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  #1907930 26-Nov-2017 11:27
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Thanks for the pics. Would you be able to do something like what I did for my own install, under your drive way?


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I knocked a 2 inch steel pipe under my concrete path and then pulled it back out with a machine. leaving a nice bore hole to run conduit for my UFB.





Why did you install it in another conduit chorus would have put it between the grass with a spade and they have ruggedized micro conduit would have saved you doing all that unnecessary work.



The ruggedised microduct is basically a skinny soft pipe with a couple of brass trace wires running through it that might stop it being cut all the way through, but I don't think theres any guarantee it will stand up to the abuse that a conduit can handle (which isn't much). Any damage on customers property is customers risk so no reason for Chorus to spend money on protecting that part of the network, especially now they claim to be virtually broke without the opportunity to claw-back from the copper phone line customers.

Time to find a new industry!


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  #1907943 26-Nov-2017 12:10
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Possibly health and safety reasons for not wanting to use duct under house, but is it possible to locate the duct on the outside of house just before it enters the building? It could then be dug up and still used to haul the fibre through. If its soft ground, then should be easy. Under concrete though might be a problem.


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  #1916881 11-Dec-2017 18:12
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The last update, Chorus got a couple of guys from another area to come look after pressure from TDR and the government. In less than 2 hours they had UFB all wired up and working.  They said they travel to many parts of the country to do the hard installs, which usually are really easy.


They used the conduit from the road and just pushed it through with their hands. Only digging they had to do was out on the road. They were joking that a large number of guys working in Auckland are under qualified and always go for the attach it to the fence first, which I personally feel is wrong, the rollout should be done professionally and to a stanard so that it lasts, and if possible like in my case use conduit not run over 50m around the property on the fence.


It has amazed me these guys did it so quickly after over 12 months of the local Chorus team saying it was impossible.

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  #1916939 11-Dec-2017 19:19
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So they're like the A-team of fibre installers then?

Glad you got it sorted!

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