Who is responsible for low hanging telephone lines?

Who is responsible for low hanging telephone lines?

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The electric utility company that owns the power lines is responsible for low hanging power lines.

Who is responsible for overhead telephone cables?

All telephone lines from the exchange to your house “point” are the responsibility of BT’s “Open Reach” division. They won’t let anyone else touch it. Your telephone service provider i.e. Talk Talk should liase with BT open reach to get it repaired. However they appear to quote a BT Engineer call out of £100??

Is a downed telephone line dangerous?

Any utility wire, including telephone or cable lines sagging or down could be in contact with an energized power line making they also very dangerous, so stay away from all of them. A downed power line can energize things around it, such as chain link fences and metal culverts.

How do I report a downed phone wire?

To report down the phone line, you can contact PPL Electric Utilities and report it immediately to 1-800-342-5775 (1-800-DIAL-PPL). Just tell on the phone “downed power line.”. Always assume the downed cable line is energized and carrying electricity.

Who do you call for a down telephone line?

Downed Wires Stay at least 10 feet away and keep kids and pets away. Always assume they are energized and carrying electricity. If you see a downed power line, report it immediately to 1-800-DIAL-PPL (1-800-342-5775).

How do you call a telephone line coming from the pole going to the house?

An electric service drop is the bundle of electrical cables that run from the electric utility company’s power pole to the connection at your house. Because the power company lines are higher than your home, the cables that go to your home literally drop, descending from a higher spot to a lower spot.

Can an electrician fix a phone line?

Making the choice between hiring an electrician or a telephone technician might make all the difference. However, legally, both can fix your phone lines. Just make sure whoever you are hiring is both competent and certified.

Can I remove the phone line from my house?

A: Cable and phone wires don’t carry current, so it’s safe to remove them. However, it’s critical not to cut into a power line, as you know. Find it by doing a Web search for the words “Pepco equipment responsibility.” The wire to your house is Pepco’s responsibility; past the weather head, it’s yours.

Can a phone jack cause a fire?

The electricity in a phone line does spike to around 90 volts when the phone rings, which can give a mild shock. Not only could they cause a spark (while unlikely to actually cause a fire there is no sense it taking a risk that is so easily dealt with), if they short together, it could cause your phone to stop working.

Is it safe to cut old telephone wires?

Who is responsible for phone lines?

The phone company owns and maintains the telephone lines (wires) that bring phone service to your house. The lines usually connect to the house at a gray plastic box mounted to an outside wall. Inside the box, the connections may split into two parts, the utility (phone company) side, and the customer side.

Can tree branches affect phone line?

Re: Trees and phone line never a problem. If a branch start to look as though it will strain the wire then get up there and either move the wire or cut the branch.

Which cable is used for telephone line?

One of the most common telephone cables is called the coaxial cable. It is called coaxial because it has one physical channel, which is an insulated layer that is a woven shield of copper. This inner layer carries the signal and is surrounded by another physical channel that is created out of a plastic sheath.

Can an electrician install a phone jack?

Electricians do install phone jacks, although it isn’t typically necessary. Phone lines carry extremely small amounts of electrical current, so installing a phone jack doesn’t pose a safety hazard. A general contractor should be able to do the job just as well and for less than an electrician in your area.

Can I remove old phone jacks?

To remove a phone jack, you may need to remove the box it sits in as well. You can either take out the wires or wrap them up with electrical tape, however, be careful when you remove wires. If still have other landlines in the house, they could be daisy-chained and this might impact the entire system.

Will cutting a phone line shock you?

While telephone lines do have 48 volts of electricity running through them, it’s usually not enough to cause a shock, though it may affect a pacemaker. The electricity in a phone line does spike to around 90 volts when the phone rings, which can give a mild shock.

Is it OK to cut phone wires?

Can I remove my phone line?

Who is responsible for trimming trees around power lines?

Trimming trees and vegetation around the utility’s power line that connects a person’s home to the utility pole is generally viewed as being the responsibility of the homeowner.

The electric utility company that owns the power lines is responsible for low hanging power lines.

Are cable and telephone lines dangerous?

It is true that the normal voltage in telephone wires, which provides the dial tone, is not dangerous. However, when the phone rings, a series of high voltage AC surges come through the lines, up to 100 volts, and this can be dangerous, especially to people with health conditions, pacemakers, etc.

What should you do if there are fallen power lines on or near a crashed car?

Never approach, attempt to rescue or allow others to approach any machinery or vehicles in contact with power lines. Stay a minimum of 8 metres from the vehicle (to be safe stay the length of a bus away). Treat all powerlines as if they are ‘live’.

Who do I call about a down telephone line?

If you see a downed power line, report it immediately to 1-800-DIAL-PPL (1-800-342-5775).

What can I do about a downed phone line?

Can I remove old telephone wires from my house?

Can a phone line cause a fire?

What to do if a powerline is down?

Avoid touching anything, such as a car, object or equipment, or anyone who is in contact with a fallen power line. Keep children and pets away from fallen electric lines. Avoid driving over a fallen power line. Call 9-1-1 immediately to report a fallen power line.

When did the Telus phone line get hit?

03-21-2018 04:42 PM It looks as if someone has hit the phone line in front of my house with an overhight truck. The line has been torn in two where it crosses the road.

Is there a way to remove an overhead line?

There’s nowt stopping you from cutting the cable that’s physically attached to you house but regards to the over head bit I’d get Openreach to send someone out to take that down….. The Engineer won’t complain, will be a nice easy job for him…… Re: Overhead line – Can I remove it myself?

Where is the BT phone line in my back garden?

Hi there. Bit of an unusual one for this forum, I’m sure. Basically, I just bought a house and there is, what I suspect to be, an old overhead BT phone line that runs from a pole beyond the boundary of my back garden to my house.

What to do if cable goes over roadway?

In the future, should this happen again, call your local non emergency police dispatch number. Let them know there is an unknown type of line over the roadway. They have direct contact to all area service providers and someone will likely be out within 30 minutes.