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Topic # 242240 17-Oct-2018 11:41
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Chorus subcontractors are busy installing underground fibre ducting in our street today.

 

I am wondering if I should raise a street feed issue to my property with Chorus now or wait until skoping time.

 

Issue is that a duct has appeared at the street corner of my property at the opposite corner where I have a fairly modern underground duct under a large concrete apron.

 

I spoke to the contractor who said that the duct will feed my place and my neighbour's place.

 

I can understand the planning economy.

 

The contractor could see what I was talking about (where the present cable entry point was) but said he was following instructions and that it would take several days to make any changes.

 

Any advice welcome.

 

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  Reply # 2109605 17-Oct-2018 11:52
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if you already have a duct in the ground and they are running the services underground then they should run the services underground but while they are installing the duct outside your house see if they can relocate the tube closer to the point of entry on the boundary as that will make life easier for the next guy

 

 




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  Reply # 2109607 17-Oct-2018 11:55
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I am the last house in my street block.... another 20m of street duct feed to reach my present entry point...

 

 





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  Reply # 2109611 17-Oct-2018 12:00
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ahh ok well you might have to point that out when they come to scope the job out. and advise them that that is what you want to do and how it to be done.


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  Reply # 2109615 17-Oct-2018 12:03
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We had the same issue although we weren't the last house on the street. When it came time to install the fellas who came had to dig up our line and haul it back to the other side of the property.

 

 

The street guys who are doing it right now are on instructions to just lay it. They won't really bother about where it goes later as long as it's there to begin with.

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  Reply # 2109616 17-Oct-2018 12:09
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Gordy7:

 

I am the last house in my street block.... another 20m of street duct feed to reach my present entry point...

 

 

Given that they are changing your entry point from the pole to the new location, I would say you would have a reasonable case for them to run the fibre from the final pit to your existing duct,

 

What's the state of the footpath if any?, or is your concrete apron hard up on the street curb?




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  Reply # 2109627 17-Oct-2018 12:24
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wellygary:

 

What's the state of the footpath if any?, or is your concrete apron hard up on the street curb?

 

 

Concrete apron is from the street boundary to the garage door... more than 10m....

 

Any new underground feed would would have to pass under power, water and automatic gate feed...

 

Here is a street view of the front of my property... click to enlarge view:

 

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  Reply # 2109685 17-Oct-2018 13:23
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When it comes to fibre skoping time...

 

Plan A is to use the existing underground duct from existing entry point. Draw strings are in place from the end of the duct to the ETP location and another string from ETP to ONT...

 

If plan A fails then:

 

Plan B is to use a soft soil trenching option around the edge of the concrete apron, again from the existing entry point...

 

 





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  Reply # 2109948 17-Oct-2018 17:04
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we are building on our section in a year or so, I asked chorus if they could leave the fibre at the street as opposed to the current up the pole method they will use as that's how the phone is currently delivered. ie overhead to underground. This was before any ground was broken and months before work had even started.

 

They didn't want to have a bar of it. so ill now have to pay for the overhead to underground. funny thing is the fibre will run underground to the pole, then up the pole, so its already underground anyways

 

Id say good luck to having it moved now, they will likely have to do it when it comes time to do the fibre install




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  Reply # 2109972 17-Oct-2018 18:44
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The subcontractor guy I spoke to could see the issue and really wanted to get on with the existing street plan...

 

However he did say that he would make a note of what he saw which is pretty good.... will be interesting to see if anything happens.

 

 





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  Reply # 2111851 21-Oct-2018 13:45
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I have just discovered this link on the Chorus fibre web site for raising an objection or in my case making Chorus aware of the street duct placement which is 20m away from my underground property duct entry point.

 

https://www.chorus.co.nz/propertyaccess/objections

 

 





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  Reply # 2111867 21-Oct-2018 14:19
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Gordy7:

I have just discovered this link on the Chorus fibre web site for raising an objection or in my case making Chorus aware of the street duct placement which is 20m away from my underground property duct entry point.

 

https://www.chorus.co.nz/propertyaccess/objections

 

 

 

i dont think that applies to the network build, only when they go to connect you to the network



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  Reply # 2111874 21-Oct-2018 14:44
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Jase2985:

 

i dont think that applies to the network build, only when they go to connect you to the network

 

Re-reading the Chorus page I think you are correct.

 

I have been unable to find any other contact method to make Chorus aware of the street fibre duct positioning feed to my property.

 

I have asked Chorus via the objection link if the contractors can modify the street duct feed of if I should wait until skoping time.

 

It will be interesting to see what happens.





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  Reply # 2111876 21-Oct-2018 14:53
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like i said early, likely nothing, they have planned and submitted documents to the council to have it build they way they have. and its in the ground now do unlikely it will change.

 

 

will probably be a deal with it when it gets installed situation

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  Reply # 2111966 21-Oct-2018 18:00
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All I can see if that they will trench from the tube across the grass, under the drive and to the duct you have. Should be simple enough. ELSE they will slot trench up the side of your property and then enter your garage from the left and then into the celing spaces to whereever you want the ONT.  Remember they can run 100m into your property. 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 2111980 21-Oct-2018 18:36
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Goosey:

 

All I can see if that they will trench from the tube across the grass, under the drive and to the duct you have. Should be simple enough. ELSE they will slot trench up the side of your property and then enter your garage from the left and then into the celing spaces to whereever you want the ONT.  Remember they can run 100m into your property. 

 

 

I guess I really have to wait and see what the scoping people suggest.

 

I was pretty much focussed on the idea found on the Chorus web site that they would feed the fibre down an existing undergound duct from an existing point of entry.

 

 





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