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comment How do I determine which phone line goes where, without any special tools?
Got it. However, I am not connecting the lines to the PSTN. I just need to connect two (2) of the six (6) lines to an ATA adapter. Didn't want to spent all that much to get all the lines terminated.
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comment How do I determine which phone line goes where, without any special tools?
I took @lqlarry's idea and bought a 9V battery and a voltage tester. Total cost approximately $14.
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accepted How do I determine which phone line goes where, without any special tools?
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comment How do I determine which phone line goes where, without any special tools?
@lqlarry - Thanks, the 9V battery really did the trick. It's amazing how simple old-fashioned solutions can save the day. You should've made yours an answer.
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comment How do I determine which phone line goes where, without any special tools?
@DA01 not really, but I requested them (at no extra cost). I have some DIY automation stuff I expect to keep me busy for the next few years.
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comment How do I determine which phone line goes where, without any special tools?
Sorry, but you used a few big words there. If I plug a phone on one end, does the phone generate enough juice to test with a circuit tester?
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accepted Can I install a security system myself?
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comment Can I install a security system myself?
I'm not planning to have it monitored. I just need a customizable system that will (initially) sound an alarm if there is an intrusion. Preferrably, with an option to send an SMS if the alarm is tripped. Eventually, I plan to integrate it with other systems in my home (e.g. asterisk).
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asked Can I install a security system myself?