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Someone has decided to walk off with the cover on the side of my house where the cable enters (embossed with "TV") :vs_mad: and I can't seem to find out where to get another. I've tried the cable company but they said since it's not their equipment and instead part of the house they don't carry them and was referred to home depot or lowes... which got me the usual blank stares. I've tried searching online for days but can't find the right words, or somehow they don't make it anymore. Does anyone know where I can find this (short of on the side of another house :wink2:)? I've attached a pic of my hole, and a pic of my neighbor's showing what it should look like.
 

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Just get one of the plastic boxes that way you can cut out the back for the size of the hole. Just remember to apply a bead of Silicone clear around the opening, before placing and securing the access box. Also it allows you more room to be able to put in a splitter and lightning protector on the incoming line, without having all of it shoved into that tiny space.

The ground wire for the telephone & catv, must terminate either at the Ufer ground if you have one, or on the wire going to the buried ground rod, using a Split bolt.
 

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Hard to believe the cable co. will not replace it. They would have installed it initially.
 

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Probably 40 years ago I saw something similar in a tract development. No others in that county, other than those installed by cable companies. If you're determined to have a cover, you're best route may be to buy an appropriately sized plastic electrical box and cut the cover down to fit.
 

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Thanks for all the suggestions, I guess i'm going to hack together a box or something for a cover. I'd just let it be but i'd rather not have a hole like that on an outside wall since we have neighborhood outdoor cats (a fight for another day :vs_mad:) and who knows what else critters around that i'm sure would love a new home inside my wall.

I was surprised too when they said they didn't supply them, they even sent a truck to take a look and that's what the tech told me and swore I could get a new one at HD/Lowes for "just a few dollars"
 

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That is because those who they send out for those kind of tickets, really do not do any real work.

I would just order a DeMarc off of L-Com.com or Amazon. Then do what I suggested above.

If you want it to blend into the house paint. You can try and find some Krylon that closely matches the house color and paint the box.
 

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I was surprised too when they said they didn't supply them, they even sent a truck to take a look and that's what the tech told me and swore I could get a new one at HD/Lowes for "just a few dollars"

$15 is about the lowest I saw when looking.
 

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Is that box even being used. It looks to me like all the wires are disconnected. In my neck of the woods it is very common when you change cable or phone companies the new one installs their own equipment and the old equipment just hangs on the wall and looks ugly and collects dirt and bugs. Maybe it would be worth chasing it down to see it is doing anything, if not take it down and paint the wall to match.
 

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I'll double check but I believe the line crossing in front of the LB outside the box is my new cable line, I think the service line from the street comes in from the ground inside that hole/box. You are right about unused cables though.. there are so many extra cables outside and in the attic, the installer insisted I had a distribution cabinet somewhere I wasn't telling him about and had to get his supervisor over before they agreed to just say F'it and run a brand new line for my internet.. it's on my long list of stuff to do here (I moved in July). I can't just remove the box because it's part of the stucco wall, so i'll probably just get a new one like Gregzoll posted and cut a hole in the back and put it over the top
 

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was the original cover screwed in like a typical electrical cover?
If so I would just get a little sheet metal, some gasket material, a couple screws, drill new holes for the screws and slap the thing on and screw it down....easy for me to say and do cause I have all that crap laying around somewhere in my garage. :vs_karate:
 

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I'll double check but I believe the line crossing in front of the LB outside the box is my new cable line, I think the service line from the street comes in from the ground inside that hole/box. You are right about unused cables though.. there are so many extra cables outside and in the attic, the installer insisted I had a distribution cabinet somewhere I wasn't telling him about and had to get his supervisor over before they agreed to just say F'it and run a brand new line for my internet.. it's on my long list of stuff to do here (I moved in July). I can't just remove the box because it's part of the stucco wall, so i'll probably just get a new one like Gregzoll posted and cut a hole in the back and put it over the top

Stucco isn't very hard to patch/repair and with a little care you can match the original to where the repair in invisible. Maybe make a temporary cover out of a piece of what ever you have laying around until you get around to fixing it. Doesn't have to match or be water proof. You could caulk something right to the box. You might drill a hole or two in the bottom of the box just to let any water drain out of it.
 
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