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Thank you Metrofibre for stuffing up our water & electricity

infscrtyrisk

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326 units in Midrand without water and electricity for over 8 hours (and counting) because of your fscking incomptence. Fsck you motherfsckers.
 

Lupus

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326 units in Midrand without water and electricity for over 8 hours (and counting) because of your fscking incomptence. Fsck you motherfsckers.
Actually not always their fault, they are following the guidelines laid out by the municipalities on where the pipes are supposed to be. Also if most people would rather just have them put up poles it would be cheaper and easier to get fiber into areas. But apparently having poles is unsightly, yet when we had them in the 80/90s it was fine??
 

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Actually not always their fault, they are following the guidelines laid out by the municipalities on where the pipes are supposed to be. Also if most people would rather just have them put up poles it would be cheaper and easier to get fiber into areas. But apparently having poles is unsightly, yet when we had them in the 80/90s it was fine??
^^ this - however, some contractors working for these guys just dont follow the wayleaves or planning doc's. they dont dig out pilot holes every 50m to check there are no services running, they just start trenching and boom.. pipe burst, cables cut, then they blame the wayleaves of being inaccurate...
 

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Vumatel fcked up my koi pond's water drain pipe, now I have to use buckets and a small pump to drain the pond :crylaugh:
 

Rickster

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Vumatel started trenching on my corner and now the water pressure is rather low, wonder if its related.
 

Temujin

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^^ this - however, some contractors working for these guys just dont follow the wayleaves or planning doc's. they dont dig out pilot holes every 50m to check there are no services running, they just start trenching and boom.. pipe burst, cables cut, then they blame the wayleaves of being inaccurate...
Hehe, I watched randwater guys looking at the plans on the road, and then pointed out that that street is there, that one there, you have the plans upside down, the power is here, look the water there(pointed to where the water was gushing out), the 'boss' said we know what we're doing and proceeded to instruct the driver to dig where he wanted... boom, sparks everywhere, power out in area for 2 days. What really pisses me off is not one of them reports it, everyone runs away as though they were never there
 

techead

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you complain about slow internet, so they have to trench to run fibre.

then you bitch coz they hit pipes. It happens.

stop being a tool.
 

infscrtyrisk

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you complain about slow internet, so they have to trench to run fibre.

then you bitch coz they hit pipes. It happens.

stop being a tool.
So by your reasoning, if you a toothache, go to the dentist, and through negligence / incompetence he cuts nerves causing your face to droop, you shouldn't complain because that's being a tool?

Whether you're somehow you're affiliated with MetroFibre or not who knows, but your reasoning isn't sound.
 

techead

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So by your reasoning, if you a toothache, go to the dentist, and through negligence / incompetence he cuts nerves causing your face to droop, you shouldn't complain because that's being a tool?

Whether you're somehow you're affiliated with MetroFibre or not who knows, but your reasoning isn't sound.
You are being unreasonable.

These things happen, and teams are on standby to resolve the issues as soon as they occur.

Try to be understanding and reasonable.
 

Slootvreter

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You are being unreasonable.

These things happen, and teams are on standby to resolve the issues as soon as they occur.

Try to be understanding and reasonable.
I am inclined to agree with you. A rollout of that type will always carry a risk of something else to be damaged.
 

Anthro

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Vumatel fcked up my koi pond's water drain pipe, now I have to use buckets and a small pump to drain the pond :crylaugh:
First world problems eh?
That awkward moment you need to choose between flushing your **** down the drain and downloading the latest episode of GOT
 

oober

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So by your reasoning, if you a toothache, go to the dentist, and through negligence / incompetence he cuts nerves causing your face to droop, you shouldn't complain because that's being a tool?

Whether you're somehow you're affiliated with MetroFibre or not who knows, but your reasoning isn't sound.
Yea very unreasonable, also a burst pipe cannot be compared to possible irreparable nerve damage.
 

infscrtyrisk

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You are being unreasonable.

These things happen, and teams are on standby to resolve the issues as soon as they occur.

Try to be understanding and reasonable.
Your company comes into my area, your workers dig up the pavement and hit a 200mm water main that sprayed a 30m high stream into the air for over 2 hours, resulting in water and electricity cuts to over 1000 people for at least 12 hours. And then you have the chutzpah to tell me that I'm being unreasonable?

Don't be a tool just like your staff.
 

Geoff.D

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Vumatel started trenching on my corner and now the water pressure is rather low, wonder if its related.
Quite possible depends on what type of pipe was used for your water feed. Are you not affected by the deliberate pressure drop implemented to prevent any more leaks after the mains were repaired in the north of Jo'burg?

Drop a rock on the plastic pipes used and see how easily they collapse.
 

Trompie67

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Actually not always their fault, they are following the guidelines laid out by the municipalities on where the pipes are supposed to be. Also if most people would rather just have them put up poles it would be cheaper and easier to get fiber into areas. But apparently having poles is unsightly, yet when we had them in the 80/90s it was fine??
Openserve have used poles in Midrand. Nonetheless they still managed to burst a water pipe when digging.....
 

crackersa

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Your company comes into my area, your workers dig up the pavement and hit a 200mm water main that sprayed a 30m high stream into the air for over 2 hours, resulting in water and electricity cuts to over 1000 people for at least 12 hours. And then you have the chutzpah to tell me that I'm being unreasonable?

Don't be a tool just like your staff.
if your were in a first world country...then i would agree with you. but since you are not, you are being unreasonable to expect that idiots don't exist.

And with your dentist analogy, if i saw he had a degree from KZN, then I would have sought another dentist or not complain.
 

supersunbird

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Hehe, I watched randwater guys looking at the plans on the road, and then pointed out that that street is there, that one there, you have the plans upside down, the power is here, look the water there(pointed to where the water was gushing out), the 'boss' said we know what we're doing and proceeded to instruct the driver to dig where he wanted... boom, sparks everywhere, power out in area for 2 days. What really pisses me off is not one of them reports it, everyone runs away as though they were never there
Luckily you had recorded them on your cellph... snap!
 

Geoff.D

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But to all those saying that the complainant is unreasonable.
1. It is quite common to find that plans, are NOT being read properly by the fibre contractors and the Council employees alike.
2. When one then tries to help, they get all uppity and the outcome is as described.
3. Map and plan reading (i.e. anything on paper) is a dying art.
 
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