I'm waiting for the installation of BT FTTP which due to Covid has been delayed a couple of times and has turned into a 2 stage install with a current installation date at the end of March. OR turned up this week and installed the overhead cable from the pole to the house.
I woke a few times in the night last night hearing a low frequency rumble like there was a van engine ticking over outside the house. After a while and a wander around upstairs I realised that the noise seemed to be loudest in the bedroom below where the new cable is anchored on the house. Once it was light I got up and investigated further and noticed through the bedroom window that the new cable was vibrating violently in the wind. The cable is anchored on the facia board and the vibration is sounding through the roof woodwork I assume. I suspect that the cable vibration is due to the uneven profile of the hybrid cable as the other normal round cables from the pole were just waving about in the wind. According to Google Maps the cable span is about 54 metres and we are 500ft ASL and quite exposed.
I cannot imagine how this problem can be resolved but I'm wondering if anyone else has had the same and managed to do something? Does OR have any solutions that might help? I am wondering about some form of damper that could be added near the anchor. Any info appreciated.
Cheers - Andy (A light sleeper hoping for calm weather. )
Edited by Rhubarb (Sat 13-Feb-21 12:28:57)