Originally Posted by lcaillo
How is someone other than you going to know. Just check. There is no logic to whether a particular employee does his job or is lazy. If he was doing his job he may have removed it because it was not needed and old and corroded. If he was lazy he may have removed it simply to eliminate possible connection problems in the system and did not go back and connect it if it was needed. How can you find out...go look to see if there is a ground wire connecting your cable coax shield to the electrical service ground...I can't speak for others here, but my clairvoyance fails me.
Forget I even asked. I can't check.
The cable to the house, comes out from a vertical metal pipe, which comes up from concrete. The lines are buried under concrete, then under ground, until they come to the large metal Cox "service box" in a neighbor's backyard.
Therefore, I have no idea if the lines are grounded or not. Since you have said, and others have said: CATV should be grounded; and since I have said the Cox guy removed the hanging (not even grounded) grounding block, the logical explanation (assuming
incompetent, giving him the benefit of a doubt), is that the lines are already grounded. Maybe they are, maybe they are not. I DON'T KNOW.
Therefore, deferring to your (or so I figured) greater knowledge on this, I asked you since you said "I work with Cox all the time here"
. If you don't know, then fine, all you had to do was just say that.