Please let us know how it goes. If it is installed in 10 days, or even a few more, it'll be a hilarious story for you and all of us. Frustrating Infuriating for you for the last seven months of course, but even so!
With luck on the final stretch now....
As the law of Murphy predicts, we had an unexpected internal cabling nightmare when Openreach came to finish the install on 8 February! I've noted this in another thread in the Fibre section of the forum, but to keep all the information in one place, here are the gory details.
A 12-core fibre comes in from the street, terminates in an internal fibre splice enclosure, which transitions the external gel-filled black cable to internally safe cable. Openreach then pulled in a 2-core fibre cable to the equipment cabinet, using a roped run into a 40mm kopex / flex-coiled duct that I provided during property reconstruction. This duct runs in the finished floor and wall void space.
After everything was spliced up both ends internally it became clear after further testing/OTDR, that the new internal fibre was well...broken. As a workaround OR decided to pull in a new dual-bore blown fibre tube (BFT) micro duct and blow in a fibre bundle from the splice to the cabinet fibre tray. They did this by using the old fibre cable as a draw. There was however another coax cable (initially pulled in together with the fibre,) still left in the flexi-duct during this process.
Here the nightmare came to pass, and rather unfortunately the new micro-duct then became jammed up as part of running it in. Then continuing to try and pull through the new microduct with more an more effort, either the redundant fibre or the micro duct snapped/separated on the pull-in. Leaving a part run bit of micro duct that now stubbornly refuses to be pulled back. The coax cable also wouldn't budge.
We were left without any alternative but to fish through a new cabling run, open up several walls and install a fresh blown fibre tube. This was completed yesterday and Openreach installed, spliced and tested the entire link. All good.
Yeah, not quite what was expected, but that's life!
Now waiting on carrier tests to complete before the new CP gives it the green light (literally! on the ADVA)