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how to safely terminate phone cable

I took a phone jack off the wall and snipped the cable. I'm not getting any voltage between green and red, either AC or DC. I don't want to just leave a wire in the wall that could become live. How ...
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Running a New Telephone Wire For Master Socket - Cross Over Electrical Cables

I have moved into a property that was built in the 1930's so the walls are double wall cavity and also inside the house its all rock solid brick. This causes me an issue whereby the Master Telephone ...
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How to put telephone plate back to the wall

I have this telephone plate in the kitchen and the backsplash tile is brand new. I don't remember how it looks like before. There were only two wires coming out. Now I don't want to cut the tile and ...
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Telephone wiring question

I am trying to rewire the telephone wires in my home, and I appear to be not getting it. I have extremely familiar with running cat5, as I use it all day long for my job, and thought telephoney was ...
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Identify source of current in phone lines and reclaim use of phone lines?

I'm trying to use a VoIP system in my home's existing phone lines, which I have little knowledge of. The two bedrooms are connected. I can hook up my Obitalk adapter in one and get a dial tone in the ...
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Re-wire Cat5e RJ11 jacks to RJ45 ethernet

I just moved into a new (to me, but built in 2008) condo and am assessing the telecom situation. I'd like to get Ethernet connectivity to as much of the unit as possible, for wireless range extenders (...
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How is telephone distributed in a home?

I know in modern commercial buildings, "phone" jacks are wired like data with CAT5e (or higher) cabling to a patch panel on a 19" rack. How does it work in small home with POTS?
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Telephone Termination Block upgrade

I recently moved into a house which has a screw type termination block: I am trying to get DSL service and self-install is not working so they are sending a technician out. I will get charged $100 ...
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Is it within code to run ent conduit into a junction box on the exterior of the home?

I am in the construction process for a new home. I asked the Low Voltage Contractor to run conduit to about 13 places inside the house. In addition to that I asked for a run to the exterior of the ...
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Do I need an ADSL faceplate if I am not using my phone line?

I have a bulky ADSL faceplate on my phone socket, and it's taking a lot of room, so I can't put furniture in from of it. I don't use my phone line, so I was wondering if I could use a slim standard ...
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Moving a telephone jack and wiring it

Our telephone jack in the kitchen is positioned for a wall mounted phone, and I want to move it to near the countertop where the home phone sits. This is the wiring when I remove the cover. To me it'...
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What's this wiring contraption in my closet?

I recently moved into an old apartment and found this contraption in a closet, with wiring going in different directions around the door frame. Some of the wires are cut in places mid-wall and have ...
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What can I do about a phone jack protruding from the wall?

I just moved into a home built in 1962 and so there are still a bunch of land-lines connected. I just removed a telephone from my kitchen that had a phone jack behind it. See the picture below: What ...
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Adding a telephone extension socket

I have recently moved into a new apartment and I have rewired a couple of phone sockets as the had clearly been messed with before. While decorating I removed a blanking plate in the living room and ...
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Is it ok if I pass through a RJ11 (Phone line) cable outside and leave it while it is raining?

I'm stupid and paranoid 😂 but just to make sure, is it safe to leave a phone lines (rj11 I think) outside while raining, the front and end BIT is inside the house (forgot what it's called, the bit ...
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Information on hooking up a fax machine [closed]

My friend is trying to hook up his new hp fax machine without a phone, he has a 2 pin phone cable running from his modem to his inlet line 1 on his fax machine but he can't seem to get it to work, he ...
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What is the best wire (material, construction and gauge) for a 30 meter wire telephone? [closed]

I am asking about constructing a non-electric telephone made of two thin plastic cups (these seem to resonate the best) and wire between them to exchange secret messages with my neighbor across the ...
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Get phone signal where there's no signal

I have a tiny house between two hills, in a mountain area. For few weeks I've been searching how to get phone signal there. There are two problems: there is no electricity the hills are blocking the ...
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What is the easiest way to run telephone cable between floors without fishing them through the walls?

We have a telephone system in a room downstairs with two jacks in it; one of them is connected to a phone in that room. I am hoping to get a rotary phone installed in a room upstairs. I am in the ...
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power surges causing internet dropouts?

What I now know is that the problem is the power and not from ISP. The frequent almost hourly dropouts to the adsl started when I began using a Powerline Adapter. The dropouts would affect the ...
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how to split phone line for internet without using a splitter?

ISP sent a technician to fix dropout issues, he split the phone line wires into two, one taped into the bare wire end of a normal splitter, the other into an unused bare end of phone cable, and then ...
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Are there any disadvantages to switching from a punch-down distribution box to an RJ-45 one?

My house is wired for Ethernet, and it uses RJ45 jacks wired with Cat5 cables for POTS. I have no use for POTS, and I'd prefer to repurpose those jacks as additional Ethernet jacks. The Ethernet and ...
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For phone jack, which terminals are used by modem?

I have a new telephone jack to replace the old on the wall outlet. The new jack is confusing and I'm new to this. I think I may have messed with the wiring, and I don't understand which wire should go ...
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Why isn't my telephone socket working fully after installation?

The main telephone socket is giving me less internet speeds than the extension outlets. 30% less. Upload speed not affected. This is after replacing with new socket/new outlet, I never used the old ...
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How to properly link 2 phone cables with different diameter?

I'm thinking about how to link 2 cables . I have the phone line from my provider that comes in with a cable made of 2 internal strands, each of this strands is 0.75mm on average along all the length ...
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Telephone line color code changes

After moving into our house (built in mid-80s), we noticed a blank wall plate right about where you would expect a wall phone jack to be in the kitchen. I opened it up and found a loop of 3 pair ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 kind of socket is this?

I found it in my apartment's wall.
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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 ...