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# 260089 10-Nov-2019 11:07
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I'm going through the process of getting UFB installed at my place and am wondering if anyone else has been hit by this (what appears to be) unwritten rule.

 

My property has aerial cabling with Power and Cable going down the left of the house terminating at the bottom left by the garage and copper terminating to the very top of the house. I'm not utilizing the copper and have no need for it in the future and none of this cabling crosses boundaries into other properties (so no consent issues).

 

I'm told by the installer that they're not allowed to take the easier/simpler path where the power/cable is running and instead they're only allowed to run the fibre to the very top of the house and then all the way back down to where the rest of the cabling terminates, this is obviously not an optimal run and won't look particularly nice however I'm really struggling to get anyone to do the work in a manner that is reasonable.

 

Is there some rule that I missed where they can't deviate at all from existing copper infrastructure? The tech who came showed me he had someone prior cancel their install due to a similar matter.

 

I'll eventually cave in but pretty disappointed that I appear to be exhausting options to make the cabling look decent.

 

I'm in Wellington if this matters - unsure if the rules are different throughout the country.


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  # 2351077 10-Nov-2019 11:16
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I've arranged / overseen many installs in Auckland and have never come across this one. The only thing that does pop up from time to time depending on scoper/installer is if the copper is aerial, the fibre will be aerial unless an OHUG request is put thru - though I've started to see this requirement being ignored more and more when we've put ducts in for them.


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  # 2351086 10-Nov-2019 11:26
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  # 2351090 10-Nov-2019 11:38
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As snnet says, if its over head now, its over head, unless you pay for an OHUG conversion, this may set you back a k or two. If its as simple as you say then it may be less, but if its means spade work its going to cost.

 

This ruling is as I understand it part of the funding negotiation between the fibre co (Chorus in this case) and Crown fibre how fund the UFB

 

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  # 2351100 10-Nov-2019 11:47
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cyril7:

 

if its over head now, its over head

 

 

Just to clarify, I don't mind it being overhead cabled and want no spade work done - I just don't want it to go to the very top of the house and then all the way back down, I want it run the same as my overhead power/cable internet lines. The installer advised what I was asking for would be an easier job but he wasn't allowed to do it.


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  # 2351101 10-Nov-2019 11:49
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Hi, got ya, in that case wait for @Chorusnz to make comment, he may be able to pull some strings. Is it a big diversion in overhead pathway?

 

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  # 2351107 10-Nov-2019 12:00
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Not a particularly big diversion or anything, the house isn't very far from the road so it's a relatively short overhead path either way (shorter the way I'm asking as the pole lines up with the left side of the house where I'm wanting to terminate the ONT).

 

Thanks for your replies!


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  # 2351132 10-Nov-2019 13:29
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Coming from the same pole, or different pole?


 
 
 
 




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  # 2351135 10-Nov-2019 13:44
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Coming from the same pole, or different pole?



From the same pole

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  # 2351217 10-Nov-2019 16:07
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maybe post  picture or 2 to help show what you want and make it easier to understand


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  # 2351232 10-Nov-2019 17:24
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The way you want it to go, will it pass over a neighboring property? Even just skim the corner?

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  # 2351245 10-Nov-2019 18:22
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I got told something very similar last month. I wanted it running the same path along our property as our neighbours cable (they are on the back section)  to reduce cable paths thru our tree, and avoid needing cable running along side of house to the ONT. but they said they had to follow the existing copper




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  # 2351283 10-Nov-2019 20:55
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chevrolux: The way you want it to go, will it pass over a neighboring property? Even just skim the corner?

 

No I had to just double check, the pole appears to be at the boundary. I'm not super willing to post a picture of my house for privacy reasons so I present this amazing mspaint depiction.

 


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  # 2351288 10-Nov-2019 21:03
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Lovely mspaint work, seems to me the installer you spoke to needs re calibration, let's see what Chorusnz has to say.

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  # 2351301 10-Nov-2019 21:30
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At my place I could understand why the telephone aerial is some distance away from the power cable as the space in the attic is fairly crowded with mains wiring heading to the switchboard. If the installer is prepared to run the fibre back to the same point as the green route there can't be a similar problem. My telephone aerial is run quite close to the neighbour's power cable using the same intermediate pole.

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  # 2351329 10-Nov-2019 23:16
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Yep installer needs their head checked.

 

Probably just can't be bothered putting a new hook on the house and wants to re-use existing hardware.


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