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Topic # 93434 21-Nov-2011 18:31
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I am about halfway through building our house.

Another build is going one in a nearby section and the owner has exposed the phone cables in a trench.

I think this would be a great time to get my connection sorted out as well.

Who do I call to arrange to have a phone line put in?

I have already run Cat 6 to where the demarc point will be. My Cat 6 runs to a distribution hub in a cabinet in my garage.

Do I call Chorus to arrange this and will they come and do the connection including at the demarc point even though I'm not moving in until January?  


I just want the wires connecting at this stage, the phone will not be activated until Jan.             

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  Reply # 548038 21-Nov-2011 19:06
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I prewired my whole house with cat6 ethernet and phone to all tv points and each room. This way you future proof your house as you can use it for HDMI or use it for a home network etc. Your sparky should be able to sort it out. Chorus only cover to the connection on the side of your house.



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  Reply # 548039 21-Nov-2011 19:11
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Ventura: I prewired my whole house with cat6 ethernet and phone to all tv points and each room. This way you future proof your house as you can use it for HDMI or use it for a home network etc. Your sparky should be able to sort it out. Chorus only cover to the connection on the side of your house.


Not really what I wanted to know but thanks. I have already run 500m of Cat 6 over the past week so have all that well covered.

I want to know if I contact Chorus direct to install the phone line or if I just go through my service provider, ie vodsfone.   

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  Reply # 548041 21-Nov-2011 19:16
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Hi, the leadin duct from the street to your house is normally orgaised by the sparkie with Chorus, or can be installed by the sparkie when he digs the duct for the power main, I suggest you talk to him, also run 2 or ideally 3 cat6 runs from the demarc to the hub, this is covered in the TCF doc.

Regardless you need to open a new house account with Telecom for the whole process to start, otherwise Chorus will never more an inch.

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  Reply # 548043 21-Nov-2011 19:19
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cyril7: Hi, the leadin duct from the street to your house is normally orgaised by the sparkie with Chorus, or can be installed by the sparkie when he digs the duct for the power main, I suggest you talk to him, also run 2 or ideally 3 cat6 runs from the demarc to the hub, this is covered in the TCF doc.

Regardless you need to open a new house account with Telecom for the whole process to start, otherwise Chorus will never more an inch.

Cyril


Thanks Cyril, I have two Cat 6 runs to the demarc from my hub. I could intstall a 3rd if required but is it worth it?


So even though my home phone/broadband is currently via vodafone I need to call Telecom to set up the new connection?    

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  Reply # 548049 21-Nov-2011 19:35
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Hi, Voda dont do any hands on, its all subcontracted to Chorus, but in your instance you need to do it through Voda. To be honest at this point you need to chase through the important bit and you sparkie is probably the best place to start. Hi needs to install a Telecom 20mm duct to the pedestal with either a draw wire or two pair external feed at the same time he runs the power main, then tidy away with Voda/Telecom latter, if you fail to get that in then its a mess.

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  Reply # 548051 21-Nov-2011 19:37
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Worth leaving in a spare draw-wire for UFB or does it need to be retrenched?





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  Reply # 548053 21-Nov-2011 19:40
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Hi, in general the UFB will pull your cu out and Si in no draw wire needed, or if its is then again the current cu will be used. Should also note a GPO on the wall directly inside where the ETP is should be provided, I also like to place a flush box and blank faceplate directly behind the ETP so you can readily do a fibre upgrade in future

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