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Topic # 239897 9-Aug-2018 20:03
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Some of you may be interested in how we solved an installation problem with a little lateral thinking. Enable, in Christchurch, wanted to put our fibre down our driveway, which we were not keen on. The driveway is paved right up to the boundary fence, which is an ordinary post and railing construction, with the palings on our side. Checking the white survey post at the street end I noticed that the boundary was along the back of the posts, so that the railings and palings were on our side. Apparently this is the normal way fences are built. So that left a gap, the width of the railing, in which to lay the cable. Guessing that Enable would not be so keen on this idea, I installed a conduit with a drawstring myself, with the permission of the neighbour so that I could work from his side. Fortunately the posts were not concreted, so I could bury the conduit. The guy from Enable was perfectly happy with this, as both ends of the conduit came up on our side of the fence. The job is all finished now.

 

I guess that if my neighbour had not been cooperative, I could of temporarily removed palings and then installed the conduit from my side, but fortunately that was not necessary. 


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  Reply # 2071978 12-Aug-2018 12:50
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Installing fibre on fences is the go to method in Chorus areas





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