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What? This can't be right

Postby aardvark_admin » Fri May 30, 2014 10:57 am

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/artic ... d=11264454

Really... the pole and associated wiring that feeds electricity to your house is now your responsibility and you have to pay for maintenance/repairs to it?

So someone remind me why we're paying line-fees again?
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Re: What? This can't be right

Postby Screw » Fri May 30, 2014 11:26 am

Yeah, read that in the ODT. It''s a very grey area and seems like just another way of screwing people!
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Re: What? This can't be right

Postby Jetboy » Fri May 30, 2014 3:50 pm

"materials and expenses, including a fuse link, line tap and shackle plates."
all those items would appear to me to be the supply side equipment
I've had line taps changed twice, new fuseholders and new hot water pilot relay - which just happened to fail when they went to leave - put in without any charges. the guy did phone his base about whether to replace the relay and it was "theirs" so it was done on the spot.

When we had a big storm 3 or 4 years back my anchor for the house lead in wire ripped out so the wire was hanging off the junction box which itself had detached.

Restored this myself but wonder if I'd be asked to contribute for that end of the feed line
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