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Wannabe Geek
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Topic # 232218 5-Apr-2018 10:58
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G'day team,

 

 

 

Long time lurker, first time poster.

 

I've done a search, but couldn't find the info I needed. We are about to move into our new build house, which has a minor dwelling attached to the back of it (with a firewall - an actual physical firewall).

 

Our sparky, clever lad, has run 2 Chorus conduits in the trench outside (praise the lord, given some of the installs I've seen) - and two runs of conduit inside (one to the main house box thingy and one to the minor dwelling box). He's left the conduit with a draw wire, etc ready for Chorus to do their thing.

 

When we sign up for UFB, I understand Chorus (or whoever) will attach an ETP for our connection, and join the conduit in the trench and the conduit coming out of the house wall to it. No issues there. But my sister's brother is moving into the flat (oh yes, there were words) and he's going to use our UFB account (yes, there were words about that too) - so the flat doesn't need a connection.

 

(Nearly there) Will Chorus put an ETP on the side of the house to join the "empty" conduits too, or am I faced with having a conduit sticking out of my wall until the flat signs up? Logic says they should put one on (it'll save time later), but I'm worried that the tendency will be to only do the one.

 


TIA


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  Reply # 1988764 5-Apr-2018 13:29
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Put some heavy bandwidth shaping on the connection to his flat. Hopefully he will get the message and get his own UFB account.





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  Reply # 1988766 5-Apr-2018 13:35
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That's up to the Techs themselves basically, they're not required to do it.

 

 

 

So hopefully you get a nice tech on your Scope Appt and you can ask for it then!




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  Reply # 1988777 5-Apr-2018 13:43
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Mistenfuru:

 

That's up to the Techs themselves basically, they're not required to do it.

 

 

 

So hopefully you get a nice tech on your Scope Appt and you can ask for it then!

 

 

Thanks for that - fingers crossed.

 


I wonder if I can offer to pay for the extra box. Can't be much, surely?


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  Reply # 1988783 5-Apr-2018 13:56
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I wonder if I can offer to pay for the extra box. Can't be much, surely?

 

 

Back when I was installing we always carried a few spare just incase we damaged one during install. 


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  Reply # 1988793 5-Apr-2018 14:12
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Another way is to sign up for UFB with an ISP who offers no contract options. Probably have to pay a $100 connection fee.







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  Reply # 2019751 21-May-2018 13:02
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Afternoon all,

 

 

 

Little update to this. Chorus' tech kindly put an "empty" ETP box over the empty conduits to tidy them up.

 

The main house is an issue, when the Palliside cladding was installed, it pushed the conduit (and stuffed up the sweeping bend) so he reckoned he couldn't get the wires in. We've had to get the sparky to come back and notch out the Palliside to fix this and now we're waiting on Chorus to come back.

 

 

 

In the meantime, we have no internet and appalling cell coverage...


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  Reply # 2019797 21-May-2018 14:08
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MullyAKL:

 

 

 

But my sister's brother is moving into the flat (oh yes, there were words)

 

 

 

 

So... that would be your brother then?

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 2019800 21-May-2018 14:10
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dolsen:

 

 

 

So... that would be your brother then?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hmm - Freudian

 

 

 

My *wife's* brother...




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  Reply # 2022521 25-May-2018 16:06
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And, following a massive ballache of a process, we have internet!

 

Hooray!


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