[Ma-linux] FIOS, was Verizon Payment Frustration
wb8foz at nrk.com
Tue Jan 31 17:28:50 EST 2012
On 1/23/12 10:26 AM, Przemek Klosowski wrote:
> The 'push' machines are pretty singular---you must have seen them on
> the road; they look like a trailer with a not-quite-horizontal stack of
> tubes, and a mechanism to push the tubes underground, helped by pumped
> water (so there's a tanker truck nearby when they're working). They can
> push the tubes underground for about 50-100 yards. Hilarity ensues when
> they hit something else while pushing---there was a sad dugout in my
> neighbourhood where they hit a junction box with hundreds of phone
> wires and had FIOS and landline people work on fixing it for several weeks.
Note there's a large aircompressor or hydraulic power unit involved as well.
And not all rammers are truck-mounted. A friend in the boonies of southern
MD is getting FIOS installed. It's quite rural. There, they are using
pneumatic rammers that are a few feet long, with extensions added as they
go; they put the whole cylinder into the hole, and lever a shovel against
it to force it along.
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