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chevrolux
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  #1706816 21-Jan-2017 09:05
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kornflake: Chorus should be dumped..... UFF and enable are far more professional. Chorus should be auditited at the very least to ensure there is no miss use of financial resource.

 

There are plenty of terrible UFF/Enable/Northpower jobs.

 

The biggest thing with their jobs is the ultra relaxed approach they take to mounting the ONT. The amount of them that are just thrown on a shelf or sitting on the window sill is amazing.


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  #1709027 24-Jan-2017 22:04
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Since this thread is still going... 

How's this for being trolled by your fibre installer? It's subtle, but it's messing with my OCD:




 

Fortunately I have a ladder and a hammer, and tomorrow I shall use them. 


 
 
 
 


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  #1709036 24-Jan-2017 22:24
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That annoys me sooooooo much how they didn't take the micro-duct vertically up to the inside of the soffit, then horizontally along to the edge of the house. Why come out to the edge?!!


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  #1709037 24-Jan-2017 22:25
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Growlerbearnz:

How's this for being trolled by your fibre installer? It's subtle, but it's messing with my OCD.

 

 

That would mess with my OCD so badly... Glad it is a simple fix though but makes absolutely no sense.





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Well, I ended up contacting Chorus to see what they could do about the install & and a tech was sent out this morning.

 

Apparently running cables over the wallpaper is now standard and they no longer run the cables inside the walls as it's too expensive. Because of this, they weren't willing to replace the cable so the ONT could be placed near the floor as the install was up to specifications. The technician said his reason for using the small metal cable restraints was so that the cable could be pushed into the corner more, opposed to using the standard Chorus ones which would cause the cable to stick out from the corner more. The technician that said that I could move the ONT to another location as long as the fibre cable still reaches. Then he would come back later to re-terminate the fibre once I finished re-mounting it. This meant I could place the ONT in the closet which is perpendicular to the original wall it was mounted on. The technician terminated the fibre again then I rerouted the phone wiring into the closet (VoIP) and I'm currently waiting on an electrician to add an outlet to the closet. The fibre cable still has holes from where the cable restraints pierced through it, but the technician assured me it would have no affect whatsoever. 

 

Overall, this has worked out very well and I'm very impressed with the end result. Huge thanks to the technician for going beyond what he's told to do to make us happy!

 

This is what it looks like now (Still to do cable management)

 


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  #1711194 28-Jan-2017 22:25
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^^^ What is the white box to the left of your ONT?


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  #1711204 28-Jan-2017 22:59
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It's a wall plate with four Cat6 keystones - using it as a patch panel for the phone ports & one ethernet port throughout the house.


 
 
 
 


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  #1711379 29-Jan-2017 16:34
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Beltor:

 

Hi all

 

I recently had UFB installed and am happy with the resultant speed and reliability. The installation quality however is not up to scratch I believe.

 

I met with the installers and gave instructions that I wanted the installation of the box that provides fibre to the ONT to be against a flat wall under my deck. However before I could stop the guys, they had drilled up through my deck directly above where I asked them to install and they installed the box on the side of my external cedar wall. This is frustrating as the box is now not flush with the external cedar weatherboard wall and therefore may not be weather tight. 

 

A Chorus post-installation inspector came around to audit the installation and was not happy with the weather tightness and arranged for the installers to return and repair. The installers came a couple of weeks later with a tube of Silicone to repair and did an awful job. Unfortunately they left before I had a chance to look at their work and now have an unsightly and unsatisfactory result. (as per pictures)

 

 

 

 

 

Any suggestions as to what I should do or who I should contact to get this tidied up? I live in Khandallah, Wellington 

 

 

I appreciate the advice and guidance that I received from members regarding the above installation. 

 

As an update to where this ended up I contacted Chorus and after two further visits now have a reasonable outcome. Yes I would have preferred that the box had of been installed under the deck as I originally requested and could have insisted, however the remaining hole in the house and the deck would have caused me grief. What occurred was that the engineer applied silicone directly into the hole in the weatherboard where the wire entered the house and removed all the ugly visible silicone around the side and across the top. I bought some cedar scriber and blocked the gapping holes on both sides of the box.

 

 

My advice for those members considering future UFB installations is to insist the box be installed preferably out of sight and against a flat wall.

 

 

 

 


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  #1772509 29-Apr-2017 17:06
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Here's one I noticed today, dropping my daughter off at a friends (in Ngaio, up a steep driveway):

 

 

 

Bottom of fence

 

Conduit up the drive to the edges, then tacked along the bottom of the fence etc. The conduit up the drive has been made to follow the fence - a series of right angles coming. Bends for everyone!

 

Not bad but did make me smile. And shudder.





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DarthKermit

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  #1772514 29-Apr-2017 17:15
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I see that kind of install all the time around Palmy Nth.


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  #1772517 29-Apr-2017 17:25
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I have to wonder about the reliability of these kinds of installs. Over time they will be kicked, run into, fences will deteriorate or be moved, all kinds of things. I see another leaky homes type crisis looming in a few years when everyone's UFB starts collapsing. This kind of sloppy installation work is just asking for trouble.

 

 

 

 





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Yep, it's bound to happen. That micro duct stuff is quite strong, but it's only as strong as the fences, etc, that it's attached to.

 

I decided years ago to install my own conduit buried at 500 mm beneath our front lawn to properly protect any future fibre install, plus I didn't want the Mickey Mouse aesthetics of so many of these install jobs.


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  #1772553 29-Apr-2017 19:16
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antoniosk:

 

Here's one I noticed today, dropping my daughter off at a friends (in Ngaio, up a steep driveway):

 

 

 

Bottom of fence

 

Conduit up the drive to the edges, then tacked along the bottom of the fence etc. The conduit up the drive has been made to follow the fence - a series of right angles coming. Bends for everyone!

 

Not bad but did make me smile. And shudder.

 

 

 

 

I have noticed a lot of installs around Christchurch looking like this as well... including running conduit on top of the driveway to the house.


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