The bottom one is usually the Cable TV provider or a fiber optic cable.
I hate hate hate pole attached fibers.
On Thu, Sep 30, 2021 at 5:51 PM Jim Nichols <jhnichols@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Thanks, Ken, but I didn't make my self clear. What I referred to as a
> support cable is actually a bare, stranded metal cable running from pole
> to pole. The plastic multi-stranded bundle of signal cables was wrapped
> to the support cable by winding the cable and bundle together with what
> appears to be stainless wire. When an ice-coated pine tree fell across
> the wires, the stranded metal cable was snapped and the signal cable
> bundle sagged beneath the tree, but did not break. The stainless coil
> sprang back on the signal cable and the stranded cable is dangling down
> to my fence.
> What I need is an overhead cable repair. You can see an earlier swage
> splice in the photo above.
> >> On 9/30/21 8:20 PM, Ken Norton wrote:
> > Jim,
> > Probably what I would do is call 811 (Tennessee's locate service,
> > 1-800-351-1111). Inform them that you plan on digging up the broken
> > support cable anchor as pole itself does not appear to be in service
> > as the lines are all sagging.
> > When a locate is done, the underground lines are all marked, of
> > course, but also any oddities are noted and passed on to the owners of
> > the various utilities. The nice thing about Tenn811 is that you don't
> > have to worry about trying to navigate the various ownerships of the
> > infrastructure as they know. Most states have a similar "one call,
> > call before you dig" number.
> > As a side note, once the locate is done and any unmarked cables
> > actually laying on the ground are free game for "accidental mowing"
> > when you are in your approved dig dates. However, any marked cables
> > that you do destroy will result in a hefty fine and repair fees.
> > Up here, we have to deal with damage from firearms.
> > AK Schnozz
> Jim Nichols
> Tullahoma, TN USA
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