Hi, I have had an engineer out to fix a cable that was cut into. He had to come back because he didn't have the orange box to cover the cable. When he did come back and put the orange box on the cable he has not buried it and so all cable and orange box are above ground and exposed to the elements.
I have also been told that I have to pay a call out fee of £99. Do you know why as I didn't have to pay a call out fee last time?
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You shouldn't be charged for burying a cable, But the engineers don't do this, it's a different team, call up and say the cable is exposed and it's a trip hazard and needs to be buried, and it should get sorted at no cost
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I certainly think you should go back to them to challenge both the workmanship and charge if it wasn't agreed up front. I'm wondering also whether they are only halfway through the job because cable splicing is a specialist activity and the operator probably doesn't do excavation.
@Pars wrote: I certainly think you should go back to them to challenge both the workmanship and charge if it wasn't agreed up front. I'm wondering also whether they are only halfway through the job because cable splicing is a specialist activity and the operator probably doesn't do excavation.
because cable splicing is a specialist activity - no idea why you think that unless you think the cable from the cab is fibre which it can be on some installs - if the tech has used a gel box [orange box] then its coax and thats a matter of adding an F connector to each cable end and joining them with a barrel connector - hardy specialist - they carry all the parts and the tools and use them on all/most installs
to your second point - the operator probably doesn't do excavation. - thats true afaik - he/she should have offered to book the team to do that and it should be free