Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




279 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 39


Topic # 229064 5-Feb-2018 23:48
Send private message quote this post

Hey,

 

We ordered fibre for new place a few weeks ago and were given a scope date in March, although the fibre seems to be mostly there. I can find fibre externally but can't follow it once it enters the building, there is an ONT installed but no fibre connected to the ONT.

 

There is very thin cables behind the ONT wrapped around in the wall plate - fibre? Any idea what work is left so I can confirm it's fine with property manager?

 

 

 

 

 


Create new topic
2114 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 627

Subscriber

  Reply # 1952241 6-Feb-2018 00:21
Send private message quote this post

Yes, that's the fibre. Work left to do, put an end on the fibre, and maybe some stuff around internal house phones. There could be some off site work still required also.


2280 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 809

Subscriber

  Reply # 1952253 6-Feb-2018 02:15
2 people support this post
Send private message quote this post

Guessing those guys didn't have their fibre splice machine with them that day, or it was broken.






 
 
 
 


1970 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 128

Trusted

  Reply # 1952699 6-Feb-2018 23:47
Send private message quote this post

Thats not a gas main its right next to is it? yell





Qualified in business, certified in fibre, stuck in copper, have to keep going  ^_^

2280 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 809

Subscriber

  Reply # 1953991 9-Feb-2018 01:50
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

webwat:

 

Thats not a gas main its right next to is it? yell

 

 

 

 

@webwat Yes that is 100% a gas main. Anyone done any experiments on whether it is possible to ignite gas using the light from a broken piece of fibre? This affects my day job. (Im a plumber/ gasfitter) As I need to know if I need to consider fibre optic splice points as an ignition source or not.






59 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 8


  Reply # 1953995 9-Feb-2018 06:52
Send private message quote this post

webwat:

 

Thats not a gas main its right next to is it? yell

 

 

 

 

Yeah I'm curious to know as well for my install.

 

What are the risks to consider when installing fibre next to a gas source?

 

 

 

Thanks,

 

Phil.


2 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1954019 9-Feb-2018 08:23
Send private message quote this post

According to the Chorus website....

 

Clearances 
If you're unsure about a type of power cable, contact your power or gas company or sewer and water pipes, contact your council.

 

  • Power: See the table below
  • Gas pipelines: (Pressures 420 – 2000 Kpa)

     

    • Crossings: 300mm minimum
    • Parallel: 450mm minimum
  • Sewer, Stormwater, Water etc: 150mm minimum

Source: https://www.chorus.co.nz/help-and-support/wiring-broadband/what-involved-cable-installation


755 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 593

Trusted
Spark NZ

  Reply # 1954034 9-Feb-2018 08:47
One person supports this post
Send private message quote this post

Aredwood:

 

webwat:

 

Thats not a gas main its right next to is it? yell

 

 

 

 

@webwat Yes that is 100% a gas main. Anyone done any experiments on whether it is possible to ignite gas using the light from a broken piece of fibre? This affects my day job. (Im a plumber/ gasfitter) As I need to know if I need to consider fibre optic splice points as an ignition source or not.

 

 

I once aimed a laser light at a 9kg gas cylinder with the valve open. It did not ignite.

 

But seriously, there can be a risk of ignition of ambient gases by high intensity light sources, but in the literature I have read, they were referring to environments such as mines and gas plants where I'd imagine the concentration of gases is potentially many times higher than the air outside a domestic property.

 

Google "can a fibre optic cable ignite gas" - it will provide plenty of web pages and scientific reports on the topic, although the literature I looked at did all refer to industrial situations.

 

[EDIT: corrected spelling]

 

 





The views expressed by me are not necessarily those of my employer Spark NZ Ltd

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Intel reimagines data centre storage with new 3D NAND SSDs
Posted 16-Feb-2018 15:21


Ground-breaking business programme begins in Hamilton
Posted 16-Feb-2018 10:18


Government to continue search for first Chief Technology Officer
Posted 12-Feb-2018 20:30


Time to take Appleā€™s iPad Pro seriously
Posted 12-Feb-2018 16:54


New Fujifilm X-A5 brings selfie features to mirrorless camera
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:12


D-Link ANZ expands connected smart home with new HD Wi-Fi cameras
Posted 9-Feb-2018 09:01


Dragon Professional for Mac V6: Near perfect dictation
Posted 9-Feb-2018 08:26


OPPO announces R11s with claims to be the picture perfect smartphone
Posted 2-Feb-2018 13:28


Vocus Communications wins a place on the TaaS panel
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:16


SwipedOn raises $1 million capital
Posted 26-Jan-2018 15:15


Slingshot offers unlimited gigabit fibre for under a ton
Posted 25-Jan-2018 13:51


Spark doubles down on wireless broadband
Posted 24-Jan-2018 15:44


New Zealand's IT industry in 2018 and beyond
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:50


Introducing your new workplace headache: Gen Z
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:45


Jucy set to introduce electric campervan fleet
Posted 22-Jan-2018 12:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.