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How should I route my Romex and Network cables and can I safely drill another hole through this joist?

I am trying to run a bunch of network cables from my network switch in the basement into the attic so that I can disperse them throughout the second floor bedrooms. At the same time, I needed to ...
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What kind of socket is this?

I found it in my apartment's wall.
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How to prepare for a home service call from my DSL provider?

My DSL internet connection has been very unreliable and slow recently. I called my service provider this morning and they told me that they will be sending someone to my home this weekend to fix it. ...
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How do I find out what's wrong with my phone (DSL) line?

I'm trying to wire up a phone line on my land. I don't care about voice, just about internet (DSL). It's 1.5Mbps, the only speed available. The TELCO NID is on the same post as the power meter and ...
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Is it frequent to use two Ethernet cables for one phone line?

I'm experiencing some noise on my phone when it is connected in the wall. There's no noise when connected right in the modem. So I decided to check things out and I noticed something that seems odd ...
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How can high and low voltage be mixed in a junction box?

So I'm aware of the standard rule of thumb, keep high and low voltage away from each other, preferably on opposite sides of a stud. However, while looking at some properties, I'm seeing telephone and ...
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What is an “indoor phone system” called?

I want to install a phone system that I can "call" within my house. What I mean is that I want to call my wife from my home office to my kitchen using a phone system; then my wife can use the phone ...
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How can I be sure there's a connection between the telephone line and the power line? (Answer: they should not be connected.)

I noticed there I can feel the electricity when I touch one of my telephone wires. I thought that we couldn't feel the 48 V that is usual for this kind of wire. Maybe one power line 127 V is ...
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How to wire modern telephone extension?

A telephone extension cable has been pulled from its socket. How do you rewire such a socket?
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What are my options for hiding/removing service panels from the outside of a house?

I'm trying to improve my curb appeal and I have several utility panels on the side of my house in full view, including cables running up and down the outside wall. Those were installed before I ...
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What is this mystery component

My father and I have been re-wiring our home's telephone lines, and in doing so, we found these components attached to loose wires. They are both labelled "3M". One says "C22" and the other says "...
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How can I modify telephone Cat5 cables and jacks into Ethernet ports?

We just moved into a new house and I found out they used Cat5 to run the telephone network in the house. I found the junction where all the network/phone lines come together and disconnected all the ...
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Inbound calls to one line cause other line to ring

Scenario: Residential Two VOIP telephone lines served by two Cisco SPA-122 boxes Each SPA-122 connects to separate Line 1 and Line 2 junctions in the house basement A single, 2-wire cable connects a ...
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Can I use existing telephone wire as a pull for new cables?

I am moving into a new home shortly, built in the 1990s, and it has telephone jacks with POTS wiring that I do not plan on using. Ideally, I would love to run twisted pair cabling where the telephone ...
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How can I make use of this non-standard network cabinet in my garage?

I have a network cabinet in my garage, but I've discovered that it seems to be a non-standard size, and I can't find anything to fit it. It looks to have been installed by the previous owners for ...
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Can I wire an extension into a Party line phone?

We have a 2 party line phone in a rural area in Canada. But we are the only party. Thus we get a cheaper rate and do not have to share. Win! However, we have only the old pulse phone with ...
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splicing a 25 pair telephone riser

I have a phone riser in my apartment (25 copper pair, originally but only 18 left going past my floor) carrying Verizon phone service. I have to move it over 3' to a different wall, so that means ...
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To which terminals do you connect a phone jack?

I just had my house phone connected and it's wired through conduit in the wall, so everything looks as professional as possible. Unfortunately the phone company here in Mexico does not connect phone ...
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Where should I connect a second slave phone box?

Hi I'm new to doing diy jobs, but I already wired up a slave phone line to the master box. I'm now looking to wire a 3rd box up, would I wire this off the slave box or the master ?
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Phone line part identification

I'm trying to determine the name and function of the part in the attached picture. I'm in the process of fixing dead phone jacks in my house and I've come across two of these so far. They look like ...
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How to connect a phone line?

I'm trying to connect the phone lines in my new home. I have 2 lines given by my phone provider arriving downstairs in the apartment: Then I have 2 RJ11 cables plugged into to the connections shown ...
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Connection new 4-line phones to an existing multiline network system [closed]

We have an office with several telephone lines working under the same number. We are using super old phones (4-line phone devices) in each line. 2 of them did not work and we bought 2 new Panasonic 4-...
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Networking Phones Together in Building

I have a number siemens optipoint 500 economy phones. They have been used in an office environment in which the networking of the phones were managed by a third party. I would now like to use them in ...
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How should I hook up this phone jack?

By accident I pulled the little outlet out of the wall and the wires came out. I remember the electric guy once did it, and put only these 2 wires in, but somehow i'm not getting any phone signal... ...
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How to wire telephones together as a intercom/party-line

I'd like to wire a few phones together to use a intercom. Any body have any ideas as to a good starting point.
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Improving cordless phone signal

I'm trying to improve the signal on a cordless phone. The problem is the phone needs to be used at both ends of a long narrow house that has a kitchen and fireplace in the middle, which likely ...
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How to connect a phone line? [duplicate]

I'm trying to connect the phone lines in my new home. I have 2 lines given by my phone provider arriving downstairs in the apartment: Then I have 2 RJ11 cables plugged into to the connections shown ...
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How can I connect a T568 cable to a 4p4c jack?

Currently living in Netherlands, the phone cable of my apartment is a T568 cable which I cannot confirm is A or B yet (will be checked later this evening). However, my ADSL modem only has a handset ...