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Old 05-09-2018, 06:31 PM   #1
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How to open this utility box?


Hey everyone,

We have this utility box in our front yard that we need to open but I can't figure out how. There is a metal pin locking it closed rather than a screw with grooves or anything.




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How do I get this thing open?

Thanks in advance!

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Hey everyone,

We have this utility box in our front yard that we need to open but I can't figure out how. There is a metal pin locking it closed rather than a screw with grooves or anything.




[IMG]<a href="https://ibb.co/mLHQad"><img src="https://thumb.ibb.co/mLHQad/IMG_2659.jpg" alt="IMG_2659" border="0"></a>[/IMG]
<a href="https://ibb.co/mLHQad"><img src="https://thumb.ibb.co/mLHQad/IMG_2659.jpg" alt="IMG_2659" border="0"></a>
How do I get this thing open?

Thanks in advance!
now that you have one post try your photos again
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Old 05-09-2018, 07:28 PM   #3
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Welcome to the forums Mike.

What kind of utility is it? Cable? Looks like a cable box drop or phone drop.

Some have termination locks on them that can only be removed from the inside of the box. The cable/phone company would have a special tool to get inside the box to remove the termination lock. There are ways to hack into it. Not recommended.

However, If it is a cable/phone utility, please contact your cable/phone company. Otherwise a fine may be imposed.

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Old 05-09-2018, 07:37 PM   #4
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I re-read your post Mike; You say it's in the middle of your yard, so I doubt that it is a cable/phone drop. Sorry about that.

Maybe electrical?? Take a wider picture and post it, lets see what kind of cables are going to it. Thank you.

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I re-read your post Mike; You say it's in the middle of your yard, so I doubt that it is a cable/phone drop. Sorry about that.

Maybe electrical?? Take a wider picture and post it, lets see what kind of cables are going to it. Thank you.

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Are you seeing a picture?
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Yes, I see all his pics now neal. asking op to please post some wider pics. Wanted to see if any cables are going to it. Thank you.

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Maybe irrigation? Where are you located?
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Thanks for the replys!

I am thinking that jmon is right, it is either a cable or phone drop box so we are going to leave it alone.

I appreciate the help, glad to be a part of the forum.
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