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Standard User hypertony
(committed) Thu 14-Nov-13 20:37:24
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Green cabinet box.... another one?


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Hi all,

Over Summer '13, a green cabinet box was installed. Then the power. After that, nothing was happening.

Then got the 'going live' date of Dec '13. Great, I thought.

Until... 2 days ago, a hole was dug up next to the new green cabinet box. Then the cables put in place. And a new green cabinet was placed next to each other!

Is this normal? Could it be because they fitted a smaller one and realised that they should have fitted a big one? Or is it being used for something else?

Don't have a pic yet as it was raining at that time. So I thought I'd post here to find out.

Thanks all,

- Tony Sutton
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Standard User David_W
(fountain of knowledge) Thu 14-Nov-13 21:05:55
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It's hard to be certain without pictures, but it is possible that the first cabinet was actually reshelling the existing PCP cabinet, and the second cabinet is the FTTC cabinet.

Standard User hypertony
(committed) Fri 15-Nov-13 13:45:05
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I managed to take another good look earlier this morning when driving past. It's not a fibre cabinet but still green, is a bit taller and it has the yellow electricity warning sticker on the front.

Power for the fibre cabinet?

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Standard User adslmax
(knowledge is power) Fri 15-Nov-13 13:48:51
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Photo is needing! Just go out and take a photo and post here. Then we will tell you if it was cabinet or not.

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Standard User DougM
(member) Fri 15-Nov-13 13:53:43
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Do you recognise either from this list?

http://www.robertos.me.uk/html/street_cabinets_etc.html

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Standard User hypertony
(committed) Fri 15-Nov-13 13:56:54
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Interesting... none of them! (as far as I am aware!!)

I will take a pic on the way home from work.

- Tony Sutton
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Standard User Ribble
(experienced) Fri 15-Nov-13 17:56:19
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Maybe a mobile phone cabinet.
Standard User hypertony
(committed) Fri 15-Nov-13 18:35:56
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Here you go...

This is the first cabinet that was installed back in Summer
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/83881043/2013-11...

And this was just finished a few days ago
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/83881043/2013-11...

Now looking at the link you posted, it seems that the 1st one is the ECI128 but in green. Not sure about the 2nd one, tho! I'm assuming the power for the 1st green cabinet?

Both of them are next to each other, while the main exchange cabinet (where my line is connected to) is down the path which looks similar to the "Another old PCP" photo from the link you posted.

Hope this helps? laugh

- Tony Sutton
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Standard User TMCR
(member) Fri 15-Nov-13 18:48:46
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2nd one looks like a water pump control box ? When fibre was blown through to a box near my home they had problems with water getting into the chamber, so they installed a pump - with it's own box. Could be wrong.

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 15-Nov-13 18:49:00
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Yes looks like an ECI 128 cabinet.

The other smaller probably mains cabinet is a bit more of an oddity, but maybe needed as part of getting the mains into the ECI cabinet. It is usually just some mains wiring to the fibre cabinet, no general need for an extra cabinet.

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Standard User Ribble
(experienced) Fri 15-Nov-13 19:17:03
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Yes, just need to look up TT controls
Standard User partial
(member) Fri 15-Nov-13 21:12:35
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The second one ain't Openreach plant.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Fri 15-Nov-13 21:16:52
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And it seems they do water pumps - so could well be a pump to keep something clear.

Never factored that into the costs of a cabinet

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Standard User partial
(member) Fri 15-Nov-13 21:25:39
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Reckon you are wrong. Underground chambers that are flooded should not present a problem as underground plant is waterproof and is designed to be underwater. Cabinets have waterproof floors and duct seals. The problem will come when the water level is a foot over the cabinet door level!
Standard User hypertony
(committed) Sat 16-Nov-13 08:21:09
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If it's indeed pump... would that a bit noisy to the house next to it???

- Tony Sutton
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Standard User simon194
(committed) Sat 16-Nov-13 12:14:22
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That's just the control system in the cabinet, the pump is usually in a chamber underground.
Standard User hypertony
(committed) Sun 22-Dec-13 19:40:52
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Well, that was quick... my cabinet has now been enabled for fibre! \o/

- Tony Sutton
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