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Topic # 26648 29-Sep-2008 13:25
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It looks like Telecom is preparing for quite a big push in expanding their newtork in Auckland.
I just had a walk up Grafton Road and there are quite fresh markings all over.
There used to be some markings there before but this is definitely a new lot. So maybe they are finally doing something.

Anyone knows any details?
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  Reply # 167766 29-Sep-2008 15:25
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There is already fibre up Grafton Road from Telecom, Telstra Clear, Vector & Citylink.

New firbre rolls happen all the time.

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  Reply # 167771 29-Sep-2008 15:43
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What sort of markings, purple?  The telecom cable locators use purple paint to do mark out which anyone can request - free some of the time.  usually notated with things like 100xD (100 pair cable in a duct) F fibre etc...  Not neccesarily telecom work going on.

Managed the 124 call centre a while ago




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  Reply # 167776 29-Sep-2008 16:13
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Aaah.

It is purple. So quite possible it's not Telecom.
By any means it's good to see anyone expanding their network.

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  Reply # 167777 29-Sep-2008 16:19
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ah - again it may not even be a telecommunications expansion :) anyone digging in the ground has a responsibility to ensure all services are found and marked out prior to digging - even if they are marked out and they dig without "potholing" they can be held accountable for any damage - loss of income to businesses affected etc.

You could even request a mark out if you are digging in your garden - not silly cause often they will charge you to replace your 049 (service lead) if you cause the damage

Man I cant believe I remember this stuff - lol worth damage I billed someone for was almost $200k that was fun




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  Reply # 168722 2-Oct-2008 23:59
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The grafton/CBD area is being dug up by the Clearwater alliance to separate the stormwater and sewage systems. Its planned to be finished in 2010. Currently the are doing St Benedicts Street and Symonds Street. There are purple markings to show existing services so they don't thrust the 200mm plastic pipes throught them.

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  Reply # 168740 3-Oct-2008 07:55
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wonderferret: The grafton/CBD area is being dug up by the Clearwater alliance to separate the stormwater and sewage systems. Its planned to be finished in 2010. Currently the are doing St Benedicts Street and Symonds Street. There are purple markings to show existing services so they don't thrust the 200mm plastic pipes throught them.


Jsut so you are aware purple only denotes telecommunications services and you would need to request markouts from both telecom telstraclear and any other comm suppliars other utilities are marked using different colours:

Power: Orange
Gas: Yellow
Water: Blue/White
Sewer: Light Grey
Stormwater: Dark Grey

And be very careful with thrusting if you are involved! thrusting is the one of the easiest way to find cable as usually they follow the path of least resistance and that usually mean finding existing trenches

If there is fibre or high capacity in the vicinity, get a standover because if you are thrusting with only marking you will more than likely get billed as you have no way to ascertain the depth of the cables etc.

Same with electricity and gas of course - getting killed is worse than getting a bill :)




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  Reply # 168741 3-Oct-2008 07:55
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Oh, and the Osh guideline for working with underground services is a great document too:

http://www.osh.dol.govt.nz/order/catalogue/ipp/underground.pdf




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  Reply # 169402 6-Oct-2008 20:35
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i m @cbd. hopefully they will upgrade to fiber soon

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  Reply # 169475 7-Oct-2008 08:23
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Sure with they would come and lay some fiber in Papatoetoe. We still have a drop wire from the pole outside to the house..  Pigs mite fly to..




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