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Disconnecting complete fibre system for replastering work

Forgive my ignorance, folks, Im sure Im worrying about nothing here but Im having a wall damp-proofed where my fibre comes in and where I have my BT equipment and router located. I will need to disconnect everything incluing the fibre input, and reconnect once the work has been done. The plasterer knows about the fibre cable and will be taking extra care when hacking off the paster surrounding the cable entry through the wall.

Im assuming that the system will simply restart when reconnected? Is there anything I should be watching out for/doing in terms of sequence when reconnecting?

Many thanks

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Re: Disconnecting complete fibre system for replastering work

You really shouldn't be disconnecting a fibre connector unless you have the appropriate cleaning tools to clean it before reconnection and a dust cap to protect it whilst disconnected. On your own head be it. 

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Re: Disconnecting complete fibre system for replastering work

It would appear that your plasterer has no health and safety training, although the fibre is only a low power laser it is powerful enough to cause eye damage if treated carelessly. 

My advice is simple Don't Do It!

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Re: Disconnecting complete fibre system for replastering work

Thanks

So I'll leave it plugged in then and remove the Openreach unit from the wall and seal in a plastic bag to protect it and the fibre connection from dust and dirt.

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Re: Disconnecting complete fibre system for replastering work

Sounds like a better plan.

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Re: Disconnecting complete fibre system for replastering work

My advice remains Don't Do It but if you've made your mind up then whatever you do, if the fibre becomes disconnected from the ONT then do not point it at your, or anyone else's, eyes for any reason. It will burn holes in the retina! if you do.

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Re: Disconnecting complete fibre system for replastering work

It'll be tricky given that the skirting board has to come off and the fibre cable into the Openreach unit is very short but better that than a H&S risk. thumbnail_IMG_20210426_144825349.jpg

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Re: Disconnecting complete fibre system for replastering work

Thanks

Im NOT going to unplug the fibre cable from the Openreach unit now based on what youve said but unfortunately, this damp-proofing work has to be done as the wall is in a bad state