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I'm renovating a house, and extending it. It's at the first fix stage now. So want to get cables all hidden.

The original owners didn't have virgin but I will be getting virgin TV and Broadband. There is currently no virgin feed into the house but just at end of drive there is a man hole with 'CATV' which I assume is the virgin connection. Would I be bale to run a RG6 from the end of my drive under ground to the far end of house where my living room will be rather than wait until virgin come to connect because I am rendering the walls and putting block paving down so don't really want a cable clipping along the wall and up the house when it's all done

 

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VM will only use cable they install as any damage or bad cabling can have bad effects on the whole area
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ahhhhh the secrets of a PM - no help to the rest of the community

i think the short answer is no - you certainly cannot provide  your own cable and the cable from the front of the house will go back to the cabinet not to a box on the pavement

what is the cover you refer to - is it your access point - small square or triangular box - that will be where the cable comes out of the pavement - if its that then you could lay underground trunking and add a pull rope - drain pipe of similar has been used in the past

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This old chestnut.  VM use specialist cabling and will lay the relevant cables when you sign up, they will not use any third party cabling they have not installed themselves as they can't guarantee the quality and don't want to be held liable for other people's work.  A faulty cable can not only impact your service but that of your neighbours.  This is why any DIY cable changes or extensions are against the VM T&Cs

The best advice is to install ducting and pull strings where you want the cabling to go.

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@-tony- wrote:

ahhhhh the secrets of a PM - no help to the rest of the community


Makes a change from begging for a referral in public I suppose.  Can't think of any other reason to take this thread to PM 🤔

VIPs are apparently like buses, they arrive in threes 😉

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Thanks. Yes there's a cover in the street with CATV on, about a foot from gate. I will just run a duct to end of the drive from my house and then one from there up the wall into the living room.

Alternatively I'll Jusy go with sky

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