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Latham

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#231913 20-Mar-2018 08:53
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Yep, so accidentally drilled into a wire going into the ONT. It is still working fine, but just wanting to check to see if it's going to be a fire hazard/unsafe, and needs to be replaced. I have currently just wrapped is with insulation tape, and am using the internet as normal. It is only the furry stuff that was stripped out, nothing inside the blue cable,

 

 

 

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hio77
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  #1980303 20-Mar-2018 08:58
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Personally i'd call your rsp, ask them to check the fibre.

 

 

 

Looks like it's a chorus based service, so they will have access to a tool indicating if the fibre is showing up as damaged at all.

 

Based on the photos and what you have said, i suspect you have missed the actual fibre or only knicked the second fibre which is not in use.

 

 

 

 

 

end of the day; repairs for this likely will be out of your pocket should you push through for repairs.





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  #1980305 20-Mar-2018 09:00
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Yep okay, thanks for that. I suspected as much!


 
 
 
 


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  #1980385 20-Mar-2018 10:10
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The Fibre cables are not live in any way so there’s no fire risk. The only hazard would be possible damage to eyes from looking into the optic while it’s operational.

 

 

 

Hio77 has a good point though. If the optic is slightly damaged it may cause a slowdown in broadband speed or a full loss of service down the track. Your provider can check this and organize for it to be repaired if required. ^Richard


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  #1980389 20-Mar-2018 10:15
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Chorusnz:

 

The Fibre cables are not live in any way so there’s no fire risk. The only hazard would be possible damage to eyes from looking into the optic while it’s operational.

 

 

 

Hio77 has a good point though. If the optic is slightly damaged it may cause a slowdown in broadband speed or a full loss of service down the track. Your provider can check this and organize for it to be repaired if required. ^Richard

 

 

 

 

Awesome, that's good to know! Will definitely ease the flatmates worries about it not being a fire hazard. Will look into getting it repaired. 


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  #1980772 21-Mar-2018 00:47

Assuming that that furry stuff is the glass from the actual optical fibres. Be careful, as they are harmful if breathed in or ingested. When fibre got installed in my house, the installers were careful to catch and contain all little bits of fibre left over from preparing and joining the cables.






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  #1980789 21-Mar-2018 06:30
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it looks like you have just caught the outer sheath and pulled dome of the Kevlar out, have a look to see if you have cut through the blue sheath on the inside of the black protector sheath , if not it should be fine, you could run a cable stripping knife down the black sheath and remove it to check, and then get some 16x12 or 16x16 trunking to tidy up chorus's crappy work and make it look a bit neater


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  #1980790 21-Mar-2018 06:30
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it looks like you have just caught the outer sheath and pulled dome of the Kevlar out, have a look to see if you have cut through the blue sheath on the inside of the black protector sheath , if not it should be fine, you could run a cable stripping knife down the black sheath and remove it to check, and then get some 16x12 or 16x16 trunking to tidy up chorus's crappy work and make it look a bit neater


 
 
 
 


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  #1980794 21-Mar-2018 07:02
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Judging the low amount of outer protection remains, I'd say you strived the heartbeat - but you are fine. Just put the "wool" carefully back inside and seal it with a protectional tape.





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