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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:13 pm 
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Phone wire coming into house has been shatterd and has now left a big hole. Anyone know where i can replace for cheap? Hopefully the hole not causing issues.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:06 pm 
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You mean you broke the pipe?

Technically you can't change it because the cable is connected at both ends, so you can't slide anything over it.
Why not get some metal capping, and fix that over it?

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Yer the pipe.

Not the best with DIY got any links to what can be attached to protect it?


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Buy a bit of plastic pipe, slit it down the side and pry it open to to snap over the wire. :thumbright:

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As DWD says. If the pipe won't open enough to go over, saw it in half and then glue back together with PVC cement.


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[Thinking out loud]
Have you ever tried to cut open a pipe lengthways? Its easy is you have a bandsaw / Dremmel but if like most of us you haven't........

Assume you were able to get a pipe cut lengthways and you glue the two halves together, what is there to stop it falling down the other pipe? (DOH, you used a pipe too small)

Or if its the same size / slightly bigger how will you stop it moving?

What has been used above the pipe? The best / easiest thing to use is..........capping [/Thinking out loud]

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You could do that short length with a hacksaw SE. A jigsaw would do it and at a pinch you could stitch drill it or use an angle grinder.

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tbh that looks like twinax - (twin coax) - Cable tv/phone

The cable cover looks like Lobite cable guard (bendex) https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/tcl/search ... mit=Search

polypipe also do it


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What flash said (here is thepage I found) from the same source.

You can also use some flattish galvanised metal.

Or I could give a silly link to google like the resident sparky ;-)


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That's ok, its just part of the underground duct that has broken. You could replace it with some small grey guttering with a saw slit up the back, and pop it over the cable. There should be a foam plug in the end of the duct anyway, so it's purely a cosmetic issue, and won't affect your service.

**I see DWD has just suggested the same thing.

"Assume you were able to get a pipe cut lengthways and you glue the two halves together, what is there to stop it falling down the other pipe? (DOH, you used a pipe too small)"

That won't be too deep anyway.

The small grey box at the top covers the join between the underground cable( the black one) and the customer's "lead in", the brown cable. The box is known as a BT101, and Openreach should change these if they work on them .
TheBT101 would be replaced with a different design of box, and often a piece of capping is used to cover the cable on the wall.

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why not cut a small section of cable guard, you can then fix that to your wall, make the protruding bit of grey hockey stick flush with the floor, may be a neater job and no having to cut slits into pipes and prise the cable in.

https://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Main_Index ... index.html



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