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#250609 18-May-2019 14:08
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Hi all. There's an old Saturn cable box stuck on the side of my house I want gone. Can I just cut it off at the ground without electrocuting myself?? Then I can trace the cable inside the house and remove it all.

 

 

 

 

 


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  #2240532 18-May-2019 14:18
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Probably best to call Vodafone first.




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  #2240534 18-May-2019 14:21
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quickymart:

 

Probably best to call Vodafone first.

 

 

I think I'd rather risk electrocution.....


 
 
 
 


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#2240550 18-May-2019 14:35
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Not your network so call Vodafone to get it removed

 

240v shock is actually not that bad


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  #2240634 18-May-2019 19:44
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Can you pop the cover off and take a photo

 

 

 

 


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  #2240639 18-May-2019 20:07
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I would expect it gets any voltage/current from inside your house, so tracing it inside and disconnecting (or at least ascertaining if a sparky is required) there first would definitely be my choice.

Likely only satellite cable and ‘earth rod’ from the ground?

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  #2240643 18-May-2019 20:24
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Not your network so call Vodafone to get it removed


240v shock is actually not that bad



Lots of people have been killed by 240v

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  #2240645 18-May-2019 20:26
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I asked Vodafone to remove mine, years ago, they did it no fuss.


 
 
 
 


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  #2240650 18-May-2019 20:44
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larknz:
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Not your network so call Vodafone to get it removed


240v shock is actually not that bad



Lots of people have been killed by 240v


I survived a shock off the back of a colour TV tube

Never never never again

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  #2240661 18-May-2019 21:23
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  #2240671 18-May-2019 22:09
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John's right, don't touch it, just call Vodafone and they can send out someone to sort it.

 

What's the need to remove it anyway? Renovations?


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  #2240696 19-May-2019 05:22
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If you can't get Vodafone out to remove it....

 

ln the box, there should be a joiner/isolator connecting cables from inside your house and from the conduit. You can unscrew both. Then, chop the one that goes into your house flush with the wall. For the one that comes out of the ground - don't chop it - just push the end into the conduit forming a loop. You're unlikely to get electrocuted cutting the cable from the conduit, but doing so might adversely affect the internet of other Vodafone customers or possibly damage the network.


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  #2240702 19-May-2019 08:50
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adversely affect the internet of other Vodafone customers.

 

 

Just call Vodafone and tell them to remove it. You will cause problems for other HFC users on your street if you chop it off without terminating it. Don't be a dick.

 

 








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  #2240703 19-May-2019 08:51
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Please don't remove it yourself, we can get somebody out to disconnect it. You won't electrocute yourself, but it can degrade the performance of other cable users in the area. Either call us or PM your details to me or @shaunm and we can get it sorted.

 


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  #2240704 19-May-2019 09:00
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As pointed out by others don't do anything yourself. If this is still connected at the tap on the pole and you cut the cable you will cause noise on the network, and your property will be tracked down.

 

 


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