1. Yes, it's a whole new look! Have questions or need help? Please post your question in the New Forum Questions thread Click the X to the right to dismiss this notice
  2. Seeing tons of unread posts after the upgrade? See this thread for help. Click the X to the right to dismiss this notice

Verizon Fios

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by AllyMG, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. BigDog

    BigDog Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2003
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    5
    They dug the line to house about a week before the technician came. So, the technician's outside work was mounting a box and connecting wires. The install required quite a bit of in-and-out of the house, so you would need to be present for the whole install.
     
  2. BigDog

    BigDog Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2003
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    5
    You can only watch DVR recordings on remote settop boxes-not other DVRs. This is a big limitation if you have multiple DVRs and are forced to watch recordings only on the box it was recorded on. Also, the HD-DVR harddrive is small. Record several HD movies, and you dvr will show 50% full :(
     
  3. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2002
    Messages:
    5,242
    Likes Received:
    215
    unless you have a hacked TiVO... never consider any of the DVRs suitable for lots of long term storage. They just don't have the space. 2+hrs of HD is a ton of space and on any box recording 3+ of them will fill up half or more of the HD.

    Your DVR will spend nearly all of its life at 60+% capacity used :)
     
  4. volvo_nut

    volvo_nut New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2003
    Messages:
    364
    Likes Received:
    0
    What if we DON'T want our yard tore up?
    Can we prevent them from doing it? Is this an imminent domain sort of thing?

    I really don't feel like dealing with the stress of them screwing up our sprinkler system, current cable or anything else. Everything has been working well and I fear things may get bad and we may be down for several days or longer.

    Does the contractor repair their breaks? Do I have to call Comcast and the sprinkler company to repair and then attempt to get reimbursed?
     
  5. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2002
    Messages:
    5,242
    Likes Received:
    215
    No you can't prevent them from digging where they have EXISTING easements on your property. These were set in place long before any property were sold to homeowners. You can find the easements on your land plot.
     
  6. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2006
    Messages:
    2,512
    Likes Received:
    19
    Verizon's contractor is responsible for returning everything to its original condition. More than likely all your stuff will be fine but in the event of any damage, the contractor is responsible for repairs. Per the information that was on our door "We will restore any disruptions and disturbances to your property." 1-888-250-9710.

    Verizon asks that you buy some small flags to mark where your sprinkler heads are to avoid issues with the sprinkler system. These can be found at Home Depot or Lowe's for just a couple of bucks. Also, find the sprinkler system cutoff valve (not the one for the whole house) and turn it off when they begin work on your property (or a few houses away).
     
  7. volvo_nut

    volvo_nut New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2003
    Messages:
    364
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks. I have had our yard marked for two weeks - paint and flags (reused from the initial sprinkler install) :D

    It looks like they will dig to our place either Monday or Tuesday.
     
  8. BigDog

    BigDog Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2003
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    5
    The contractors seemed experienced at fixing their damage. When they cut your cable, they'll have extra screw-on f-connectors to splice your cable back. Hopefully, you'll be around when they dig, since it seemed they were about to miss the dangling 3 feet of wire they cut-until I came out and told them my internet was out.

    And when they cut your sprinkling lines, they'll run over to Home Depot to get PVC pipes to make the repair.

    So, your likely to be almost good-as-new when they leave!
     
  9. volvo_nut

    volvo_nut New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2003
    Messages:
    364
    Likes Received:
    0
    They came today - broke the sprinkler system in two locations and repaired them. Not sure if there is any leaking underground but the sprinkler heads are working. Comcast cable and cable internet are still working, even the HD channels that require a stronger signal.

    I am disappointment with the condition of the front yard. They tried but at the area where they made a repair, the ground is uneven and recessed. I would have expected it to be slightly raised to then settle down but it is not even flush with the rest of the yard. So we'll see how it is once it settles after a few rain showers.

    The guys were nice and I did see one of the PVC pipe repairs and it looked solid.

    I wonder how long it will be before FIOS becomes accessible.
     
  10. GeauxTigers

    GeauxTigers Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2006
    Messages:
    877
    Likes Received:
    10
    I noticed them digging along Welby today and also noticed a drastic change in Comcast video service. The HD stations go from clean to noisy to gone every so often. Comcast claims there is no outage and they want me to schedule a tech to my house. I wonder if the FIOS digging is related. Is anyone else on Welby having this issue? How convenient for Verizon if they are to blame :shakehead:
     
  11. Pirate

    Pirate Overland Park Denizen

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2007
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    7
    How much storage is available on the HD-DVR?
     
  12. BigDog

    BigDog Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2003
    Messages:
    159
    Likes Received:
    5
    I believe it is 160gb.
     
  13. Brewer

    Brewer New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2006
    Messages:
    96
    Likes Received:
    0
    Alright, so let me just post my Verizon dig results. First, they were very nice and delayed thier dig until this Monday since we had a party last Friday for my daughter's first birthday. The foreman went so far as to ask us to "Save him a piece of cake" Very nice guy. Our dig took two day, 8 holes (yes 8) and three orange lines went in. I guess this is all because we are on a corner. The guys arrived promptly at 7am and were done anytime between 6:30 a 7pm. The did bust one sprinker line right next to the head, and then somehow burried the head. I found it while testing the system, showed it to the guy with the "supervisor" vest, and then he inspected. They had to get some part and then fixed today. All is well. SO I am left with lots of bare spots, covered with topsoil and fresh seed. I was impressed that they removed large rocks and didnt attempt to re-bury them. I cant complain though...as I didnt get one of those big, green boxes! All in all, not bad.

    Good work IVH Smith.

    Brewer
     
  14. redon1

    redon1 aka Aphioni

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2005
    Messages:
    5,929
    Likes Received:
    69

    NICE TO HEAR SUCH POSITIVE FEEDBACK ON WHAT oops- yelling... could be a stressful situation for people who luuuv their lawns 'round here! thanks for sharing good news!
     
  15. ItalianSpouse

    ItalianSpouse New Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Did anyone happen to save the flyer Verizon stuck on our door regarding the fios digging? They finished our while we were out of town and unfortunatley broke off a chunk of our driveway. I wanted to call and ensure they would be back to repair, but unfortunately I didn't save the flyer and don't have the number. I tried various verizon numbers from their web site but they were all clueless.

    Other than that, I only got five holes dug and it looks fine.
     
  16. frm

    frm New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2006
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    Our dig lasted2 days -4 holes I think. We had a hole dug in our driveway. The sup came and warned us first. He told me they'd do a temporary patch and then the concrete company would come and do the main repair. I'm curious if anyone experience this and how long until the concrete company comes?
     
  17. cindyb

    cindyb New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2006
    Messages:
    278
    Likes Received:
    2
    S&N Communications is doing the digging. 1-800-757-6842 is the number on the flyer.
     
  18. JLC

    JLC Member

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2003
    Messages:
    890
    Likes Received:
    8
    Ours was done on Tuesday - only took them from 7 am until 3 pm to do mine and three other houses. They broke one of my sprinkler lines but seem to have repaired it just fine. If I hadn't seen it I wouldn't have known about it. They broke one of my neighbor's as well and didn't tell them - just fixed it up.

    Be careful of the topsoil that they put down - there's quite a bit of broken glass mixed in it.

    My three year old thought it was cool to inspect the holes and the digging equipment.
     
  19. Villager

    Villager Ashburn Village Resident

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2006
    Messages:
    2,512
    Likes Received:
    19
    A house near me had an asphalt crew there within a couple of days of the FIOS people.
     
  20. frm

    frm New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2006
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks! Maybe I'll see them next week then after this rain.......
     

Share This Page