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Standard User eurochez
(newbie) Fri 06-Jan-17 14:42:43
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FTTH/FTTP self cabling


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Hi there - I currently have a FTTC VDSL connection which is fine but I am looking forward to my exchange being enabled for FTTH/FTTP.

I am in the middle of doing some renovations to my house which involve moving all my media/internet equipment into the basement and distributing via LAN cables throughout the house.

I am burying cables from the outside of the house down into the basement including Ethernet and co-ax but ideally I'd also like to incorporate a fibre cable so that, when the service becomes available, the ISP would just need to connect their drop cable from the street to the cable that I had already run into the basement.

The problem is that there appears to be a large number of cable types (http://www.fibrefab.com/products/cables/) and ideally I'd want to choose the cable that BT Openreach/other ISPs actually use.

Does anyone here have any experience of this?
thanks!
Standard User lee111s
(experienced) Fri 06-Jan-17 15:00:07
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Won't work. Openreach won't just tag onto the end of something you've installed.


The best thing you can do is to put the ducting in place with a rope so that cabling can be pulled through if needs be if and when Fibre to the home becomes available to you however I wouldn't get your hopes up of it happening any time in the next decade if you already have FTTC.
Standard User eurochez
(newbie) Fri 06-Jan-17 15:03:29
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Lee

That (your suggestion of putting a cable/rope down the ducting to help with pulling though a future cable) is actually a great idea. It's less expensive and I can do that straight away.

I will however delude myself and ignore your pessimism about FTTP (although you're probably right)!

thanks


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Standard User eurochez
(newbie) Fri 06-Jan-17 15:06:18
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LOL maybe I can do this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abPDWi9i1SQ
Standard User AndyHCZ
(committed) Fri 06-Jan-17 15:35:40
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Just leave the pull rope there.

Complete waste of time putting in a fibre cable, hoping that OR will connect it up to their network - they won't for a whole list of reasons...

Have a look at this as it may help and be of interest - https://www.ournetwork.openreach.co.uk/resources/sit...
Standard User NJSS
(regular) Fri 06-Jan-17 16:34:13
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May I suggest a pull wire.

I put a pull rope into a long 50mm duct, with other cables, about 8 years ago.

When I came to need to use it to pull an additional cable through it had been eaten through by mice!

I still haven't solved the problem, but it looks as if I am going to have to dig a new trench.

NJSS

Standard User threelegs
(newbie) Fri 06-Jan-17 18:07:34
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if you can blow a very thin string through with a vac in reverse you could use that to pull a bigger rope through . but only when ready as you may just feed more mice!
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 06-Jan-17 18:12:41
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And if your duct has mice problems they have been known to eat through fibre too

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Standard User WWWombat
(knowledge is power) Fri 06-Jan-17 19:14:10
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In reply to a post by NJSS:
May I suggest a pull wire.
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When I came to need to use it to pull an additional cable through it had been eaten through by mice!


Its probably wise to install a seal/plug at each end, as well as having the draw rope.

Openreach certainly mention them in the developer's guide.
Standard User Michael_Chare
(fountain of knowledge) Fri 06-Jan-17 19:20:25
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I bought some small tapered bungs on ebay to do just that.

Michael Chare
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