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Old 06-02-2012, 07:55 AM
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cut the cable line

Client and friend called and said "you owe me a beer" OK what kind and why I asked. "You cut my tv cable with your edger" he said. It was the first time I did his yard and I was really surprised as my trimmer only cuts an inch or two down into a bed. I never saw a cable but I did "edge where no man had edged before apparently." (a nod to Star Trek there).
Aren't these cable companies required by law to bury the cable a certain depth. I will go see my friend this afternoon with a six pack just to see what the damage is and what his cable company said about the incident.
Ever cut through a cable?
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:58 AM
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we have cut many, hard not to when they are an inch in the ground or less.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:04 AM
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we have cut many, hard not to when they are an inch in the ground or less.
Did you have to pay for the repairs?
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:06 AM
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Did you have to pay for the repairs?
Just fix it and move on. No need to make a big deal out of it. It's just a coax cable.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:11 AM
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Just fix it and move on. No need to make a big deal out of it. It's just a coax cable.
I dont believe most people have the tools to splice coax properly, and I wouldnt reccomend doing a splice underground. It would probably be ok if its just cable but internet needs a good connection to work properly.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:20 AM
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Did you have to pay for the repairs?

NO charge, they get lazy about burying them around here, we have even cut the mowing.
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Old 06-02-2012, 08:57 AM
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I cut one aerating. Turned out instead of trenching it in, they tucked it under the sod. I believe its suppose to be 6" deep.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:01 AM
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I dont believe most people have the tools to splice coax properly, and I wouldnt reccomend doing a splice underground. It would probably be ok if its just cable but internet needs a good connection to work properly.
Sorry. I should have said, call the cable company and have them fix it. Chances are, they will do the repair at n/c
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:08 AM
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Sorry. I should have said, call the cable company and have them fix it. Chances are, they will do the repair at n/c
Here its n/c if its thier own fault. They won't splice it. They'll run a new on top, and it will sit there for a while until they feel like buring it. Depends on the company and management too.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:22 AM
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I cut at least 5 coax lines a year while edging, call the cable company and they come out and repair it, no big deal.
Last year, I cut a fiber optic line. People were pretty pissed off till they saw it was 2" below the ground. It's all re-done now, about 18" below ground.
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