I am thinking about running an ethernet cable from house out the back to a potential garden shed.
Got me thinking all the various boxes on the side of the house, what is what? And how do I get a key to open them. Any advise appreciated
#1 = Gas
#2 = ESB
#3 = Phone
#4 = Possibly Virgin or just a generic duct left by builders. Do you have Virgin?
#5 = Not sure about this one. You can see that compared to the others, this was was not installed when the house was being built and was added later.
The gas and ESB one can be opened easily, if you've a socket set that'll open it.
Class. I think you are right for number 5, think this is for an electric gate, would that make sense?
Do you know how I can open the Eir box?
Box 4 is identical in shape etc to an Eircom box that was fitted here in the 90's, which is confusing the issue, and that uses the same sort of triangle key as the ESB and gas boxes, or in some cases, it uses a square key, the only way to know is to inspect what's there.
It might be cable TV if you're in an area that was served by a cable TV company.
The Eircom box could be opened by using a set of pointed nose pliers and a small point screwdriver or similar, as the locks are not a strong lock as such, so don't need a strong key to unlock. Having said that, i can't recall seeing another Eircom box with that type of lock in over 30 years, which is slightly confusing.
Shore, if it was easy, everybody would be doin it.😁
Looks like a weatherproof enclosure for a powerpoint or similar connection. THe electric gate would make sense.
Most will open pretty easily. A pliers or large flat screwdriver usually does it.