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    Default Getting the wires over the path

    Hi guys,

    I have a small but annoying problem. I'm running a 2-wire cable to my neighbor's house.

    Basically, my neighbor and I are on different sides of a concrete path about 70cm wide, with grass on either side. I have the cable run to within 1m of the path and can easily do the same at my neighbor's house. But I can't run the cable over the path, and there is no way not to cross it.

    I can see two options: under and over. In other words, digging it underneath the path, or running it overhead. I'm pretty sure overhead is illegal, but are there any alternatives or an easy way to get it under? I don't know how deep the concrete goes.

    It's a phone wire so wireless would be technically possible but tricky and would require me to build a solution myself. I'd like to avoid that option because I'd miss out on Caller ID and possibly other stuff, and it would require a lot of work.

    And yes, I do have permission from the phone company

    What about (with consent of the neighbors) somehow cutting a crack/groove in the concrete (it's a really old rough path, no consmetic issues) and then filling it with concrete?

    Ideas?
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    Default Re: Getting the wires over the path

    This may sound obvious, but have you considered a cordless phone?
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    Default Re: Getting the wires over the path

    Quote Originally Posted by Standing_Amazed
    This may sound obvious, but have you considered a cordless phone?
    I don't know of any that would reach from my neighbor's house to mine, and I'd have to buy (/build) a separate charger.
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    Default Re: Getting the wires over the path

    Quote Originally Posted by george12
    I don't know of any that would reach from my neighbor's house to mine, and I'd have to buy (/build) a separate charger.
    How far is it?
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    Default Re: Getting the wires over the path

    About 90m or so, no line of sight - a house in the way.
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    Default Re: Getting the wires over the path

    Hmmm...
    Does this mean you're not at Carrington Hall after all, George?
    Or is this a Heriot Row/Queen St scenario?

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    Default Re: Getting the wires over the path

    Dig under.
    Laziness is nothing more than the habit of resting before you get tired.

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    Default Re: Getting the wires over the path

    Quote Originally Posted by Laura
    Hmmm...
    Does this mean you're not at Carrington Hall after all, George?
    Or is this a Heriot Row/Queen St scenario?
    Neither, what? I live in Ohiro Rd in Wellington...

    Or was it a joke I missed in my utter tiredness?
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    Default Re: Getting the wires over the path

    Quote Originally Posted by george12

    What about (with consent of the neighbors) somehow cutting a crack/groove in the concrete (it's a really old rough path, no consmetic issues) and then filling it with concrete?
    I think you've answered your own question.
    Bugger the cancer. I'm suffering from terminal inertia.

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    Default Re: Getting the wires over the path

    Sorry, george.
    Obviously I'm the one who's tired.
    I was confusing you with Prescott, who's just come to Dunedin - lord knows why..

    (Probably offended both of them now)
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