92 &102 Day 6 Progress (Tuesday)

This morning saw further power cable trenching works for PCP92 (or technically, its fibre twin)… and then late in the day its cabinet shell was installed.  PCP92 has therefore shuffled into the lead, as its ducting is now compete, whereas PCP102 still requires the last couple of meters into the pavement chamber to be completed.

There was other cabinet work also taking place today, in this case PCP104 adjacent to the Lowe Gardens/John Hunt Drive end of Everest Park was re-shelled by the same utility provider.  It appears the old PCP cabinet was physically full, and so its lid was removed and a new larger one installed.  Some photos below.

PCP102

No progress!

PCP92

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PCP92 FTTC Install Progress, Day 6 – Power cable ducting complete, blue rope ready to pull the cable through. The power cable appears much larger than that to be used for PCP102.
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PCP92 FTTC Install Progress, Day 6 – Power cable ducting complete, what’s is unknown is why the choice of jointing location. From survey markings, the power cable itself runs all the way down the pavement, so why not joint it directly opposite the VDSL2 cabinet?
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PCP92 FTTC Install Progress, Day 6 – Power cable ducting complete
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PCP92 FTTC Install Progress, Day 6 – Power cable ducting complete, cabinet base waiting its hat!
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PCP92 FTTC Install Progress, Day 6 – Power cable ducting complete, cabinet base awaiting its hat, and the other end of the blue rope.

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And finally the cabinet:

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VDSL2 fibre twin for PCP92 in position

PCP104

PCP104 adjacent to Everest Park was also re-shelled today to overcome capacity issues.

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Nice new PCP104 shell…. with additional ducting also being installed to the pavement chamber

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PCP104 with its existing (now older) fibre twin to the rear…. and behind that houses in Everest Park which have been so close to fibre and unable to receive it!!
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Additional ducting also added from the new PCP to the adjacent pavement chamber, which has been similarly core-drilled as for the FTTC installations.
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The old iron cabinet lays smashed and dejected!

… and as it had looked before….

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(c) Google Street View – the old PCP104 as it had looked before
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