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Topic # 128767 22-Aug-2013 19:19
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Hey guys,
Have just been hooked up to VDSL2 and was initially disappointed. 8mbps down 7 up after Chorus came and put my master filter in. The technician recommended I gave it a few days to see what happens. Since he left I've gone up into the ceiling and have discovered what may be wrong. For some reason the wiring comes from the etp, goes to a jack at the other end of the house and then the jack which vdsl (and the filter is installed behind) has been dedicated to is daisy chained all the way back to the point right near the the etp. So therefore the master filter is useless and the run of cable to it is extremely long, not to mention the wiring is really old (looks like black 2 core tps). I rung my provider and they have let chorus know what I've found. Problem is I waited a month for chorus to do the install and don't want to wait any more.

I'm more than capable of running a new feed directly from etp to the master filter but am concerned about a few things before I go ahead and do it. Here are my questions to you:

-Can I run just any cat5e or cat6 cable or does it have to meet a special standard?

-Am I legally allowed to remove etp cover and terminate the chorus line with this cable?

- lastly are there specified connectors or can I just use scotch locks in the etp

Thanks for taking the time to help me in advance

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  Reply # 882996 22-Aug-2013 19:33
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Hi, any cat5/6 cable, but solid core is recommended, technically no you should not open the ETP but if you as long as you dont make things go backwards there is no harm, scotch locs are the go.

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  Reply # 882997 22-Aug-2013 19:33
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Sorry in advance if I've placed this in the wrong category.



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  Reply # 882999 22-Aug-2013 19:37
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have noticed there are strange connectors in the etp at the moment which maybe for use with the older cable.they are a different kind of scotch lock crimp I think and they appear to be filled with a sillicone  as well. this is fairly new as the cable in from the pole was new this year. can I just use the typical round scotch locks?

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  Reply # 883001 22-Aug-2013 19:43
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You should always use gel filled scotchlok connectors. This stops moisture ingress.

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  Reply # 883002 22-Aug-2013 19:47
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Hi, as per steves comment I have never seen scotch locs that dont have gel to prevent moisture ingress, its a key feature.

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  Reply # 883006 22-Aug-2013 19:56
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Sweet as, thanks guys whoever did the last job they've left a good 3mm of bare copper coming out of the scotch lock crimps. . . Bit of a fail. Where can an average Joe buy these gell filled scotch lock crimps?

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  Reply # 883014 22-Aug-2013 20:13
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Hi, your local electrical wholesaler should have them, ie Corys, Stewards, etc, if you get stuck send me a PM and I can send you a handfull.

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