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Relocate nid box

Can I move nid box myself?  I am looking to add an entry door where box is located on back side of garage.  House built in 1964 and wiring to nid is underground.  The incoming wire would need to be extended a few feet for ideal nid location.  Right now the 2 incoming conductors splice directly to cat6 cable to modem.  Phone service is magic jack so wall jacks are unused.  What are my options if any?

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Re: Relocate nid box

If the burial cable needs to be extended I would not recommend you attempt that yourself unless you have the correct cable, scotch locks, and encapsulation splice kit. 


Personally I would let AT&T move it to the new desired location that way you know it's done correctly all the way to proper grounding, etc.

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Normal move request order is $149.00, if wiring is indeed almost 50 years old, would highly encourage scheduling tech visit, will probably receive 6 new buried cable, new NID, inside wiring moved or replaced NID to RG, new ground wire.

Considering ATT pays several hundreds of dollars to outside contract for buried wire services, all new wiring, nid, etc done by a premise tech who does installs for a living, I think it would be some of the best money values compared to DIY.

But that's just my thoughts
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