Pictures are from a house undergoing kitchen renovation. I am adding seven circuits. Panel is full, not to mention other obvious problems. Inspector says come out of panel to feed sub panel or upgrade everything. This would mean move panel or laundry, relocate meter and drop. Could be a pricey service change. Power company will charge $500.00 to move the drop.
The HVAC guys are not allowed to install disconnects here where Scott and I live.
That was probably installed by an electrician, if they pulled a permit would be hard to guess.
Scott what are you going to do?
Or what can the homeowner afford to do?
Paul you got it, looks like multiple single pair phone wires and a cable TV.
If you add a line the telephone company will not replace the single pair drop with a multi pair drop. They just keep adding more single pair drops. It is not unusual to see multi family houses with quite a few phone drops.
Once in a while you will see a 10 or 25 pair run over, but not often.
[This message has been edited by iwire (edited 06-11-2004).]
Bob Badger Construction & Maintenance Electrician Massachusetts
#117429 - 06/14/0409:11 PMRe: Service Mess, Inside and Out
If you're talking about the small gray box just above the pipe going into the house in pic 2, it's a phone co. POP (Point Of Purchase) transition box - the phone utility equivalent of the "service connection" point at which they turn over responsibility to the occupant.
The larger white box to the left looks like cable.
BTW, that's a gas meter & associated piping, not an H2O feed
#117431 - 06/15/0405:23 AMRe: Service Mess, Inside and Out
The phone POP box has a protection means in it (IIRC), and has 2 covers. The owner/occupant can open one side, the telco the other.
Inside are two RJ11 (4 conductor) phone plug jumpers that can be removed to perform line troubleshooting, as well as screw terminals that the inside-the-house feed line connects to. This design also allows a POP to serve as a junction point for several lines (up to four) for each building / residence.
#117433 - 06/21/0410:01 PMRe: Service Mess, Inside and Out