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# 245588 12-Feb-2019 08:00
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Hi all,

 

I was in Nelson at parents place a few weeks ago and noticed all the conduits up the poles on the street are flopping about loosely. These were installed during fibre roll out around 3 years ago. All the plastic clips used up the poles (8-9 clips/pole) have simply broken over time, guess metal clips were too expensive. I have not really paid attention to other installs durability over time, is this a common sight?

 

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Anyway I looked through the Chorus website and as expected they don't exactly make it easy to get in contact. What are the chances they would do some preventative maintenance and repair before cables get damaged?

 

Thanks


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  # 2176871 12-Feb-2019 08:06
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@installerUFB

 

 

 

Just typical cheap plastic, I bet you if you whacked that conduit it will shatter when it should not.




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  # 2176873 12-Feb-2019 08:09
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Coil:

 

Just typical cheap plastic, I bet you if you whacked that conduit it will shatter when it should not.

 

 

Whoever did the install looked to care about workmanship as everything is tidy and looks proper. Sadly the materials used were cheap.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2176877 12-Feb-2019 08:21
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They are actually a special clip made for the HDPE 32mm Conduit, that is now installed up poles  ( the actual conduits are semi-shatter proof - unlike the 20/25mm PVC ones which would become brittle over time and shatter on minor impact) but if the clips are installed under too much tension, over time they stretch to breaking point and snap, where there is a slot in them to use with band-it-tape on concrete poles, like these appear to have

 

 

 

Anyway the contact number to ring to report issues with the Chorus Network, that you may spot on your travels (other than for your own service - 1st contact point is your Provider) is 0800 4 NETWORK  or 0800 46389675


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  # 2176883 12-Feb-2019 08:32
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Coil:

 

Just typical cheap plastic, I bet you if you whacked that conduit it will shatter when it should not.

 

 

In our area there are quite a few conduits broken on poles.

 

Before mine got broken I asked for some preventative maintenance.

 

Over 4 years ago now... Can't remember if I asked my ISP or Chorus.

 

Nice metal capping was fitted.

 

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  # 2176887 12-Feb-2019 08:37
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Gordy7:

 

Coil:

 

Just typical cheap plastic, I bet you if you whacked that conduit it will shatter when it should not.

 

 

In our area there are quite a few conduits broken on poles.

 

Before mine got broken I asked for some preventative maintenance.

 

Over 4 years ago now... Can't remember if I asked my ISP or Chorus.

 

Nice metal capping was fitted.

 

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That is much more ideal, This is how it should be from the get go. If you drive around Auckland there are more poles with loose conduit/cable than not... Generally broken around the bottom from either people maybe leaning against the poles or wear and tear..


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