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#215199 16-Jun-2017 15:43
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So fibre is cancelled.
I'm stuck with wireless forever.

Which is awful here. So bad on weekends it is barely usable.


Chorus came to do the fibre. They could not feed it via the existing copper. That was no fault of theirs, but in the process of trying, and pulling them, they made it worse.


DSL would then drop out, come back, drop out, every 10 mins or so.


I went onto wireless meantime.


So plann 2.  First, after refusing his staple the cable to the rotting fence which the neighbour hits on a regular basis, round corner of fence and off to bedroom! , can't be on ground, can't be this, can't be that, we run a pipe.  20mm MDPE.   To the corner of house which is lounge.

On the ground. Which is apparently now marvellous.  They commented how great it was, what a lovely job etc etc.




So back he comes again after this inspection and says he  will cut across asphalt.
No he won't.

Back and forth and then Chorus says yes cut concrete instead.


back he comes with number 2.
Number 2 happy, yes cut here (on concrete).

No says original one. Can't. They leave again.


Back and forth with Chorus again.


So we cut it.
No says Chorus, need Auckland Council paperwork.  (Actually it's on the boundary, not on their bit, and it's not council anyway, it's Akld Transport.


I checked.


Fine, we feed the damn thing under it then.  Do this and it comes up in front of their plinth.


No says Chorus, it's the wrong colour now.  And not 200mm down all the way along it.

I give up.
It was meant to be up and running Monday.

I am not changing the colour, not changing anything.

It has cost us money, it has taken days of hard work and it can damn well stay that way and never be used then.


Seems with Chorus, you accept their **** dirty install or nothing.










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  #1802193 16-Jun-2017 15:51
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If you run underground conduit for telco services it MUST be the correct green. Chorus are insistent on that and for very good reasons with many 3rd parties now using green for Telco services as well as it allows rapid identification of services for the very same reasons power is always orange. As this conduit is readily available now it's the only one acceptable for use.





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  #1802267 16-Jun-2017 17:14
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Hold on... so you ran the wrong conduit and it's all Chorus fault?

Don't get me wrong... 90% of the installers have all of 5 minutes experience and are just generally terrible at the physical build work involved... buuuut it's not that hard to just get the correct conduit.


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  #1802274 16-Jun-2017 17:29
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why didnt you use your existing thread on this debarkle?

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