I cut a mismarked telephone wire today

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by CAPT Stream Rotar, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    The H/o was PISSED!


    it wasn't my fault if the company doesnt mark their lines properly...

    H/O had a tough time dealing with that..

    but it was an old wire with what I green, red, black, yellow..
    but only the green and red looked like they went into the house.. after some stupid carry through port..

    I tried like a mo fo to find where we cut it and couldn't.. clearly it was mismarked...which pissed me off...


    anyone here made these kind of splices?

    please help.

    btw the old lady had a miscaraige...eh....maybe next time..
     
  2. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    I always use my locator for phone and cable drops after they mark them. Around here you have to allow for 3' on either side of the mark.
     
  3. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    how do you hook up wire tracker to a live telephone line?

    this one I cut did have a wire with it..is that a tracer wire i guess?
     
  4. irritation

    irritation LawnSite Gold Member
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    Inductive clamp
     
  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sympathies to the missus, Rotar. :(
     
  6. Some Sprinkler Guy

    Some Sprinkler Guy LawnSite Member
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    I have fixed them many times with multistrand. Its not shielded but I figure it won't matter for just the splice. Beats having a mad customer.

    Homeowners that get mad about stuff like that are IDIOTS.

    Sorry to hear about the wife man.
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  7. CAPT Stream Rotar

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    thanks guys..

    I'm pretty beat up...trying to stay positive..

    Boots are you familiar with those two wires? red green?

    am i off in saying that its a simple splice and reconnect to the terminal and we are all set?

    thats what it seems like...
     
  8. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Phone wires should be easy to deal with. I think you have red and green, then yellow and black for a second line. There has to be a junction box outside, and from there you can connect a locater, after first unplugging the house. That lets you work from the house back to the street.
     
  9. Some Sprinkler Guy

    Some Sprinkler Guy LawnSite Member
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    The red and green is nornally line 1. The others are for addtl. Lines.

    At least that's the way it is around here.
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  10. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    boots/sprinkguy, thanks peeps....

    To me thats what it seemed like...There were two poles that it seemed like the lines should of went through, and they jumped into another terminal....that connected into the house...
     

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