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Topic # 148466 20-Jun-2014 10:02
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These purple marks go up my road, go over the pavement, across the grass verge and terminate on the actual grey Telecoms pole thing at the end of my drive way. A quick walk down the street shows nobody else seems to have this.

Is the NSA now getting a direct line to my house or am I the only person on the street getting UFB?

Other info: There is some construction at the bottom of the street, but they are WEL engineers (electricity) and this purple paint is literally up to and on the Telecoms termination. There are no new subdivisions immediately adjacent to my property. I'm confident it is my Telecoms terminator. Fibre is only due next year.

Can anybody tell me what it means?

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  Reply # 1070816 20-Jun-2014 10:12
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They're probably about to dig up the road, the marks will indicate where any cables ir pipes are so no-one puts a spade/digger through them.




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  Reply # 1070817 20-Jun-2014 10:12
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Is the power in the street underground?

Usually marks like this a the result of a survey of what is currently in the ground,  it  could really be for any of the existing services wanting to know whats in the ground before they do some digging/thrusting/ducting

Its rare for network installers to draw diagrams on the groun of what they are going to do, ( they have plans and files with that info),

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  Reply # 1070819 20-Jun-2014 10:14
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  Reply # 1070823 20-Jun-2014 10:18
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Yup, there is a ditch witch at the end of the street pushing conduit through and I am one of a few poeple that have power under my driveway, most have their power overhead. I guess my interest piqued as whoever marked it, has marked up to an on the Telecoms terminator, so it looked like it may be telecoms related.

Thanks for the info, hopefully nobody rips up my Internet experience.

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  Reply # 1070833 20-Jun-2014 11:25
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gundar: Thanks for the info, hopefully nobody rips up my Internet experience.


Good luck! But if they do, go and get pix of the fibre spaghetti :P

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  Reply # 1070865 20-Jun-2014 11:39
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A contractor with a shovel, digger, ditch witch, drilling machine, HydroVac or some other form of soil disturbance device has  asked for a Utility company to perform a "markout" service so that the "digger" knows where the underground services are and therefore knows where NOT to dig.  They could be getting ready for UFB upgrade, they could simply be replacing a low pressure water pipe.

The PURPLE/PINK paint indicates Telecommunications network (Copper or Fibre or Duct)
   It will have CHO somewhere in the marking if it is a Chorus network element, other Telcos use different abbreviations.
YELLOW indicates Gas services
BLUE is potable water
WHITE/GREY is Wastewater
RED is Electricity


Remember if you want to dig anywhere near an underground service (even on your own property) call 0800B4UDIG (free service for residential customers) and they will arrange for all the utilities companies to be advised where you are working and they will identify their assets near your worksite to be marked out. 

It requires a bit of planning if all you want to do is put in some fence poles, BUT is a lot cheaper (not to mention safer) than inadvertently hitting something.

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  Reply # 1070921 20-Jun-2014 12:26
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gundar:

These purple marks go up my road, go over the pavement, across the grass verge and terminate on the actual grey Telecoms pole thing at the end of my drive way. A quick walk down the street shows nobody else seems to have this.

Is the NSA now getting a direct line to my house or am I the only person on the street getting UFB?

Other info: There is some construction at the bottom of the street, but they are WEL engineers (electricity) and this purple paint is literally up to and on the Telecoms termination. There are no new subdivisions immediately adjacent to my property. I'm confident it is my Telecoms terminator. Fibre is only due next year.

Can anybody tell me what it means?



Basical it looks like it has nothing to do with UFB - but is a mark up for a civils contractor to do a Copper overlay (Hence O/L mark) from point A to point B (Point B being the Copper DP OS your House

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  Reply # 1070923 20-Jun-2014 12:33
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wellygary: Its rare for network installers to draw diagrams on the groun of what they are going to do, ( they have plans and files with that info),

I've seen "UFB" spraypainted on the ground here (Whakatane) before digging, but that could just be one of the local installers being flashy :)



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  Reply # 1070947 20-Jun-2014 13:04
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gundar: Can anybody tell me what it means?



Basical it looks like it has nothing to do with UFB - but is a mark up for a civils contractor to do a Copper overlay (Hence O/L mark) from point A to point B (Point B being the Copper DP OS your House


LOL, I thought it was 7/0 not O/L. That kind of reminds me of a joke about somebody who went to a car spares store to look for a 710 cap to replace one missing from the engine block.



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Update. WEL installed a power cable up the street and when I got home last night, they were literally on my driveway, right up against the Telekom pole. I pulled up, opened my window and said "I hope my Internet is still on" to which I got "yeah, eveything is fine" and just as I wound up my window, I hear one of the WEL guys quip "we hope" before the crowd broke out in laughter.

This morning, at 8 am, a Chorus guy was at the end of my driveway with what looked like an exploded data cable in one hand.

Yes, the Internet is off.

What a great carefree life it must be to be a WEL contractor.

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  Reply # 1098594 30-Jul-2014 14:14
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gundar: ...
LOL, I thought it was 7/0 not O/L. That kind of reminds me of a joke about somebody who went to a car spares store to look for a 710 cap to replace one missing from the engine block.


Fell into the same trap myself 20 odd years ago.  First week on call in a new job, 3am the numeric pager woke me.  The display showed a rather peculiar number to call 773) 07.

Took a about five minutes of properly waking up, headscratching and finally turning the blasted thing the right way up.  Replaced the battery and went back to bed, don't think I managed to get any more sleep unfortunately.




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  Reply # 1098595 30-Jul-2014 14:19
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It's a new form of tagging

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  Reply # 1098638 30-Jul-2014 15:12
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gundar: Update. WEL installed a power cable up the street and when I got home last night, they were literally on my driveway, right up against the Telekom pole. I pulled up, opened my window and said "I hope my Internet is still on" to which I got "yeah, eveything is fine" and just as I wound up my window, I hear one of the WEL guys quip "we hope" before the crowd broke out in laughter.

This morning, at 8 am, a Chorus guy was at the end of my driveway with what looked like an exploded data cable in one hand.

Yes, the Internet is off.

What a great carefree life it must be to be a WEL contractor.


You jinxed it, that's what happened

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