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  # 1849903 21-Aug-2017 16:26
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Ah that makes some sense. You are lucky to at least have conduit to your house.


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  # 1849906 21-Aug-2017 16:36
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Are you prepared to dig holes and install your own conduit to make the end job live up to your aesthetics?


 
 
 
 


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  # 1849907 21-Aug-2017 16:38
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Just be careful and continue to keep a close eye on the install. In sharing fibre install horror stories, I've met people who negotiated a good plan, then the installers showed up and completely ignored the plan.

 

I am jealous - someone actually had a look, came up with a plan and you got to talk to them and improve the plan.

 

They simply never showed up to the planning meeting appointment at my place, and a while later I found my yard all dug up, the copper conduit completely ignored and the fibre going to the worst possible room in the house for completing the in house side of the install. To boot, the fibre is sticking out of the ground and the lawn mower is going to cut it one of these days. I'll probably switch back to ADSL when that happens - at least that was a quality install by the Post Office in the days of quality, before sub-contracting. 

 

 


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  # 1849970 21-Aug-2017 19:23
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DarthKermit:

Are you prepared to dig holes and install your own conduit to make the end job live up to your aesthetics?


Conduit from the pole to the house already exists.

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  # 1850172 22-Aug-2017 09:34
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Dratsab:
DarthKermit:

 

Are you prepared to dig holes and install your own conduit to make the end job live up to your aesthetics?

 


Conduit from the pole to the house already exists.

 

doesn't mean its useable though


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  # 1850194 22-Aug-2017 10:11
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Another interesting thread and applicable to our current situation





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  # 1850197 22-Aug-2017 10:17
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tripper1000:

 

Just be careful and continue to keep a close eye on the install. In sharing fibre install horror stories, I've met people who negotiated a good plan, then the installers showed up and completely ignored the plan.

 

 

 

 

I totally agree with this point.  We had a great plan to bring fibre to the house via an overhead cable, run it through the roof space to the part of the house we need it then drop down the outside wall in conduit. Instead I got a new overhead cable to a new part of the house and conduit zig-zagging all around the outside of the house to reach where we need it.

 

Fortunately, it's not my house so I don't feel the need to start the argument. If I owned it, I'd be annoyed.


 
 
 
 




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  # 1850231 22-Aug-2017 11:28
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DarthKermit:

 

Are you prepared to dig holes and install your own conduit to make the end job live up to your aesthetics?

 

 

yep, this would seem the option at present or directional drilling. 




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  # 1850235 22-Aug-2017 11:32
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tripper1000:

 

I am jealous - someone actually had a look, came up with a plan and you got to talk to them and improve the plan.

 

 

Yes fortunate, but has taking a bit of follow-up/interaction on my part with plenty of photos to support my cause and discussions with them on the differences between what they proposed and what I wanted. Cannot forget the effort from @Wheelbarrow1 either - big help.

 

At this stage, just sorting out the copper path on my side as it is not where I thought it would be. Once this is done, will push on.


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  # 1850400 22-Aug-2017 14:58
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Been rather busy - couple of thumbnails of the pole below showing the copper conduit (white) and where Chorus have got to with their fibre conduit (black).

 

Click to see full size

 

Brand new pole and the installers knew I'd be getting fibre soon so they just did a temp job on attaching the existing copper.




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  # 1850415 22-Aug-2017 15:25
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An update on fibre journey.

 

I have had chorus around (at my cost - did not read fine print :-( ) to trace the copper cable. What I have found is that it runs down my neighbours side of the fence about 500mm in from the boundary...This explains why my pilot hole found nothing and as you can see in the photos (note the pink markings - path from street and then crossing boundary to my place), the brown brick pillar is possibly the "blockage" that the fibreglass snake was hitting. 

 

Not sure what my position with chorus is on this - would they rectify it (fingers crossed as it has been in place for some time)? If so then they can lay some new conduit on my side with fibre in.

 

Will keep chipping away at this, but may have to dig my own trench and get them to meet it (stay tuned).

 

 

 

 

 


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  # 1850507 22-Aug-2017 16:46
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@Dratsab, I know the area where you live based on that first pic.


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  # 1850612 22-Aug-2017 18:31
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DarthKermit: @Dratsab, I know the area where you live based on that first pic. 

 

Cheers, wasn't really thinking. I'll stop posting about my fibre now - aside from it being a bit of a thread jack Chorus have been back today and attached to the house.




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An update for all following/interested.

 

It had all gone quiet following my paid tracing of the copper cable on to the neighbours property.

 

I have received two phone calls from, I believe my ISP (spark), within two weeks with repeated summary of events from me. The second resulted in a follow up call from Chorus. We had a good discussion trying to qualify/decipher the two scoping visit notes. These discussions resulted in the fact that because there is a blockage in the old conduit (black polyethylene), this could not be used and as such they needed to lay new green pvc standard conduit back to the post.

 

There was also indication that due to the conduit being on the neighbours property, I may have also needed to permissions etc. - bit like a right of way site. Not 100% sure as the call to chorus was on a terrible line.

 

The frustrating part of this is they need to cross a neighbours driveway, and if I had known this 2-3 weeks ago, I would have dug the trench myself as we have just had our blue stone curbs reset and hence half of the drive was dug up - aaargh! 

 

They would not even consider using the existing conduit to my boundary and then lay new stuff within my property which I am happy to dig - something about inability to join in to green lidded underground pit...Ironically, if the there was no blockage, they would have happily pulled/blown fibre through the existing. Nor would they lay new up to the neighbours drive (see photos in OP) - even a double sheathing (old inside new).

 

So some positiveness - we are meeting on site tomorrow with a number (2-3) of Chorus people, so fingers crossed. @wheelbarrow01 - any additional tips or facts to help my sales pitch?

 

 




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  # 1866351 14-Sep-2017 16:32
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Jase2985:

 

 

 

doesn't mean its useable though

 

 

yep - found that out in the phone call yesterday. Hopefully tomorrow it may be a better story.


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