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External Wallbox Shared?

Quick question - is it standard for an external wall box to be shared between two households? (E.g two flats in one detached building)

I've noticed some more cables coming out of the wall box going to the upstairs flat which might have coincided with a reduction in quality.

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Re: External Wallbox Shared?

I wouldn't say it is 'standard' but it is an option that is where a separate cable feed cannot easily be installed.

It should not affect the quality of the signal.

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Re: External Wallbox Shared?

I would say this is the ONLY instance where piggy backing of connections is acceptable. It is common around our area where there are two storey flats or apartments & additional feeds would clutter the face of the building. I know some councils are fussy with wiring clutter on any accommodation that is communal.

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Re: External Wallbox Shared?

You need to be careful to fully checkout the omnibox (wall box). My omnibox is shared with my next door neighbour, but there are two cables from the street box going into it and separate connections to each house. This seems to be a common occurrence in my area, originally Cable London, where each pair of semi-detached houses only has one street ‘T’.


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