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What is this called?

Postby herofan » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:35 pm

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I’m drawing a blank. What is the correct name for this? I need to call my phone company concerning it, and if I don’t have the correct name, I’ll spend half the evening trying to get them to understand what I’m talking about. Is it utility box, terminal box, or something else?

Our company updated to fiber optic cable, and a new one was installed. I assumed the old one would be removed, but it’s still there.
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Re: What is this called?

Postby artesianspringsfarm » Sat Nov 04, 2017 3:01 pm

Here its called a utility pedestal.
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Re: What is this called?

Postby sim.-ang.king » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:43 pm

phone box, i've ran over a many of them...:lol:
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Postby greybeard » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:17 pm

you must have been in my area sim-ang-king. About half the ones I see are laying down on their sides.
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Re: What is this called?

Postby Bigfoot » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:25 pm

I'm not suggesting you do the same, but I threw a chain around mine, and pulled it up. One less thing to mow around.
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Re: What is this called?

Postby Craig Miller » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:38 pm

When I worked for the phone company they were called peds. You can give them the number on the per and they will know exactly where it is
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Re: What is this called?

Postby SoILcattle » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:39 pm

Bigfoot wrote:I'm not suggesting you do the same, but I threw a chain around mine, and pulled it up. One less thing to mow around.


:o I hope it wasn't in use!!

We call it a phone pedistal
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Postby Farm Fence Solutions » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:02 pm

Bush hog target.
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Re: What is this called?

Postby dun » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:03 pm

Craig Miller wrote:When I worked for the phone company they were called peds. You can give them the number on the per and they will know exactly where it is

That's what we call them too. Never heard the fancy terms people are throwing around on here.
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Re: What is this called?

Postby pricefarm » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:27 pm

Yes that is a pedistal. And just because you don't have there service anymore doesn't mean they will come out and remove it.
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Re: What is this called?

Postby Craig Miller » Sat Nov 04, 2017 9:30 pm

SSS.....
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Re: What is this called?

Postby herofan » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:57 am

Bigfoot wrote:I'm not suggesting you do the same, but I threw a chain around mine, and pulled it up. One less thing to mow around.


I don’t mind removing it myself, I just wanted to be sure there was not something still hooked to it. This has been a gradual process. They first buried the new line in our community a few months ago. Then, someone came out and installed a new one two feet from the old one, and there was a cable dangling on the side of my house. Recently, someone came out and and spent two hours taking care of that and hooking it up in the house.

With all that, the old one is surely inactive isn’t it? It would be embarrassing to pull it up and discover it still had a purpose.
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Re: What is this called?

Postby slick4591 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:17 pm

Pedestal here. Ours are still in use and without it there's no phone/internet. I would certainly hate to face the music if I were to intentionally damage it.
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Re: What is this called?

Postby Workinonit Farm » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:38 pm

Pedestal.

Hmmmmm, I posted on this thread last night. Where did it go????
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Re: What is this called?

Postby dun » Sun Nov 05, 2017 3:32 pm

Remember you only own where it sits, the phone company owns the ped.
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