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Topic # 189350 25-Dec-2015 14:44
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Just noticed these bare wires in my garden (see photo)

I phone VF who are my provider who were next to hopeless told me it was not there issue and I should phone a local electrician.
Basically I am not sure who to contact around this.
The wires are coming bare if you look close. 

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As you can see there is a sign that says

"danger live cable buried here"

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  Reply # 1457074 25-Dec-2015 14:50
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That looks like a standard Cat5e cable.




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  Reply # 1457075 25-Dec-2015 15:00
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Yes - Standard Ethernet cable. You'll find it'll likely connect to the "Telecom" ETP to the house somewhere.




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  Reply # 1457076 25-Dec-2015 15:11
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michaelmurfy: Yes - Standard Ethernet cable. You'll find it'll likely connect to the "Telecom" ETP to the house somewhere.


OK got that but who do I contact for repair.
Should I get hold of Spark or VF who are my Internet providers and did not want to know when I phoned them before.

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  Reply # 1457077 25-Dec-2015 15:17
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It's not a Vodafone cable. As they said, call a sparky, but make sure it's one who knows about data cabling as some don't. Alternatively get someone who just does data cabling.

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  Reply # 1457091 25-Dec-2015 16:17
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Chorus would never run blue cat5 as part of an install so it looks like it's been a job done by a 3rd party at some point. It'd be interesting to know what it's for.
 



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  Reply # 1457094 25-Dec-2015 16:23
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sbiddle: Chorus would never run blue cat5 as part of an install so it looks like it's been a job done by a 3rd party at some point. It'd be interesting to know what it's for.
 


Been there since we moved in about 4 years ago and no idea what it is for ?

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  Reply # 1457095 25-Dec-2015 16:24
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beenz:
sbiddle: Chorus would never run blue cat5 as part of an install so it looks like it's been a job done by a 3rd party at some point. It'd be interesting to know what it's for.
 


Been there since we moved in about 4 years ago and no idea what it is for ?


snip it and see what breaks? ;)




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  Reply # 1457096 25-Dec-2015 16:24
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beenz:
sbiddle: Chorus would never run blue cat5 as part of an install so it looks like it's been a job done by a 3rd party at some point. It'd be interesting to know what it's for.
 


Been there since we moved in about 4 years ago and no idea what it is for ?


You could of course cut it and see if it's your connection. smile

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  Reply # 1457098 25-Dec-2015 16:27
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That box is your ETP so everything beyond that is your property. As the odds of that being your leadin are about as close to 0% as you could get it's an issue that's probably up to you to resolve, not your provider.

My pick would be that at some point somebody has tapped a cable into the ETP to run another extension somewhere else in the house and simply buried the cable.



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  Reply # 1457120 25-Dec-2015 17:05
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Yes it looks harmless. How about checking if it's not just a scrap of cable by seeing if it has an end or maybe even two by carefully digging along looking for an end

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  Reply # 1457199 25-Dec-2015 21:38
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@beenz so why call an ISP hopeless when they gave you the correct answer?



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  Reply # 1457203 25-Dec-2015 21:49
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johnr: @beenz so why call an ISP hopeless when they gave you the correct answer?


@johnr thank you for your well thought out comment.

Your logic makes no sense.
There is no need for you to reply as we will only end up in an argument that neither of us will win.
Appreciate your comment though.
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  Reply # 1457208 25-Dec-2015 22:07
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It was a question not a comment

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  Reply # 1457290 26-Dec-2015 08:48
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Just pull it, you may find it is excess from the installation. The service lead from Chorus comes in via the white pipe and the internal wiring, the blue Cat5 will go into the white ETP from the block of the dwelling. You may just find that when the house was connected, there was an excess coming out of the blocks and into grass area, cut and then terminated into the ETP. My guess it is just rubbish excess.




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