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Old 06-22-2017, 11:00 AM  
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If it is like here, it could be only 3-4 inches down. They come with a shovel and make slit, sticking the cable into the slit as they go from pole to house. Phone is the same way.
Call whatever your local locates number is. Call before you dig, digsafe, Ontario one call, call811 etc.
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I guess in that case if he owns the cable company he should call them direct and ask them to come out and mark it. If they canít do that maybe they feel it is cheaper just to replace it if something happens and in that case dig away.

I did miss that or didnít retain it from the other day when I read the OP.
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I submitted a DigSafe request through my state and all the responses I received basically stated that each utility is customer owned and therefore they would not come out to mark the utilities. I was told that I would need to hire a private utility locating service to come out.

What state are you in? Here they'll mark everything up to the house with the exception of the water and sewer. They'll only mark those up to the meter box near the curb. YOYO for that. My experience has been gas and electric are usually pretty deep, deep enough that unless you're breaking out power equipment you don't have much to worry about. Phone and CATV are fairly shallow, I cut my CATV in my old house with a lawn aerator. Water around here is about 12-18" down since long freezes aren't an issue here. The further north you go you'll find water lines to be below the frost line.
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I'm in upstate NY, so we definitely need frost protection here on water pipes. Water is on a private well and I imagine is much deeper than 18 inches. Not sure about electric, but I would hope it is either deeper than 18 inches, and/or is encased in conduit. I found this locating device on Amazon, anyone have any experience using one of them?

https://www.amazon.com/D3IN0580-B-Un...e+wire+locator
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I don't have experience using that type. I've used one that looks more like a classic metal detector, but is used for underground wires. You may be able to rent one if you need it for just this project.
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I'm in upstate NY, so we definitely need frost protection here on water pipes. Water is on a private well and I imagine is much deeper than 18 inches. Not sure about electric, but I would hope it is either deeper than 18 inches, and/or is encased in conduit. I found this locating device on Amazon, anyone have any experience using one of them?

https://www.amazon.com/D3IN0580-B-Un...e+wire+locator
That device puts a tone on the wire and then finds the tone. You can unhook your cable at the house but the cable company may not like you running a tone back out the cable on their end.
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So, unless there is a coupler, and/or you have the consent of the cable co. to disconnect from that coupler, you are subordinate to them.
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