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  # 1833313 29-Jul-2017 11:29
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I have finally got the fibre behind the gib and am now waiting for Chorus to install next week. The process was not straightforward for me. My regular electrician said he could not do the job so I advertised the job on Builderscrack. I got a couple of responses and chose one. He sent somebody round to look at the job and said he would have to cut around either side of a dwang in the wall. He said he would make good the gib for plastering and painting. We agreed a time for the job to be done. He then changed the time and sent somebody else who looked at the job and said he could draw the fibre behind the gib using the same path as the telephone wire. He argued that holes through dwangs are usually 25mm in width and that there would be room for two wires. He and an assistant who was in the roof completed the job in 15 mins or so.

From this I think that if anybody else needs this done they should ask around until they find somebody who had done it before. The man who completed the job said he had done far harder ones using lengths of chain to find the holes to get the wire through.



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  # 1835096 1-Aug-2017 16:47
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Mikey118: I have finally got the fibre behind the gib and am now waiting for Chorus to install next week. The process was not straightforward for me. My regular electrician said he could not do the job so I advertised the job on Builderscrack. I got a couple of responses and chose one. He sent somebody round to look at the job and said he would have to cut around either side of a dwang in the wall. He said he would make good the gib for plastering and painting. We agreed a time for the job to be done. He then changed the time and sent somebody else who looked at the job and said he could draw the fibre behind the gib using the same path as the telephone wire. He argued that holes through dwangs are usually 25mm in width and that there would be room for two wires. He and an assistant who was in the roof completed the job in 15 mins or so.

 


 

From this I think that if anybody else needs this done they should ask around until they find somebody who had done it before. The man who completed the job said he had done far harder ones using lengths of chain to find the holes to get the wire through.

 

 

Well, waited for the Chorus person to do my final install. He or she did not turn up despite Spark reminding me it was today August 1st. It was also confirmed on their website. I rang twice. First call was at 2pm and was told that the appointment was for between 1pm and 5pm. Rang again at 4pm and discovered that they were not coming today. Spark's site does not talk to Chorus's site it seems. Ah well, rebooked for next week, but will they turn up?

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