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# 252824 13-Jul-2019 12:03
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Has anyone heard of Chorus techs coming back once a Fibre install has been completed?

A family member got Fibre installed, and the tech call a few weeks later saying he needs to come back and move the ETP outside about 50cm to the right, because it's too close to the house's gas line. He said it's part of the regulations/code so he has to do it - presumably trying to cover up a mistake if it's a legal requirement.

 

Is it just me or does this seem bizarre? Fibre isn't electrically live so presumably it's proximity to a gas line shouldn't be a problem right?





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  # 2275761 13-Jul-2019 12:14
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Isn't there normal copper inside the cable too?

 

The techs came back to my place a few months after initial installation to move the overhead install underground, but that was because they were taking the poles out rather than due to a problem with the original install.


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# 2275780 13-Jul-2019 13:10
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Chorus are god. If they say they put it in the wrong place and have to move it then you nod your head and say yes lol

 
 
 
 


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  # 2276189 14-Jul-2019 09:52
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ZephireNZ:

Has anyone heard of Chorus techs coming back once a Fibre install has been completed?

A family member got Fibre installed, and the tech call a few weeks later saying he needs to come back and move the ETP outside about 50cm to the right, because it's too close to the house's gas line. He said it's part of the regulations/code so he has to do it - presumably trying to cover up a mistake if it's a legal requirement.


Is it just me or does this seem bizarre? Fibre isn't electrically live so presumably it's proximity to a gas line shouldn't be a problem right?



There is a requirement to make sure the ETP is a minimum distance from a gas source, as far as I know this is to prevent infiltration of gas into the network (which is largely ducted underground) in the event of a leak. Gas could also infiltrate your house if the FTP is in poor condition.
Imagine some poor tech unwittingly jumping into a pit full of LPG some where.
Your installer probably got pinged by quality control. Make sure they do a tidy job of the relocation.



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  # 2276221 14-Jul-2019 10:26
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MFI:
There is a requirement to make sure the ETP is a minimum distance from a gas source, as far as I know this is to prevent infiltration of gas into the network (which is largely ducted underground) in the event of a leak. Gas could also infiltrate your house if the FTP is in poor condition.
Imagine some poor tech unwittingly jumping into a pit full of LPG some where.
Your installer probably got pinged by quality control. Make sure they do a tidy job of the relocation.


That actually makes a lot more sense, thanks!





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