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Standard User CHBMB
(regular) Sat 24-Mar-18 21:30:35
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Advice on FTTP Installation (Stage 1 & Stage 2)


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I've got an FTTP installation coming up, Stage 1 this Thursday afternoon and I will be present and then a couple of weeks later Stage 2, again I will be present.

The pictures below explain things perhaps a little better, but my current master socket has no power socket anywhere near it being behind the front door on the right side (looking at it from the outside) so I'm going to need the new FTTP gear located in a different place.

I'm quite heavily into computing and virtualisation and have plans to install a patch panel and wire the house as we redecorate, so placement of my network gear is kind of important in my plans.

My current FTTC comes in via a telephone cable from a pole outside my house, and from talking to the BT engineer who turned up a week early to do stage 1 via an unexpected call is required to terminate the Stage 1 install at a box at groundish level directly below that. The external photo here shows the placement with the red circle being where the cable attaches to the house and the blue circle being the area I assume he refers to where the Stage 1 will terminate. I've been told that's non-negotiable.

For stage 2 I'd ideally like to route this externally initially under the roof on the photo above indicated by the blue line, then going into the garage and then entering an interior cupboard via the garage, as shown on the floor plan here. Total distance from the Stage 1 to where I want the equipment is definitely less than 30m.

Is this a feasible plan? Just trying to anticipate what is possible and if necessary, start thinking of possible alternatives, so I'd be grateful of any advice?
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sat 24-Mar-18 21:40:59
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Re: Advice on FTTP Installation (Stage 1 & Stage 2)


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The only problem I can see may be the curvature to get through the garage doorframe.

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Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 24-Mar-18 22:19:42
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Re: Advice on FTTP Installation (Stage 1 & Stage 2)


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Yep, that all looks entirely do-able ....

Clear the interior garage wall to make it as easy as possible.

Presume there’s spare power in the cupboard ?

Less than 30 m ..... sorted.


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Standard User CHBMB
(regular) Sat 24-Mar-18 22:32:05
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Yeah there's a double power socket in there. Garage wall is clear. Should I pre-drill through to the cupboard or is that not necessary?
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sat 24-Mar-18 22:43:11
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If desperate, an 8ml hole will do it ....

I expect the installer would be happy to do it though, then they can run it straight into the back of the ONT housing. All neat and tidy.

Whereabouts in the country are you ?

Standard User CHBMB
(regular) Sat 24-Mar-18 23:18:26
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I'm in Staffs
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Sun 25-Mar-18 08:15:50
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Ah, won’t be me then.

Hope it all goes well.

Standard User CHBMB
(regular) Wed 28-Mar-18 21:41:55
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Stage 1 happened today. Got to say I was really impressed with the three guys that turned up, Happy to show me the whole process, blowing the fibre and splicing etc.

Nice friendly chaps, could tell they took care to do things right. Credit to the company. (It was Kelly)
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Wed 28-Mar-18 22:05:14
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Pleased that bit went as planned ... roll on stage 2.

Standard User CHBMB
(regular) Mon 16-Apr-18 12:07:53
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So stage 2 went smoothly, ONT located where I requested, broadband working well. Only issue is I have no phone line any longer.....

Neither my copper line nor my ONT telephone port are working. Rang BT today and they tell me I should be using my copper line not the ONT to plug in my phone which was a bit of a surprise to me and I wondered if that's correct.

Anyone shed any light?
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