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Topic # 189329 24-Dec-2015 15:39
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Can anyone tell me where to buy the Hybrid Composite Cable that Chorus uses when doing a fibre install to connect the external EPT to the internal ONT box?

Apparently we'll be ready to go live end of Jan but I want to run the internal cable myself because I understand they usually only push it through the closest wall and install the ONT there. I need it to to under the house, up a wall, through a roof cavity and down an internal wall, where I've got my existing cat6 running. Thought I'd do it myself as it'll take a good day at least to do it.

Any ideas where to get it??

Thanks.

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  Reply # 1456579 24-Dec-2015 15:56
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I doubt you'll find it anywhere - and I can't imagine Chorus will sign off on a job where they haven't done the whole install.



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  Reply # 1456595 24-Dec-2015 16:16
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The guy that came to do my scoping visit gave me sufficient conduit to run the internals and the guys that came to do the final install were happy as. No worries. It was just the conduit however, no cable.




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  Reply # 1456609 24-Dec-2015 16:55
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sbiddle: I doubt you'll find it anywhere - and I can't imagine Chorus will sign off on a job where they haven't done the whole install.


Incorrect - Our landlord wanted to get a contractor to run the hybrid cable internally in our house. During the scoping visit Chorus provided 10m of hybrid cable to me to pass over to the contractor who did the internal wiring from where the ONT is to go right out to the ETP. They'll provide the cable if you ask them nicely on the scoping visit.




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  Reply # 1456723 24-Dec-2015 19:03
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Making a decent path using Flexi duct and or a pull tape will be just as good as running the cable itself. You can have the ONT where you want within reason but the installers are allowed to surface wire if there is no easy ish path to where you want it.





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  Reply # 1456766 24-Dec-2015 20:21
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regan: Can anyone tell me where to buy the Hybrid Composite Cable that Chorus uses when doing a fibre install to connect the external EPT to the internal ONT box?

Apparently we'll be ready to go live end of Jan but I want to run the internal cable myself because I understand they usually only push it through the closest wall and install the ONT there. I need it to to under the house, up a wall, through a roof cavity and down an internal wall, where I've got my existing cat6 running. Thought I'd do it myself as it'll take a good day at least to do it.

Any ideas where to get it??

Thanks.


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The Hybrid cable is Generaly not supplied from the Installing Company as it is consigned to them from Chorus and the installation of it forms part of the Service Assurance/Guarantee (as it actualy forms part of the chorus network when connected) 

If you want the cable to be run in a particular path to a paticular place then the best way is to provide a pathway of ducting/conduiting with a draw string through it for the installers to use - dont use flexi, unless its for corners that can be open up when hauling in the cable (continuous 16mm HDPE is the best and is what is used in many commercial installs for pathways from terminals to server rooms etc).  

Some prewires for installs have been done by others but, those that I know of, have been carried out by data cabling companies that are supported/contracted to or recommended by the Installation/Network Build contracting company

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  Reply # 1459546 31-Dec-2015 15:08
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regan: Can anyone tell me where to buy the Hybrid Composite Cable that Chorus uses when doing a fibre install to connect the external EPT to the internal ONT box?

Apparently we'll be ready to go live end of Jan but I want to run the internal cable myself because I understand they usually only push it through the closest wall and install the ONT there. I need it to to under the house, up a wall, through a roof cavity and down an internal wall, where I've got my existing cat6 running. Thought I'd do it myself as it'll take a good day at least to do it.

Any ideas where to get it??

Thanks.


Its just composite cable. Hybrid just combines different types of fibre but often the name ends up on composite cable anyway. I think its Prysmian, but Chorus will supply it when they install the ONT since the bend radius etc must be followed. You have the right to ask them to install in a specific location, but they likely will say no if its not a fairly straightforward cable run.

It seems like you need to install a cabinet and some Cat.6 outlets in a more convenient spot with a power supply, request Chorus to put the ONT there and run a couple of your own Cat.6 to all your other equipment. They should be willing to run the composite cable under your house but probably need to put the ONT in a cupboard where the cable can run directly through the floor.




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  Reply # 1467223 10-Jan-2016 19:57
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sbiddle: I doubt you'll find it anywhere - and I can't imagine Chorus will sign off on a job where they haven't done the whole install.




The installers will not care if you do the internal installation yourself. They want to do as little as possible the more time they spend on your installation the less money they make, and what they are getting is chump change. At my place i did the internal and external installation. I ran cat6e internally and dug in conduit from the pole to my house about 20m, the installer couldn't have been happier that i did all that work myself well the external side of it anyways. So ask the installer for some cable im sure they are getting it for free anyways.

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