Made a Boo Boo


Old 05-20-08, 11:16 AM
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Made a Boo Boo

I had the power company come out and mark my outside lines before digging. Made sure to take care when I got to where the lines were, but I guess not enough. While digging, my shovel scraped a wire and took off some of the insulation, about an inch on the top of the cable. the wire was not cut at all. The cable is black with a green stripe going down it.

Is this the ground and if so, am I OK? Or should I call the power company?

While diggin in another place closer to where the cables come into the house, the cables are in conduit.

A little confused here.

Thanks in advance
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Old 05-20-08, 11:37 AM
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I'm guessing that you mean an inch in length and not in thickness.

If all you did is scrape a tiny sliver of insulation then I would say that you are okay but if it is of measurable thickness then please call the power company.
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maybe the telephone cable?

Although legal, it's pretty cheezy to bury unprotected cable that can't take a single shovel hit. ATT is altogether willing to do it, however, and then come by to fix it.
Old 05-20-08, 05:19 PM
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If you can see metal, call the power company. It may be another service, but it was supposed to be marked properly, regardless.

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