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#267913 17-Feb-2020 19:14
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My folks have had a fibre installation at their new build. Fibre from the street & CAT6 are on the outside of the house. The CAT6 cable then goes to a common star point inside the house next to a socket outlet. Is this a standard installation?

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2422708 17-Feb-2020 19:40
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Sounds Weird to me, I would expect the fibre to be installed in the central point of your network

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  #2422710 17-Feb-2020 19:44
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I'd say that the white cable is either a draw wire thru a duct that goes inside either back to back or elsewhere. or it is the hybrid cat5e that has been typically used for the last few years (has fibre tails inside). I usually duct a draw wire in so that it doesn't get damaged during construction and can be replaced at a later date easily if the ONT position is remote, but I know a lot of group housing installs don't go this way (this has saved me at least 4 or 5 times - or rather saved the builders after being told "be very careful with this cable it has fibre inside" only to come back with it wrapped around all sorts of things to become a washing line for their tools or something)


 
 
 
 




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  #2422711 17-Feb-2020 19:46
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Yes, that’s I thought.  I was wondering if they plan to use a fibre to ethernet media converter with a power injector at the star point??? 

 

I would of personally of run fibre to the star point, however I wasn’t overseeing the installation.

 

 




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  #2422712 17-Feb-2020 19:50
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snnet:

 

I'd say that the white cable is either a draw wire thru a duct that goes inside either back to back or elsewhere. or it is the hybrid cat5e that has been typically used for the last few years (has fibre tails inside). I usually duct a draw wire in so that it doesn't get damaged during construction and can be replaced at a later date easily if the ONT position is remote, but I know a lot of group housing installs don't go this way (this has saved me at least 4 or 5 times - or rather saved the builders after being told "be very careful with this cable it has fibre inside" only to come back with it wrapped around all sorts of things to become a washing line for their tools or something)

 

 

Hybrid cat5e, interesting, I have never heard of that. I will have a look tomorrow. 

 

Thank you for your help 👍


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  #2422716 17-Feb-2020 20:09
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Hi, yep so it appears that coming out of the ground direct buried micro duct from the street, and hanging out of the house is a hybridc@t5 cable that contains both a cat5e copper run and twin single mode fibre. This is totally normal for a new build in a fibre area.

 

I would assume the hybrid cat5 cable goes to the the hub inside where it can be terminated in the fibre containment that the ONT will sit on. On the outside wall where you have photoed, Chorus would place the fibre ETP, this is all normal and looks good to go.

 

Edit: So just checking, whats the problem?

 

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  #2422719 17-Feb-2020 20:21
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cyril7:

 

Edit: So just checking, whats the problem?

 

 

Sounds like OP didn't realize it was hybrid cable, and was concerned they were only installing copper to the termination point.

 

Which is a fair enough assumption really..... unless you get close you don't often notice it's hybird.





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  #2423951 19-Feb-2020 12:26
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Our neighbor is currently having fibre installed and the incoming cable is being clipped to the bottom of an old wooden fence.

 

Different contractors have different ideas, overheard them saying it was going to take them 2 days.

 

Our installation was slotted all the way to the house termination, and done in a day with light drizzle, there are workers that know how to do a job, and there are others who get the contract from Chorus who seem to not be very up with how installations should be done.....


 
 
 
 


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  #2423959 19-Feb-2020 12:38
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Graymond:

Our neighbor is currently having fibre installed and the incoming cable is being clipped to the bottom of an old wooden fence.


Different contractors have different ideas, overheard them saying it was going to take them 2 days.


Our installation was slotted all the way to the house termination, and done in a day with light drizzle, there are workers that know how to do a job, and there are others who get the contract from Chorus who seem to not be very up with how installations should be done.....



Don’t get me started on fence installations!

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  #2424060 19-Feb-2020 14:36
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nztim:

Don’t get me started on fence installations!

 

Talking about this, I'm glad to see that the builder building my mates new house installed the green ducts for fibre under the driveway. Should become good practice for all new builds to be like this rather than getting tacked to a fence.


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  #2424186 19-Feb-2020 18:52
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halper86:

 

nztim:

Don’t get me started on fence installations!

 

Talking about this, I'm glad to see that the builder building my mates new house installed the green ducts for fibre under the driveway. Should become good practice for all new builds to be like this rather than getting tacked to a fence.

 

 

It is very much standard practice to run a duct to the boundary along with water, gas, power...has been for decades even with copper lead-ins


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