OT: Below grade fiber interconnect points

Sam Roche sroche at lakelandnetworks.com
Thu Nov 14 20:22:10 UTC 2013

Here is a link to a Raycom Fosc that has pigtails and bulkheads in it that I'm guessing would suit your needs. We use them underground in vaults a various points where a pedestal doesn't make sense. You need to make sure there is proper drainage in the vault though....

Without knowing more about the physical facility, it's hard to know for sure what you need.


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-----Original Message-----
From: Thomas [mailto:gravestl at swbell.net] 
Sent: November-14-13 9:17 AM
To: Justin M. Streiner
Cc: nanog at nanog.org
Subject: Re: OT: Below grade fiber interconnect points

Another option is an above ground  cabinet.  Many telecoms use them.

Thomas L Graves
Sent from my IPhone 

> On Nov 13, 2013, at 8:04 PM, "Justin M. Streiner" <streiner at cluebyfour.org> wrote:
>> On Wed, 13 Nov 2013, Roy Hockett wrote:
>> Thank you for comments. Let me clarify the situation.  We have a 
>> building that has been fiber cross connect location and is being 
>> demolished.  This location has about 20 fiber cable entering where we 
>> patch between fiber paths.  If we relocated these cross connect field 
>> to another building and that build is demolished we have to do this 
>> all over again, so the desire was to have an independent facility for 
>> the fiber cross connect field, but I am guessing due to esthetics the below ground vault was selected, we just learned of this selection and thus my query to this group to find other that have dealt with similar situations and if so, experience base recommendations, and things to be aware of.
> If the vault has a controlled environment and access, similar to what you would find inside of a comms room, that's one thing.  If it's more like a typical manhole (damp, dirty, dark, possible temperature extremes, other utilities/hazards), then the only thing that should be in there is a water-tight splice case.  Fiber patches need to be in a clean environment.
> Did this project provide any funds for relocation or replacement of the communications facilities that would be lost due to the demolition?  We've gone through this many times on our campus.
> jms

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