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Standard User bobble_bob
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 29-Jul-15 16:47:26
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Rain and broadband


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Can rain effect your broadband connection? Reason i ask is i was in my local town the other day and noticed the Openreach van and they were doing some work near a local cabinet. They had dug a giant hole which i presume was to access the cables, and had left it there open with just barriers around it. No workmen on site (was lunch time), but it was throwing it down with rain and surprised me that they didnt cover the hole up. The cables were nearly submerged in water, and thought although shielded that cant be very good for them can it?
Standard User MHC
(sensei) Wed 29-Jul-15 17:58:02
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The cables are waterproof! And any junctions/joints will also normally be sealed.


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Standard User burble
(learned) Wed 29-Jul-15 20:55:13
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You should have seen them working on the mini chamber outside my house, one bailing out water as fast as he could while the other was making good the connections. When I commented on it replied "if it gets any worse we'll have to get a pump"


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Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 29-Jul-15 22:20:14
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Obviously very nice people. Many would have used just two words smile.

The indispensable man or woman passes from the scene, and what happens next is more or less the same thing as was happening before.
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Standard User G3UZF
(committed) Wed 29-Jul-15 22:29:25
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Just singing and dancing in the rain...

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Standard User burble
(learned) Wed 29-Jul-15 22:50:23
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There where a few words said before that which attracted my attention to the fact something was going on outside the house. smile
Standard User RobertoS
(elder) Wed 29-Jul-15 23:24:43
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smile

The indispensable man or woman passes from the scene, and what happens next is more or less the same thing as was happening before.
My broadband basic info/help site - www.robertos.me.uk. Domains, site and mail hosting - Tsohost.
Connection - Plusnet UnLim Fibre (FTTC). Sync 57676/14040kbps @ 600m. - BQM
Standard User eckiedoo
(experienced) Thu 30-Jul-15 10:03:08
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As MHC and others have indicated, generally that underground cabling etc is sealed in its own right, ie not dependent on the duct etc keeping water out.

But overhead wiring is much more likely to be affected, both by the ingress of water, particularly to the joints; but also with the mechanical damage caused by winds and ultra-violet breakdown of the insulation, allowing simple short circuiting and also the further ingress of rain water.
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