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Author Topic: Where is an "HR fault" likely to lie?  (Read 956 times)


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Where is an "HR fault" likely to lie?
« on: January 27, 2017, 01:36:01 PM »


A few times it's been mentioned that HR faults can be difficult to pick up with BT's testers, and can cause or increase various symptoms.   Where can these faults arise, are they more likely in particular parts or can they be literally anywhere?

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Re: Where is an "HR fault" likely to lie?
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 05:14:41 PM »

I would always pay particular attention to those joints that are situated in moist/damp/wet locations.
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Re: Where is an "HR fault" likely to lie?
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2017, 11:36:27 PM »

If I get any feedback from BTOR that are looking for one on my line we may get some useful info.

I have a set of 8 fixed IP's From my Eclipse isp.
BT ADSL2 line>HG612 set as a Modem, Bridge, WAN not Bound to LAN1 or 2 >Smoothwall (Hardware Firewall and routing) > Ethernet LAN, DMZ,WiFI LAN and Spare LAN .
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Re: Where is an "HR fault" likely to lie?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2017, 10:34:39 AM »

Cheers.   There are a few exposed clip together joints between our house and the pole, I can check these out to see if any look damaged or vulnerable to water ingress.  I've already mounted a couple onto short stakes with yellow ex-feed sacks over them, both to weatherproof them and hopefully discourage people from driving over them.   There are still a number lying either right on the surface or just hidden in the turf, not deep enough to avoid damage when a tractor or combine runs a wheel over them.