Remove Double Coaxial Outlet

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Old 01-16-17, 06:49 AM
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Remove Double Coaxial Outlet

I am hoping someone can help me figure out what I am missing because I am pretty sure it is something obvious. I moved into a house that has a couple of these (what appear to be) double coaxial outlets. Since they are not needed, I want to remove them but for the life of me I can not figure out how. They have these metal covers/caps which prevent being able to turn the cables and remove them.

Can someone please help me figure out what I am overlooking? I'm sure these come off easy and I am just an idiot.

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Old 01-16-17, 08:51 AM
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Is there a reason you aren't just pulling the cover plate and using wire cutters?
 
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Old 01-16-17, 10:18 AM
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Just try pulling them off. Look like slip on type.
 
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Thanks for the replies...

There is not enough slack for me to pull it out and cut it. I can only pull it a little bit off the wall.

I also tried pulling them straight off but without any luck.

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Or a hammer to bust the plate so you can cut the cables.
 
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Old 01-16-17, 01:59 PM
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Ahhhhh.... the trap tool. They used to be impossible to get when cable companies were new.

You can also use a screwdriver to remove the barrel. Slide the screwdriver into the fitting so that it wedges between the barrel and the connector. Turn the screwdriver and the sleeve counterclockwise to remove it.

This would be looking into the wire end. The red line is the blade of the screwdriver.

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or..... make it easy on your self..... put on a pair of gloves and bend the plate until it snaps.
 
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Is this a place of business? Because the only places I have seen those used is in hotels and hospitals and other commercial environments. I have never seen these used in a residence or private home
 
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