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Topic # 143820 28-Apr-2014 15:17
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I'm trying to tidy up the outside of the house at the moment, and the infamous TCL "ugly grey box" is in the middle of the wall near the front door . Given that I've no intention of it ever being hooked up again, is there a) Any reason that I can't just rip it off, and B) Anything I should bear in mind when doing so? 

I know that there's no telephony or anything else hooked up to it as the installer who reconnected the house back up to Telecom was cursing the TCL installer for having butchered the connections which he had to replace.

The existing cables have been installed in the usual half-arsed "drill a hole in the wall and poke the cable through" so I can just pull it out and plaster up the hole. (I wonder if the installers still charge TCL\VF for the junction box despite rarely using them?).






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  Reply # 1032820 28-Apr-2014 20:56
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Which grey box? Do you have an image of it?

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  Reply # 1032835 28-Apr-2014 20:59
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I'd just f$%kn rip it.


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  Reply # 1032842 28-Apr-2014 21:12
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I've ripped mine off in the past. If you manage to get through to someone at VF that cares, they won't send someone out to do it for you.

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  Reply # 1032844 28-Apr-2014 21:16
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nickb800: I've ripped mine off in the past. If you manage to get through to someone at VF that cares, they won't send someone out to do it for you.


are they legally obligated to remove this, surely there must be something in the original contract.




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  Reply # 1032845 28-Apr-2014 21:28
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Its pretty much destruction of property and you could be liable for repairs if say the network is damaged. Contact our desk and get them to log a ticket to remove the network from your premises with good reason. 




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  Reply # 1032848 28-Apr-2014 21:33
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TimA: Its pretty much destruction of property and you could be liable for repairs if say the network is damaged. Contact our desk and get them to log a ticket to remove the network from your premises with good reason. 


best advice thus far Tim




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  Reply # 1032862 28-Apr-2014 21:38
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jeffnz:
TimA: Its pretty much destruction of property and you could be liable for repairs if say the network is damaged. Contact our desk and get them to log a ticket to remove the network from your premises with good reason. 


best advice thus far Tim


Its a daisy chain network. So it could cause 3-4 or how ever many to lose connection.
@OP. Yes, You need to have it removed by Downer, Yes if you cowboy rip it off and cause damage, You will be fronting up a decent bill.

Call stating:
I am not a VF customer with Cable, I dont want the network on the side of my house. I want it removed. game over. Done.




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  Reply # 1032905 28-Apr-2014 22:53
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I wouldnt rip it off. If you or a future owner ever decided to get cable it would need to be installed again



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  Reply # 1032991 29-Apr-2014 08:58
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TimA: Its pretty much destruction of property and you could be liable for repairs if say the network is damaged. Contact our desk and get them to log a ticket to remove the network from your premises with good reason. 


Is "because I don't want it there" likely to be a "good reason"? This particular install is F'n ugly.





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TimA: Its pretty much destruction of property and you could be liable for repairs if say the network is damaged. Contact our desk and get them to log a ticket to remove the network from your premises with good reason. 


Is "because I don't want it there" likely to be a "good reason"? This particular install is F'n ugly.



Call them and tell them. Make sure you speak with the tech team. I can see if someone can get back to you if you n want.




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