My parents have had Chorus UFB installed down their street (Kapiti) and I'm planning to get everything in place for them while I'm on holiday there over Christmas. I live in Christchurch so won't be able to be there when it is installed, so want to get as much sorted out prior. I've seen the UFB install horror stories, and they're happy in paying a bit out of their own pocket so that the free install goes smoothly. It's a virtually brand new house and they spend a lot of time working on the garden, so keen to avoid a SkyTV-style install or damage to their plants. Note that they aren't in a rush to get UFB installed, but I want to make them ready for it while I have the time. Internally I have sorted them with structured cabling etc.
1) Chorus have left 2x microducts at the boundary of each property in the street, coinciding with the existing Chorus copper grey pillars. The problem is, that my parents are one of three houses served off the one grey pillar.
Can Chorus easily add a third microduct at this point for them?
There is a Chorus copper pillar at the other end of their boundary, which only serves one house, but has 2x UFB microducts, so I'm guessing that the network designers have planned for my parents to be served off this point. It would be easier for us if they could serve UFB from the same point as we are currently served copper and use the existing Chorus copper conduit lead-in (laid recently with fibre in mind)
2) If it is unlikely for Chorus to lay a third microduct to my parents Chorus copper pillar, then plan B - UFB served from the other end of the boundary, and new conduit laid. I would like to lay the conduit through their garden myself:
Will Chorus be okay to feed fibre through standard white 32mm conduit (sweeping bends of course) or do they insist on green?
Can I run the conduit lead-in along the (public) grass berm parallel to our boundary for a bit, and then turn towards the house; or does it need to enter our property as soon as practicable?
I've got the Chorus urban service lead-in guide, but can't quite find these answers in there.
Let me know if this doesn't make sense, and I can draw up a map
Thanks in advance