on the new house i just had built,
the tv cables all junction to a box on the outside wall of the house.
I was told by brighthouse that I am not allowed to put the cable ends and
splitter inside that box. I need to pay them $10 per connection (8 total
I just had them connect one and the rest I will do myself.
On my previous house in Ohio, I was allowed to connect as many splitters i
want and there was no junction box on the side of the house.
if it all comes down to technicalities, would it be acceptable to add
another private junction box ontop of the builders cable box? reroute all
the cables to that and just use the one authorized cable connection to the
the cable installer said that any unauthorized splitters within the existing
cablebox will be removed and the cable ends cut off. i still have all the
cable connectors and splitters from when i used to install it for commercial
businesses, but it doesn't match brighthouse's equipment.
i'm not sure who owns that junction box as i live in a gated community.
You might check local regulations, but that sounds like Florida. They
can test to see if you add splitters, but they likely will not. I suggest
you do it outside their box and located where they will not normally see it.
Best bet is to have it arranged so you can easily detach the splitters you
add so if there is a problem, they will not be noticed.
I might suggest that you let them put two lines in. Not all that
expensive, it will sound like you are not going to add more and if they
check, they are less likely to notice.
I'm in Florida using brite house , had cable tv here forever,,, same cable
changes names every so often .. forget all the names,, was parragon, time
warner, brite house.
there's no junction box here - just the cable drop tied off on the power
riser for strain relief and the cable loops over , actually lays on the
roof/eve to splitter screwed on the soffit for the squirrels to hang from.
Neighbor changes cable companys back and forth,,, has at least two cable
boxes there. Last change the installer cut loose her existing house tv
cable drop and curled it back to the pole and made a new drop to the Brite
House box, (same main fiber & box) came out up to an existing splitter
that feeds her house every which a way. Unscrewed the cables going every
which a way except the one to her Living Room. Her son then
reconnected the rest of the house at that splitter.
Around here the demark box is the property of the cable company and
consumers are not allowed entry.
Also here you may have up to four lines connected for the same price at
install and per month. You can have more than four but you either have to
buy or rent a booster.
That leads me to infer that here the company is providing a signal strong
enough to be split 4 ways per house and still provide the quality you pay
builders cable box?
Frankly for an $80 one time charge I would just pay it and forget it. Why
run the risk of being not -legal for such a small amount of money!
As Joseph pointed out, if I were going to do something like this I would do
it on the inside of the house and I would add a booster.
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