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# 214377 8-May-2017 21:30
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Hi All.

 

Just moved to a new place and thought "time to get fibre". Mr Chorus came out for the scoping and after a couple of calls to HQ, he informed me that the tail for my address was buried under my neighbour's rather nice rock and moss gardenfrown 

 

Apparently, and not unreasonably, I now have to get the neighbour's permission for Chorus to dig up her garden. My house on the other hand, has a scabby bit of grass with a few small bushes on the front, but alas, with no fibre tail under it. I suspect the nice garden came long after the fibre installation in this street but this is the reality today.

 

Any thoughts anyone?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1778133 8-May-2017 21:42
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Offer Neighbour that you will lift and replace moss garden,

 

Gives Chorus clean ground to work with and albeit apart from the biggest bits should not be too difficult to temporarily move. 

 

Generally in iffy jobs the more u can do yourself to aid both parties helps get the result you want,  


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  # 1778134 8-May-2017 21:45
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Sounds like you aren't going to start off on very good terms with your new neighbour.

 

Might be better for you and your neighbour to sort out a plan, with input from Chorus, to carefully dismantle and reassemble the garden, rather than letting Chorus charge in and destroy it.


 
 
 
 


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  # 1778146 8-May-2017 22:10
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Or ask Chorus how they managed to get your tail on a neighbour's property and how about laying a new one?

 

How do they know it is there without digging the garden up?


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  # 1778157 8-May-2017 23:29
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they might have left a black plastic disc to mark tail it could be under some of those rocks might pay to have quick explore.


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  # 1778210 9-May-2017 07:33
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So if the microduct and black disc (marking the end of the microduct) is under her garden I assume her garden is on public land rather than being on her property?

 

It's a perfectly normal situation to place these on the boundary between two properties.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1778288 9-May-2017 10:16
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Can you check the boundary peg? It should not be in your neighbour's property.


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  # 1778291 9-May-2017 10:22
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Do a sanity check by asking your neighbour when/if the rock garden was ever disturbed.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1778296 9-May-2017 10:35
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Doesn't look very big? Take photo, dismantle carefully, put back, may not be too hard


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  # 1778326 9-May-2017 11:19
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Better rocks than a hard place.


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  # 1778558 9-May-2017 15:22
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is that garden on the roadside berm? 




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  # 1778655 9-May-2017 18:24
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Thanks everyone for your common sense input and eracode for a spot on summation.

 

I finally got to talk to my neighbour and she is totally OK with me dismantling her garden, so all good, and she has offered to help put it back together. 

 

Bung, you raised a good point. Neighbour reckons the rock garden has been there 10 years. Is it possible that it pre-dates the UFB rollout in the street, suggesting that maybe the tail isn't there?

 

Bales, sbiddle and dt: The rock garden goes all the way to the pavement which is right on the street; there's no grass berm. I guess the garden may extend onto public land.

 

In the photo above,  the right side of the garden is on the boundary to my place and the bottom of the image shows the foot path which is right by the road.

 

Is there any way I can get Chorus to double check that the tail is there? I'd hate to rip out the rocks and moss and have them find nothing.

 

 


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  # 1778687 9-May-2017 19:32
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getontoit99:

 

Thanks everyone for your common sense input and eracode for a spot on summation.

 

I finally got to talk to my neighbour and she is totally OK with me dismantling her garden, so all good, and she has offered to help put it back together. 

 

Bung, you raised a good point. Neighbour reckons the rock garden has been there 10 years. Is it possible that it pre-dates the UFB rollout in the street, suggesting that maybe the tail isn't there?

 

Bales, sbiddle and dt: The rock garden goes all the way to the pavement which is right on the street; there's no grass berm. I guess the garden may extend onto public land.

 

In the photo above,  the right side of the garden is on the boundary to my place and the bottom of the image shows the foot path which is right by the road.

 

Is there any way I can get Chorus to double check that the tail is there? I'd hate to rip out the rocks and moss and have them find nothing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not really - you can only locate the main duct line, the smaller ducts that shoot off to the properties are generally just buried with a black marker peg over 'em, and unfortunately I've had to chase a few in time time that either never had the peg, or it went for a walk.

 

Only way to confirm it is with a shovel and the eyecrometer.


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  # 1778730 9-May-2017 20:19
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If the garden has been there for 10 years then no - there won't be any UFB infrastructure from then.

 

 


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  # 1778753 9-May-2017 20:48
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sbiddle:

 

If the garden has been there for 10 years then no - there won't be any UFB infrastructure from then.

 

 

 

 

Even with thrusting?

 

Also whats with requesting permission to disturb a "garden" that shouldnt even be there?





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  # 1778809 9-May-2017 22:00
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richms:

 

sbiddle:

 

If the garden has been there for 10 years then no - there won't be any UFB infrastructure from then.

 

 

 

 

Even with thrusting?

 

Also whats with requesting permission to disturb a "garden" that shouldnt even be there?

 

 

 

 

Yea it can't be there if the garden hasn't been touched for 10 years. The "tail" is manually jointed in so even if the main duct was thrusted it still needs to be opened to "peel out" the microduct for that property.


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