on my S3

Conor

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Standard User lt567
(committed) Sat 06-Jul-13 13:05:16
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Oh well at least you have that!
Standard User Oldjim
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 06-Jul-13 13:38:50
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I suppose one question is what was the cable doing there in the first place as I am sure that isn't the standard practice
Standard User ukwiz
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 06-Jul-13 14:09:25
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Seems to me that if the cable was in a positions where you could cut it, then it is down to BT to fix an inadequate installation.

David

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Standard User ConorMK
(knowledge is power) Sat 06-Jul-13 15:58:55
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There is a cable coming out of the ground to a circular box, which I guess is some sort of termination box. Then there was a white cable coming out from that and it was just on the ground. It seems to me that if they class this as part of the BT network it wasnt all that well protected. Nothing we can do until next week.

Conor

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Standard User professor973
(committed) Sat 06-Jul-13 19:50:01
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You can reconnect the wires with a terminal block and tape up. OpenReach use inline connectors. If you can make a good enough waterproof job, you can save the expense. BT Connector https://imageshack.com/scaled/large/842/ubqr.jpg

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