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Topic # 201471 19-Aug-2016 19:37
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Having enjoyed watching others progress I thought I'd share mine:

 

15/08/2016 (Day0)
-Sometime between 0730 and 1330 UFB becomes available for order at my address
-1335 order UFB from 2degrees
-Received confirmation email. Stated that if I hadn't had contact from Chorus within 14 days to call them

 

16/08/2016 (Day1)
-1200 call from Chorus to organise scoping and final connect day 24/08 and 06/09 @1300-1700
-Received text and email from Chorus confirming dates
-I Confirmed job has been loaded at app.chorus.co.nz

 

17/08/2016 (Day2)
-TXT From 2Degrees @1436 to confirm connection day is 6/09/16

 

19/08/2016(Day 4)
-Get home from work ~1540 just as a Chorus tech turns up. Ok? Say's he's here to do the install. I said I thought they weren't coming until Wednesday. Anyway not complaining! And the timing was great. 

 

-Install is overhead by default, I asked installer if they could run it back down the pool and through a conduit that I will install. He was happy with this until he noticed that pole was concrete and that it would have to be overhead as they were only allowed to do that for wooden poles. After a bit of a chat he said he'd contact his manager and see if we could go ahead even though the pole is concrete. Said he will call me back tonight or tomorrow. 

 

They would have done the install right there and then if it was to be overhead. Pretty tempting!

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1614961 20-Aug-2016 23:06
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20/08/2016

 

-FRITZ!box 7490 has arrived . This is a really capable device on paper.  Even has AC wireless and USB 3.0. Anyway I won't be using it as I have an EdgeRouter lite. Also it looks really weird.

 

-Saturday morning, Chorus guy confirms I can go ahead with my trench so I put up string line and started digging. I got 2x 6M lengths of green 20mm I.D conduit from Ideal electrical and 2 swept bends. They didn't have joiners I got these from Bunnings. More digging tomorrow.





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  Reply # 1614978 21-Aug-2016 03:09
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Pics? smile




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  Reply # 1615202 21-Aug-2016 18:15
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Pics to come. 9 of 12M @400 deep completed. Must tend to blisters and sleep now.




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  Reply # 1615205 21-Aug-2016 18:25
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Damn, what kind of ground are you diggin' through?




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  Reply # 1615209 21-Aug-2016 18:40
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The first part in berm outside the fence was bad, lots of trees=lots of roots. Once I got on to the lawn it was much better but still slow. Soil is just normal average soil I guess. Not clay. Would be impossible in the middle of summer when the ground is super hard.






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  Reply # 1615972 22-Aug-2016 18:39
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22/08/2016 (Day7)

 

You know you've married the right girl when you get home from work to find an extra 2M of your UFB trench has bee dug! :D

 

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Trench Done! Tomorrow conduit. Wednesday UFB (Hopefully). I'm a little spooked with how well this is going...





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  Reply # 1615973 22-Aug-2016 18:47
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Looks great! You're lucky you didn't have to excavate under any concrete paths and the like.

 

I can see by the loppers in one of your pics that you had to cut thru some roots.

 

Are the install guys gonna run some conduit up that concrete power pole?




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  Reply # 1615975 22-Aug-2016 18:52
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Yep only had to go under that wee paving stone. The section between the pole and the fence was a nightmare with roots but the lawn was not too bad.

 

Yes I believe he will run a conduit down the pole so should be able to connect directly to my conduit. 





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  Reply # 1615978 22-Aug-2016 19:08
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What about at the house end? If left to his own devices, you're pretty much assured that the install guy will want to run a conduit over to that tempting vent on the left, rather than drill a hole through the foundation.

 

Do you have the gear to drill about a 20 mm hole through the concrete foundation?


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  Reply # 1615980 22-Aug-2016 19:13
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DarthKermit:

 

What about at the house end? If left to his own devices, you're pretty much assured that the install guy will want to run a conduit over to that tempting vent on the left, rather than drill a hole through the foundation.

 

Do you have the gear to drill about a 20 mm hole through the concrete foundation?

 

 

I would probably just go with the tempting vent, to be honest. How difficult was it to drill the hole in your install (from memory this is what you've done)?




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  Reply # 1615983 22-Aug-2016 19:23
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Thanks for reminding me. I did say to the guy that I'd like to put a hole through the brick rather than use the vent. I presume you meant 200mm. Can I get a drill bit like that from bunnings? Masonry bit? What diameter?

I have a corded makita hammer drill. How long would you expect it to take to drill? I would really need to do it while he was here with the ETP.



Edit.Sorry, you mean 20mm diameter don't you. Must be a long bit though to go all the way through.




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  Reply # 1615984 22-Aug-2016 19:23
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mcraenz:

 

22/08/2016 (Day7)

 

You know you've married the right girl when you get home from work to find an extra 2M of your UFB trench has bee dug! :D 

 

But does she drink Speight's? :)

 






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  Reply # 1615989 22-Aug-2016 19:28
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froob:

 

 

 

I would probably just go with the tempting vent, to be honest. How difficult was it to drill the hole in your install (from memory this is what you've done)?

 

 

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Not that difficult, as long as you have a reasonable hammer drill and the correct diameter masonry bits. My drill isn't that powerful, so I tend to start with an 8 mm bit, drill the hole right through then increase its diameter to 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 and 25 mm (these are all the diameter masonry bits that I own, so I can drill a hole up to 25 mm in diameter if necessary).

 

The Chorus Fibre Termination Point in the above pic has three mounting holes and a left and right sided entry point (at the back) for into the building. I asked my install guy during my scoping visit if he'd leave the FTP with me so I could install it myself, rather than him using a vent as a short cut.




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  Reply # 1615992 22-Aug-2016 19:30
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It's a hard road mate.




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  Reply # 1615993 22-Aug-2016 19:33
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mcraenz: Thanks for reminding me. I did say to the guy that I'd like to put a hole through the brick rather than use the vent. I presume you meant 200mm. Can I get a drill bit like that from bunnings? Masonry bit? What diameter?

I have a corded makita hammer drill. How long would you expect it to take to drill? I would really need to do it while he was here with the ETP.

Edit.Sorry, you mean 20mm diameter don't you. Must be a long bit though to go all the way through.

 

Yes, I did mean a 20 mm diameter hole. The reason I mentioned that particular size is because in my own install, I ran a 20 mm grey PVC conduit from the outside wall over to where I wanted the fibre to come up inside our house in my network cupboard. I didn't want the fibre left exposed under the house and not inside a protective conduit.

 

I have various bits up to 400 mm long. Do you know how thick your concrete foundation is?


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