How deep are BT cable ducts? .... Obviously not deep enough to aviod getting smashed up by National Grid Gas contractors who were fitting a replacement Gas main in the street near me two weeks ago. They had to dig across the BT route but the surveyors had marked the location of the BT duct in their way .... So they put a dogleg in it to avoid the marking and just landed up smashing the clay duct pipe up a few metres to the left instead! duh!
So all the cables were left exposed for a week in the hole, then they just covered them over with soil rather than replacing the ducting.
My fibre cabinet now seems to be the only one that wasn't commissioned yesterday, so I'm wondering if they damaged the fibre due to their muppetry. grrr!
That is about right for some contractors.
Can I suggest you actually call teh BT Network Protection or Dial Before You Dig team:
They will be most interested to hear about it as it will be a major problem if there is a repair needed or your fibre needs replacing.
I did it myself - with pictures a few years back ... the contractor denied everything but BT had the evidence and he was billed for the costs.
M H C
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