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  #1533766 15-Apr-2016 21:56
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kiwifidget:

 

<snip>

 

He also mentioned something about green above-ground covers, but ours is still a grey tubey thing.

 

I do notice some in our street have had their grey tubey ones replaced by the light-green boxy one.

 

Why just some and not all I do not know.

 

 

 

 

On the original builds all the microduct laterals (the single ends) were installed up into the rectangular Green Boxes (known as Pedestals or PEDs).

 

On later builds only those that would end up in hard surfaces (footpaths etc) were brought up into PEDs and if they were to end in soft surfaces (grassed areas etc) they are buried (mostly right beside the grey terminals used for the copper connections), these are then dug up, when required, joined on and reburied.

 

Then on even later builds the PEDs have been replaces the Hand Holds (the below ground mini-pit with the round green lid) - those in soft are still buired but are now normal marked with a black Peg plastic peg with the Chorus logo on top to help with locating.

 

 

Our build has only just finished. We have no footpath so that would explain why we have retained the grey tube.

 

Did not notice a special Chorus peg though, must have a closer look over the weekend.





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  #1533767 15-Apr-2016 21:58
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DarthKermit:

 

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If I had a dollar for every one of the green plinths with a missing or damaged cover that I've seen around here, I'd be doing very well.

 

 

Keeps me employed putting them back on :-)

 

 

I wouldn't want to see you out of work, mate. I can make you a list of missing covers as I spot 'em.


 
 
 
 


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  #1533783 15-Apr-2016 22:12
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DarthKermit:

 

InstallerUFB:

 

DarthKermit:

 

<snip>

 

If I had a dollar for every one of the green plinths with a missing or damaged cover that I've seen around here, I'd be doing very well.

 

 

Keeps me employed putting them back on :-)

 

 

I wouldn't want to see you out of work, mate. I can make you a list of missing covers as I spot 'em.

 

 

I don't get paid to replace them unless its a request through Chorus (not allowed to self generate work :-) ) - report them to 0800 4 NETWORK

 

 


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  #1533787 15-Apr-2016 22:18
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InstallerUFB:

 

 

 

I don't get paid to replace them unless its a request through Chorus (not allowed to self generate work :-) ) - report them to 0800 4 NETWORK

 

 

Is there an email address I could use? If I reported say a dozen missing covers (and I probably could, thinking back on the number of missing ones here and there that I've noticed), it would get a bit tedious reading that out to a CSR over the phone.




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  #1533791 15-Apr-2016 22:21
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Thanks for the info guys, so would I be correct in assuming that what comes out in that pit is the output of the splitters?





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  #1533796 15-Apr-2016 22:37
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Thanks for the info guys, so would I be correct in assuming that what comes out in that pit is the output of the splitters?

 

 

yep - one connection to each house off a spliter  - 24 to the left and 24 right, give or take, depending on the design

 

there are generally 5 to 6 of those pits per build area


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  #1533797 15-Apr-2016 22:46
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The first 2 designs used above ground cabinets to house very many splitters. After that the big splitter "flexibility points" moved underground, and the current phase involves smaller splitter points closer to the premises. I understand one reason for this was the difficulty in blowing fibre over very long distances (especially up hill!) through all the pits where they join, but its probably also cheaper to install smaller ducts out to the splitters.





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  #1534008 16-Apr-2016 15:42
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One of these pits is being installed outside of our neighbours' house up the road. Unfortunately their new native plantings have been a casualty. Oh dear...


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  #1534030 16-Apr-2016 16:35
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One of these pits is being installed outside of our neighbours' house up the road. Unfortunately their new native plantings have been a casualty. Oh dear...

 

 

 

 

This does tend to happen when people extend their gardens out onto the council reserves in front of their properties up to the edge of the footpath and then wounder why they get dug up when network services (water, power, gas & phone etc) have to be fixed or adjusted


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  #1534078 16-Apr-2016 17:51
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froob:

 

One of these pits is being installed outside of our neighbours' house up the road. Unfortunately their new native plantings have been a casualty. Oh dear...

 

 

 

 

This does tend to happen when people extend their gardens out onto the council reserves in front of their properties up to the edge of the footpath and then wounder why they get dug up when network services (water, power, gas & phone etc) have to be fixed or adjusted

 

 

Completely understand the need, although to be fair to them, I think the WCC does actively encourage the planting of road reserve. I don't know whether or not they have actually made a fuss, the timing just seemed a bit cruel!


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  #1534217 17-Apr-2016 09:12
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What happens next?

 

The pit is finished.

 

The grass seed has been scattered.

 

The grass seed has been eaten by the birds.

 

The pit is gradually being excavated by rabbits.

 

Spark have dropped a promotional fibre brochure in the mailbox. 

 

My ISP's website still says fibre is not available at my address, though it can't be far away surely.

 

How do I get on the list for a connection?





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  #1534297 17-Apr-2016 10:28
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what does the chorus map say? if that says you have fibre hit up your ISP to do a manual check of your address, then you should be able to get your order started

 

it can take some time after the physical work is complete to get the back end stuff done.


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