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Hi - just ordered FTTP - my house is set back from the road up a long drive - a BT telegraph pole is half way up the drive but from there the existing BT line goes underground for about 50m to my house. The BT engineer tells me I have to lay ducting down from the pole to the house for him to run the fibre through.
A couple of questions:
1. What width conduit/ducting do I need - will 25mm be enough ? Don’t know how wide fibre is !
2. I want the fibre to enter the house at the rear - if the duct runs to the front of the house will the engineer be able to run it round the house - just thinking of whether fibre can be bent around corners
Standard OR duct in residential settings is around 2" (50mm) , so something this size may be better, also install a draw rope .
Fibre cables don't like tight bends , they have a minimum bend radius, so try and avoid a cable run that would have tight bends in it