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Standard User Binary_Digit
(newbie) Thu 11-Sep-14 20:42:54
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Is it normal for this to be showing outside?


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Is it normal for this Telephone equipment to be out in the open like this?
It's in the grounds of a hotel that is directly down from where the BT manhole for my apartment is.
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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Thu 11-Sep-14 21:46:54
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No, but I'd suggest that it isn't carrying any live two circuits. The clamp on the MC31 closure looks broken too.

Next time you see an Openreach bod, tell them.

Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Thu 11-Sep-14 21:47:37
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Maybe an expedient repair was needed to get the phones back at the hotel and this will be sorted in time.

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Standard User Binary_Digit
(newbie) Thu 11-Sep-14 22:36:15
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Been there for months. I'll tell Openreach and shall I get a closer picture.
I'm pretty sure it's Harbour ground but might just be a small council section of land.
Should it be underground or covered?
Standard User btbert
(member) Fri 12-Sep-14 15:07:42
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It should be in some sort of footway box.

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Standard User Icaras
(member) Sat 13-Sep-14 11:56:52
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No they need to be buried and in fact they are a good few years old now. Those type of closures aren't used now as they have been replaced by ones with clips round the sides.
Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Sat 13-Sep-14 19:55:13
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Those type of closures aren't used now as they have been replaced by ones with clips round the sides.

But are perfectly serviceable as long as Dexbond has been applied. Yes, they shouldn't be left like that. But I suspect it's obsolete line plant.

Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Sat 13-Sep-14 23:13:39
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Am I seeing a different picture from everyone else?

I see no wires. Just caps on waste ground.

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Standard User btbert
(member) Sat 13-Sep-14 23:51:59
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
Am I seeing a different picture from everyone else?

I see no wires. Just caps on waste ground.


Maybe , dont think you can tell to you to see it for real and i am not going there to see !

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Standard User Zarjaz
(knowledge is power) Sun 14-Sep-14 08:12:25
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The one on the left is sticking up in a manner that suggests there are cables going in to the ground which is what is holding the joint at 45 degrees from the ground. It would be safe to assume that it's neighbour has cables attached also. If they were just lying on the grass loose someone would have moved them by now.

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