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Topic # 194910 29-Mar-2016 18:09
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Over the last few months, I've noticed some really interesting installations of fibre around central Wellington, and Eden Terrace in Auckland (where I've been working). I have also seen some truly interesting photo's from other members, which I thought would be great to share.

 

This isn't a swipe at the folks doing the work - it's complicated, you can't please everyone (or even anyone at times) - there are some niceties with copper you can't take with fibre.

 

So please share photo's with the community - the good and the bad - so we can see how this super project, which has no real comparison except with the original rollout of phone lines in the 20's, is actually going.

 

I'm not due for fibre in my street till January - naturally just after the roads and pavements have beautifully replaced and resealed - so it would be good to see how much 'learning' is going on.

 

Pictures are good!

 

Below two images from an install I saw at the top of Abel Smith Street in Te Aro, Wellington. The public road bends to the right, but there are 14 houses up a walkway - which isn't straight and rises about 70m from the street. The CORE network was installed in conduit attached to the public handrails, and branched off in 2 places at right angles (HARD right angles) to serve the whole area.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1522473 29-Mar-2016 20:54
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I'm not due for fibre in my street till January - naturally just after the roads and pavements have beautifully replaced and resealed - so it would be good to see how much 'learning' is going on.

 

The pavement was redone around here last year, and now we have both UFB and works on the council water mains about to be carried out. Always seems to be the way... too hard to coordinate everything, I guess.

 

 


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  Reply # 1522488 29-Mar-2016 21:37
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When ours was installed the Ultra Fast Fibre (UFF) contractors cut into a pipe for housing electrical cables, they were going to run the fibre in the same pipe. Unfortunately this electrical pipe was the main water pipe to our house. Yes water main is housed in an electrical pipe not a water pipe. Not the UFB installers fault but it made a late finish for the contractors that night whilst they fixed things up, and we were without water for an hour or so.

They did great work with minimal disruption to our garden and driveway and were good natured throughout the whole process.

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  Reply # 1522496 29-Mar-2016 22:03
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Apparently my parent's had their fibre run through the power ducting, several feet under the front garden.

 

Ours is run through the grey pipe one of the phone lines comes (came?) through. It looks better post-install, since the installers reattached to box back onto the house: it used to be about an inch off the wall, exposing a black cable.





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  Reply # 1522550 30-Mar-2016 07:10
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I saw this yesterday. Innovative way of getting cable through a brick & mortar fence..

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1522560 30-Mar-2016 08:13
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What the hell, I hope those people never want to fix their fence.


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  Reply # 1522674 30-Mar-2016 10:15
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 Our office in Sydney had fibre installed. The pipe bringing the fibre out of the ground blocked the fire exit door, so they 'fixed' it by moving it 10cm away.

 


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  Reply # 1522709 30-Mar-2016 11:42
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The OP asked for the good and the bad, so I'll supply some "good" :)

 

The background: The core fibre had been installed underground. Power was on overhead poles. A month or so before I ordered fibre, the power company was doing some digging. I asked and learned that the power lines were soon going underground.

 

Fibre installation, part 1: Power is still overhead. The fibre access terminal for my house was past my driveway (apparently it should've been on the other side) and running the fibre underground would apparently require council consent. They suggested doing an overhead install, and I pointed out that the power lines would be going away soon. They ended up doing a temporary overhead install.

 

A month or so later, the power company returned and moved the power lines underground. Within a week or so, Chorus came out and moved all the copper lines underground, but my fibre still came from the pole (and was the only thing there). A month or so after that, the power company then removed all the poles, except for mine.

 

Fibre installation, part 2: Chorus came out and moved the fibre underground. It didn't end up clipped to fences or anything and ended up being as good an installation as could be hoped for given the terrain.

 

To this day, the old power pole is still sitting there with nothing on it tongue-out


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  Reply # 1522715 30-Mar-2016 11:55
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I can't believe how something so fragile and complicated to install can be so simply tacked on to things and have free bits asking for vandals with scissors to attack.

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  Reply # 1522890 30-Mar-2016 17:21
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joker97: I can't believe how something so fragile and complicated to install can be so simply tacked on to things and have free bits asking for vandals with scissors to attack.

 

The individual fibres are fragile but when they are made up into cables with things like Kevlar raping and sheathed in High Density Plastics it takes more than a pair of scissors to do damage (useualy takes a 10ton excavator :-) ) - if you are just referring to the small service cables then the cost of replacing a section of tubing and reblowing the odd damage is negligible compared to the cost of making them all bullet proof

 

 


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  Reply # 1522899 30-Mar-2016 18:00
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joker97: I can't believe how something so fragile and complicated to install can be so simply tacked on to things and have free bits asking for vandals with scissors to attack.

 

It's actually not fragile - the ruggedised green and black fibre and microduct is incredibly tough.


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  Reply # 1522929 30-Mar-2016 19:52
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Ok i feel slightly more reassured:)

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  Reply # 1522941 30-Mar-2016 20:42
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Here are two in my immediate neighbourhood that I've posted before:

 

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  Reply # 1523378 31-Mar-2016 15:00
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Should have taken some photos when they installed fibre in my street. There is a section of 30 way microduct outside the neighbours that is only buried 100mm deep due to really big Norfolk pine trees. Thankfully my house comes off upstream of that.






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  Reply # 1540912 23-Apr-2016 23:01
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phantomdb:

 

https://www.facebook.com/CNUIT/

 

 

LOL, the first one in that facebook thread is one that I uploaded to GZ a few years ago now.

 

At the time one of the guys from Chorus on here said that install wasn't up to their standards. However, nothing has ever been done about it.

 


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