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Standard User Tommer
(committed) Tue 25-Jun-13 17:02:36
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Installation Engineers - Laying the cable


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Hi,

I live in a fibre area and want virgin.

The router has to be in the under the stairs, the stairs are about 12 feet from the front of the house. The house is being renovated and carpet down soon.

My worry is that I do not want a big cable tacked along the walls when the installation takes place, I want it under the suspended floor and out an airbrick like how the tv cable currently runs.

As I understand it virgin connect their fibre cable (1) to a coax cable (2) that terminates into a plastic junction box on the outside the house which then connects to the final coax cable (3) that enters the house and plugs into the router.

if I was to run a coax cable (3) from under the stairs under my floor and out to the front of the house in and curled in anticipation of the engineer coming up would that be ok?

Really appreciate responses.

Cheers

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Standard User Ignitionnet
(knowledge is power) Tue 25-Jun-13 18:10:37
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No - they aren't supposed to use cables users provide due to potential for issues. They will want to use their own cabling throughout.
Standard User athegn
(committed) Wed 26-Jun-13 08:48:25
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I wanted Virgin to use my route around my paving so I installed buried trunking, with a pull through, that they used to install their coax.

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Standard User Tommer
(committed) Wed 26-Jun-13 08:57:52
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ah, thats a good idea, i'll run a length of trunking under the floor with some dummy cable or string so they can pull it through.

Cheers.

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Standard User athegn
(committed) Wed 26-Jun-13 12:35:26
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Tip. If the trunking takes a convoluted route make sure the pull though is strong i.e. not string!
Standard User yarwell
(sensei) Wed 26-Jun-13 12:46:01
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Standard User iand
(fountain of knowledge) Wed 26-Jun-13 18:11:58
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now that is a very good idea

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Standard User WWWombat
(fountain of knowledge) Sat 06-Jul-13 21:40:28
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And the bends aren't too tight in radius.
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