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  Reply # 905319 30-Sep-2013 19:09
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I don't have a patch panel, but I do have a spring loaded ladder to get up into the ceiling.

However I've found a cupboard high up that'll do. The fiber will come in overhead straight into the ceiling cavity, run along the woodwork, down into the cupboard. The ONT, router, and UPS will live there. The network cable to the rest of the house will run up the ceiling, down conduit, then into where it needs to go.

I can't remember why I think the fiber is overhead - how would I find out? Trenching and getting into the house would obviously be a fair bit more work. Nothing is underground here, power, cable, phone all overhead, but I think the UFB is underground for at least most of the street.

Do I need to drill holes to get from the ceiling space down into the cupboard or will Chorus do that?




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  Reply # 905344 30-Sep-2013 19:36
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If your services are OH then your fibre will come that way too. Unless they have trenched it all in underground (which I think should have happened around the entire country regardless). If that is the case expect the installers to turn up and probably leave rather quickly as they will arrange for civil contractors to come and dig a trench and lay a new conduit.

You don't have to do one single thing for the install =)

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  Reply # 905354 30-Sep-2013 19:45
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Everything's overhead, but they dug up the road and the verges near me to put fiber in. How would I find out, other than wait till Friday? Because if it's going in Friday I'll get an electrician in really soon to get a mains plug put in the right place, otherwise i'll get one next week.




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  Reply # 905366 30-Sep-2013 20:06
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If it's underground it could all be direct buried so no real way for joe bloggs to tell.
Otherwise there could be green fibre pillars somewhere on your boundary.

Or look up the pole and see if there is a new-ish looking box up there.



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  Reply # 905383 30-Sep-2013 20:19
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There's nothing new on my property, but there are medium sized cabinets dotted around the neighborhood. They had near the road and the road itself dug up for a couple of days, but it was like they dug holes and connected them underground.

I can't see anything new up the pole, but I'd probably be the first in this area to get UFB. There's a load of cables going up the pole from underground, no idea why. There's a lot of stuff up on the pole but at least some of it is TC cable.




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  Reply # 905384 30-Sep-2013 20:21
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my installer wanted to put it in the corner of a bedroom!
geez, imagine the constant flashing lights...

I convinced him to place it up on the hallway wall and I will build a small cupboard around it



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  Reply # 905387 30-Sep-2013 20:23
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I wouldn't be impressed with that. Instead of letting my fiance deal with it on Friday I'd better make sure I'm at home.




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  Reply # 905405 30-Sep-2013 21:08
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timmmay: There's nothing new on my property, but there are medium sized cabinets dotted around the neighborhood. They had near the road and the road itself dug up for a couple of days, but it was like they dug holes and connected them underground.

I can't see anything new up the pole, but I'd probably be the first in this area to get UFB. There's a load of cables going up the pole from underground, no idea why. There's a lot of stuff up on the pole but at least some of it is TC cable.


In our street they ran fibre up both sides of the street underground. On one side they ran conduits up the poles to a small enclosure, on the other side they installed a green pillar (?) box at every second house.

When I had UFB installed, Chorus hadn't done many installs and on the first visit told me that they were planning to do an overhead install replacing the copper line. Once they discovered that there was a pillar box at the end of the drive, and nothing up the pole they had to get approval for an underground connection.

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  Reply # 905408 30-Sep-2013 21:13
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However I've found a cupboard high up that'll do. The fiber will come in overhead straight into the ceiling cavity, run along the woodwork, down into the cupboard. The ONT, router, and UPS will live there. The network cable to the rest of the house will run up the ceiling, down conduit, then into where it needs to go.


Good plan, I was told the ONT is quite heat sensitive, so the heat and dust in the ceiling space would probably cause a few problems...

Do I need to drill holes to get from the ceiling space down into the cupboard or will Chorus do that?


Chorus should do whatever is necessary.

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  Reply # 905532 1-Oct-2013 09:22
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 Chorus should do whatever is necessary.


..and if you're *really* lucky, they'll even put a boot through the ceiling like they did at mine! 

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  Reply # 905860 1-Oct-2013 17:59
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kiwi_64:
 Chorus should do whatever is necessary.


..and if you're *really* lucky, they'll even put a boot through the ceiling like they did at mine! 


Wouldn't be the end of the world though because their insurance would probably have to re-paint the entire ceiling. Especially good in an open plan house.

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Haha though the boot was a rubber grommet, but yeah easy to slip and hurt yourself in the ceiling... lucky it was just a boot and not a whole contractor.

I reckon you could put a couple of small vents in the cupboard door, top and bottom to let just enough heat out. Way better than going in the ceiling.




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  Reply # 908711 6-Oct-2013 10:40
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I have my ONT in a cupboard (old ironing board storage). It makes a LOT of heat, so ceiling may not be a good idea. I have a feeling that I probably should put a fan in the cupboard, if we ever put any more gear in there.

Our installers said that we were the first residential install that they had done that had STAR wiring (albeit DIY). Previous to us they had only done about 10 other installs in Masterton.




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  Reply # 908713 6-Oct-2013 11:00
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naggyman: I have my ONT in a cupboard (old ironing board storage). It makes a LOT of heat, so ceiling may not be a good idea. I have a feeling that I probably should put a fan in the cupboard, if we ever put any more gear in there.

Our installers said that we were the first residential install that they had done that had STAR wiring (albeit DIY). Previous to us they had only done about 10 other installs in Masterton.


They must have short memories LOL, they installed mine the day before doing yours and I have pretty much the same setup as yours.



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  Reply # 908715 6-Oct-2013 11:07
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I've put the ONT into a top cupboard so no worries now. I'll add a UPS, monitor the temperature, and if necessary I'll add screen doors, fans, etc.




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