Verizon's New Repair Method: Plastic Garbage Bags

Wayne E Bouchard web at typo.org
Mon Aug 20 18:17:11 CDT 2012


To be fair, this sort of thing does happen from time to time in
perfectly legitimate situations. In some cases, parts need to be
acquired or maintenance schedules need to be arranged in order to do a
propper repair. So just because you see these, don't immediately think
it is bad techs rather than a temporary, "keep it working until you
can do it right."

That said, I've seen more jury-rigging in my time than I care to think
about. Nothing like a temporary fix that is still in place five years
later.

On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 03:33:59PM -0400, Joel Esler wrote:
> Can we all just agree that the whole pole needs to be restrung?
> 
> That's horrible!
> 
> On Aug 20, 2012, at 3:25 PM, Harry Hoffman <hhoffman at ip-solutions.net> wrote:
> 
> > What? That's totally legit. Look! There's even bubble wrap there for
> > cushioning! ;-)
> > 
> > On 08/20/2012 03:09 PM, Eric Wieling wrote:
> >> For a while we have had a customer with some lines which go down every time it rains.   We put in the trouble ticket, a couple of days later Verizon says the issue is resolved...until the next time it rains. 
> >> 
> >> The customer sent us some pictures today of the pole outside their office.   The repair appears to be wrapping some plastic bags around something up on the pole.  Here is link to the pictures the customer sent us, in case anyone in the mood for a good scare.
> >> 
> >> http://rock.nyigc.net/verizon/
> >> 
> >> 
> >> 
> >> 
> > 
> 

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Wayne Bouchard
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Network Dude
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