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jjf

@verizon.net
reply to fbruno

Re: Verizon failed to mark out their facilities - fiber now cut

Those #6 copper wires in that hand hole are grounding wires, no way would verizon place hundred's of feet of that expensive wire along their hard shell duct. They do use a much thinner copper wire with orange coating but even that is usually placed in the duct. When directional boring they usually pull a thin ground wire in alongside the product. Mule tape with the locate wire in it is the way they go most of the time, even when the fiber is pulled with the mule tape, another mule line is to be pulled to replace it. If done correctly by verizon's sub contractor's these problems would not happen. Again, verizon has no field inspectors to verify their products are being placed properly. These sub's are placing main lines in for a few bucks and service lines for pennies, so alot of corners are cut to finish the job, even if not correct.

fbruno

join:2000-04-06
Berwyn, PA
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You have an excellent point - why would they use such an expensive conductor as a trace wire. What was I thinking? They appear to run together between the upstream flushmount with the terminal and the pictured flushmount acting as a pull box. They are not connected to anything at either end.


jjf

@verizon.net
suppose to be a ground system for that handhole. the contractor placed a single piece of #6 copper ground wire around the hole, maybe 6'-8' total, then tied the two ends together in the handhole, useless system. use to place a ground rod with a acorn and copper wire now they do it this way. usually they don't do that in the small hand holes, usually in the 2x3 and larger holes only. everyone does it different, believe me, verizon has no set ways, and if they did, no enforcement.


jjf

@verizon.net
Here in Delaware, verizon's locator, danella line service is responsible for marking and locates. verizon's thought is, if a contractor strikes their lines while marked, it's the contractor's fault, if the line is not marked after 72 hours, it's danella's fault. If the line is untraceable, then danella is suppose to call verizon. Then verizon calls their contractor [danella line service] to go out and FIX the problem, if pipe is in place, then they rod it and pull traceable muletape in. Most if not all their MAIN LINE FIBER is in hardshell [bore duct], or pvc, very rarely you see their mainline fiber buried direct. Now their service lines to houses is a different story, are in 3/4" or 1" bore duct [orange color] and also BURIED direct, inches, under the sod or grass, when it's suppose to be at least 12" deep, again, their contractors place it shallow, with no inspectors. Here in Delaware, danella does their locating and verizon's duct and cable placement. Today, it's not unusual to see several verizon trucks out on a cable hit, BIG $$$$$$, being charged, even though most of those tech's are just sitting around, doing nothing.
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fbruno

join:2000-04-06
Berwyn, PA
reply to jjf

Re: Verizon failed to mark out their facilities - fiber now cut

That must be the most ineffective grounding method in the world!

Just out of curiosity, in larger hand holes should the ground wire be bonded to the terminal housings?


jjf

@verizon.net
yes, verizon workers do that. usually those larger hole's are splice holes.