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raytaylor

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#48502 14-Nov-2009 18:23
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I just noticed that I see these things all over the place on roadsides. Usually they are covered with mould or some sort of furry growth
Just wondering if they are telephone or power cabinets

They look fairly solid and are triangular shaped - its not the photo making it look that way.





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  #273319 15-Nov-2009 21:32
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Not sure on that picture but they are all Rectangular shape at least or Square , But Not all Cabinets are the same there are like 5 Different Versions out there now? and there usually have Lettering on them as well First top letters could be Three or Two represents the Telephone Exchange it feeds from and the Bottom represents the cabinets ID 

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  #273346 15-Nov-2009 23:58
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I shall get some more photos as I come across them. I have not been up close to one to check for lettering. They look old enough for the writing or markings to have faded or come off.

I was also thinking they could be geographic survey markers although they are usually yellow posts with a stamped metal plate on them saying its illegal to tamper with them.




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  #273349 16-Nov-2009 00:09
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That looks like either a telephone or electricity junction point where the telephone/power cables from your house connect to the power/telephone lines buried underground.

the adsl2+ cabinets usually look like this:

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  #273482 16-Nov-2009 12:49
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this is one of the less common cabinets.




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  #273537 16-Nov-2009 15:33
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I always think something thing like this, but never get confirmed, it is bigger than the previous poster, are they same?


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  #273540 16-Nov-2009 15:34
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Hi Matt, I have seen a number of those cube cabinets about who normally lives in them, just Krone blocks or active gear (Conklins etc).

Cyril

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  #273542 16-Nov-2009 15:45
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They have active switching in them but there is not much room so generally just houses a conklin, they have 2 halfs one side is equipment and the other has quante termination blocks.




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  #273545 16-Nov-2009 15:47
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pstar008: I always think something thing like this, but never get confirmed, it is bigger than the previous poster, are they same?



That photo is very hard to see, but looks like a NZcomms, cell cabinet. If you post a better pic could probably tell you what it is.




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  #273554 16-Nov-2009 16:03
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Sorry, I know the quality is bad, but I got it from google map. That one is more or less like a smallish room rather than a cabinet to me.

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  #273635 16-Nov-2009 19:45
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I drove past another one today so I got out and took some pictures of the cabinet design I was thinking about. Anyone know whats in these?
It says PCM-?? so I am guessing its a pcm cabinet. Would anything else be likley to be in there?

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  #273638 16-Nov-2009 19:54
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wow that’s retro!, can't say I’ve seen inside one of them before ... but I would assume that it would just have a 30 channel PCM system. Looks pretty old I would say it’s from the post office days judging by the stencil writing.




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