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    • MSaxp
    • By MSaxp 13th Jun 17, 11:16 AM
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    Telephone? line outside of house
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    • 13th Jun 17, 11:16 AM
    Telephone? line outside of house 13th Jun 17 at 11:16 AM
    Hi,

    I am sure my thread title doesnt explain anything.

    In the front of our house, there is a cable going into the house, shielded by a plastic pipe and a cover (cable guard?).

    There is quite a gap between the pipe and the cover, which means the cable doesnt seem very protected.



    Is this how it should be? should i fix it?

    Thanks,

    Mike
    Last edited by MSaxp; 13-06-2017 at 11:50 AM.
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    • Ant555
    • By Ant555 13th Jun 17, 11:27 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 11:27 AM
    I cant see your pictures (might be to do with being a new user restriction?) but my telephone cable just runs through the wall without any real protection - just a kind of grommet.

    However, my cable is not in a high traffic area and not on a main street so your situation might be different.
    • Ant555
    • By Ant555 13th Jun 17, 11:33 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 11:33 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 11:33 AM
    This is the type of thing I have on my wall for the phone cable.

    https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/MXCBW.html
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 13th Jun 17, 11:34 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 11:34 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 11:34 AM
    I cant see the photos either, the phone cable here is run along the wall into the entry hole.

    Use something like flickr, photobucket or an imgur to upload the photos.
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    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 13th Jun 17, 11:42 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 11:42 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 11:42 AM
    This is the type of thing I have on my wall for the phone cable.

    https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/MXCBW.html
    Originally posted by Ant555
    So your cable goes into 1 of them ?
    Je Suis Charlie
    • MSaxp
    • By MSaxp 13th Jun 17, 11:43 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 11:43 AM
    at least i've managed the photo
    Last edited by MSaxp; 13-06-2017 at 11:53 AM.
    • Ant555
    • By Ant555 13th Jun 17, 11:52 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 11:52 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 11:52 AM
    So your cable goes into 1 of them ?
    Originally posted by DCFC79
    Yes however the pictures have now appeared on the OP and it looks to be a different situation.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 13th Jun 17, 12:01 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 12:01 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 12:01 PM
    Ah I see what you mean now, not seen that before, Ive only ever seen it as I described earlier so cant say if it should be like that.

    Im sure you could do something to cover the gap.
    Last edited by DCFC79; 13-06-2017 at 12:04 PM.
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    • MSaxp
    • By MSaxp 13th Jun 17, 12:06 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 12:06 PM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 12:06 PM
    As long as its not an issue if I cover it up, I will do
    • Ant555
    • By Ant555 13th Jun 17, 12:18 PM
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    As long as its not an issue if I cover it up, I will do
    Originally posted by MSaxp
    No issues covering that up - it will also help protect the underground ducting from collecting too many stones and debris.
    • patman99
    • By patman99 13th Jun 17, 9:03 PM
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    Leave it to your phone provider to seal up. If you do anything to the cable you will be billed for the repair.
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    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 13th Jun 17, 9:53 PM
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    It's BT Openreach ducting and is there so that replacement cable or optical fibre can be pulled in without having to dig up the garden and pavement.

    The bottom bit is a BT Connector Bend 4 and above it is BT Capping 25.

    The exposed cable won't come to any harm -- it's water resistant as duct ins't considered waterproof -- and even if it did BT Openreach would repair the fault free as it's on their network.
    A kind word lasts a minute, a skelped erse is sair for a day.
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 14th Jun 17, 8:47 AM
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    The exposed cable won't come to any harm -- it's water resistant as duct ins't considered waterproof -- and even if it did BT Openreach would repair the fault free as it's on their network.
    Originally posted by Owain Moneysaver
    ....is the right answer, so ignore the gap and leave well alone

    Mine is literally just an open tube, pointing skywards. It's never filled with water and it probably wouldn't matter if it did.
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    • Owain Moneysaver
    • By Owain Moneysaver 14th Jun 17, 7:13 PM
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    Mine is literally just an open tube, pointing skywards. It's never filled with water and it probably wouldn't matter if it did.
    Originally posted by Davesnave
    Next time you see an Openreach chap down the manhole try shouting a ghostly "wooooo!" down the tube :-)
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    • maninthestreet
    • By maninthestreet 14th Jun 17, 9:07 PM
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    It appears to be partially blocking an air brick.
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