Help me identify these wires coming into my house


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Old 06-11-23, 04:36 PM
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Help me identify these wires coming into my house

First pic you can see power wires in the middle and my cable wire on the right. the mystery wires are on the left. I cant find them in my attic. I have to move the wires up some so I kinda need to make sure I'm not going to get zapped from them. they don't go to the high part of telephone pole either.



 

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Old 06-11-23, 05:00 PM
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Looks like two phone cables in one drop.
Doubtful they'd go into the attic.
They should go to a connection block down near the service with a possible ground rod connection.
They could be run thru the soffit and down behind siding.
 
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Old 06-11-23, 05:14 PM
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I was thinking phone line too but the wires are pretty big. Unless thatís how phone lines are run into the house
 
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Old 06-11-23, 05:29 PM
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If they go to the service poles then they are phone lines.

They don't typically run two cables in a drop.
They could be multiline cables which are somewhat large.
 
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have any idea how i can make 100% sure they're phone lines?
i dont have a phone block anywhere
 
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Old 06-11-23, 05:56 PM
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Post a picture of the pole wiring.
They could still be live. If you want the drop down.... the phone company should remove it.
 
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ok ill get pics of a video for you tomorrow. i don't have a phone company, but i would like remove or have it removed if they telephone lines
 
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I am pretty sure that is gel filled phone service drop. Looks like there are 2 cables. Each cable usually contains 4 to 6 pairs.
It will go to demarcation point (DEMARC), which usually is outside of home, then gets distributed into the house form there.

I have old phone service drop at my house as well. It is no longer being used and it is on the opposite side of my fiber optic and power line drop is.
I want to remove this old phone drop, but I'd have to cut it from the pole as well. I'm not sure if I am allowed to get on the pole and cut it myself?
 
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i cant upload images through the site keep getting an error.

anyway here's a pic. the top wires are the wires in question. the bottom one is cable. thank you for the help

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Your pictures are massive. Way too big for the board to handle. Try scaling to 2-3mb max.

Anything from cable down is low voltage.
 
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Thanks for the help!
 
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Your strand labels (cable/phone/fiber) are correct but I can't tell where the drops go. Are you going to get fiber, or already have it?
 
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Directly below the private fiber is the 120/240 volt power, often referred to as secondaries. Here the two hots are wrapped around a bare combined ground and neutral. The primaries, commonly somewhere between 7000 to 20000 volts hot to ground, are on the cross arm at the top of the pole. A fiber line, being nonmetallic, can coexist close to current carrying wires.
 
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