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Author Topic: Whats attached to this PCP?  (Read 930 times)

gt94sss2

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Whats attached to this PCP?
« on: September 07, 2020, 01:47:49 AM »

Does anyone know what piece of OR kit is on top of this PCP?

I've never seen this before..

« Last Edit: September 07, 2020, 04:25:00 PM by gt94sss2 »
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Re: Whats attached to this PCP?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2020, 05:55:05 PM »

Interesting.

If you are willing to disclose the location, then perhaps somebody with access to the various records might be able to see what's what.  :-\
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Re: Whats attached to this PCP?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2020, 06:15:29 PM »

It will be an expansion pod for tie cables to accommodate the pod on the left, which I would guess is a VDSL Sidepod.

The right hand side of the cabinet looks like it would stick out beyond the fence and would be obstructive to the path.

I've seen such a top before (well similar but not identical) on a PCP with a brick wall right up against the PCP on 1 side and a vented pod on the other side.

The lack of vents certainly suggests there's no electronics inside.
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Re: Whats attached to this PCP?
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2020, 06:22:47 PM »

They are called 'Top boxes' and house the splitter blocks.
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Re: Whats attached to this PCP?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2020, 06:25:46 PM »

Now we know. Straight from the horse's sheep's mouth.

Thank you.  :)
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Re: Whats attached to this PCP?
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2020, 06:35:45 PM »

Now we know. Straight from the horse's sheep's mouth.

Thank you.  :)

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Re: Whats attached to this PCP?
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2020, 07:14:48 PM »

Looks like a toilet to me. ;D
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Re: Whats attached to this PCP?
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2020, 07:19:50 PM »

Many thanks for the information. For those interested it's PCP4 on the Wandsworth exchange at https://maps.app.goo.gl/gWidt3Y4yyQ9ZtHn9

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Re: Whats attached to this PCP?
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2020, 08:38:13 PM »

Saw one at Greenwich when I was being all touristy.

Looks like it was their only option with that fence  :lol:
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Re: Whats attached to this PCP?
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2020, 08:43:53 PM »

Saw one at Greenwich when I was being all touristy.

Looks like it was their only option with that fence  :lol:

This is the kind of situation the top box I saw was in.
It was a brick wall rather than a fence though.
Simple fix for a common problem I reckon.
There must be a fair few PCP's in tight spaces.

Have these "top boxes" been around long BS?
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Re: Whats attached to this PCP?
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2020, 10:32:46 AM »



Have these "top boxes" been around long BS?

Hi j0hn

Not really, pal .... May 2019 is probably the earliest I have vision of them entering our street furniture items.
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Re: Whats attached to this PCP?
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2020, 10:31:22 AM »

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Not really, pal .... May 2019 is probably the earliest I have vision of them entering our street furniture items.

Does the top of the PCP have to be drilled or are there 'hidden' conduit blanks there. ?

Same for a 'side pod' ?
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Re: Whats attached to this PCP?
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2020, 04:01:59 PM »

Does the top of the PCP have to be drilled or are there 'hidden' conduit blanks there. ?

Same for a 'side pod' ?

I've never seen one in the real world, but looking at our ISIS document around the installation of these top-boxes, there's a bit more to the process than the side-pod apertures, such as removing the existing PCP 'roof', drilling and jigging out the new top box, secure, seal  and earth bond, then replacing roof (that is in a nutshell - i'm not going through the entire procedure) :-) .

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