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# 143877 30-Apr-2014 11:34
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Quick question, what is under those metal plates on the ground, probably about 1m x 1m square in total made up of 4 seperate plates which have "Telecom" written on them? My sister has one outside her new house.

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  # 1033858 30-Apr-2014 11:35
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In ground oven for cooking pigs / chicken / sheep :P

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  # 1033862 30-Apr-2014 11:36
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  # 1033866 30-Apr-2014 11:38
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johnr: In ground oven for cooking pigs / chicken / sheep :P


Oh like some kind of hangi pit? Lmao. tongue-out

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  # 1033868 30-Apr-2014 11:41
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Simple answer is "it depends".

Could be any number of different things, but would typically be a pit for copper/and or fibre.



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  # 1033871 30-Apr-2014 11:43
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It is a jointing pit.  The hole is deep enough for someone to stand in and when emergency jointing is required it is not uncommon to have two people in the pit jointing a main distribution cable to get service restored.

If the lid came off today, it would likely be half-full of water.  (When work needs to be done in a pit, typically the first thing the workers need to do is pump the water out).  All of the cable joints are designed to be waterproof so we don't worry about water in the pit.

There are pits along main / high capacity routes and between those pits are several ducts.

We pull new cables from one pit to the next to get new capacity down the road.

There will be a mix of legacy copper distribution cables and new fibre cables pulled through the ducts.

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  # 1033872 30-Apr-2014 11:43
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sbiddle: Simple answer is "it depends".

Could be any number of different things, but would typically be a pit for copper/and or fibre.




No fibre in that area as yet so probably copper? Do they use those pits to put cabinets in also?



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  # 1033874 30-Apr-2014 11:46
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Chorusnz: It is a jointing pit.  The hole is deep enough for someone to stand in and when emergency jointing is required it is not uncommon to have two people in the pit jointing a main distribution cable to get service restored.

If the lid came off today, it would likely be half-full of water.  (When work needs to be done in a pit, typically the first thing the workers need to do is pump the water out).  All of the cable joints are designed to be waterproof so we don't worry about water in the pit.

There are pits along main / high capacity routes and between those pits are several ducts.

We pull new cables from one pit to the next to get new capacity down the road.

There will be a mix of legacy copper distribution cables and new fibre cables pulled through the ducts.

^GL


Would it be likely then that the phone line to her place would come directly from that pit to her premises?

 
 
 
 


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  # 1033876 30-Apr-2014 11:48
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CutCutCut:
sbiddle: Simple answer is "it depends".

Could be any number of different things, but would typically be a pit for copper/and or fibre.




No fibre in that area as yet so probably copper? Do they use those pits to put cabinets in also?

Just because there is no UFB doesnt mean fibre is non existant. It could be running business fibre or a backhaul.

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  # 1033922 30-Apr-2014 12:27
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CutCutCut:
Chorusnz: It is a jointing pit.  The hole is deep enough for someone to stand in and when emergency jointing is required it is not uncommon to have two people in the pit jointing a main distribution cable to get service restored.

If the lid came off today, it would likely be half-full of water.  (When work needs to be done in a pit, typically the first thing the workers need to do is pump the water out).  All of the cable joints are designed to be waterproof so we don't worry about water in the pit.

There are pits along main / high capacity routes and between those pits are several ducts.

We pull new cables from one pit to the next to get new capacity down the road.

There will be a mix of legacy copper distribution cables and new fibre cables pulled through the ducts.

^GL


Would it be likely then that the phone line to her place would come directly from that pit to her premises?

 

from a 4 lid manhole ? - very unlikely - from a smaller one or a oval lided pit maybe

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