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    Commercial Cut Telephone cable: need to rewire

    So far I'm struggling to identify the cable in use here. I've attached a photo, could someone point me in the right direction of a wiring reference guide so I can attach a standard telephone socket for broadband?
  2. pirate

    Telephone wiring connection help, please!

    Hello all, probably not the right forum but here goes anyway. My house phone wiring has become scrambled. I have the usual incomer with the screw-on plug - in faceplate, and 3 other sockets in the house, which have been unused for ages. Some months ago I had problems with my internet, so...
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    Ring doorbell pro and telephone twisted pair

    Hello I'm in the process of installing a new ring doorbell pro. Currently we have an existing doorbell chime which is hardwired with a internal transformer and consumes 4v which is not enough to run the ring doorbell. I'm going to either use a plug in transformer and use the transformer that...
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    Telephone line connecting

    Hi guys. I need some advice on how to wire up a master socket to the outside junction box. The wire I have bought to replace the old one is of different colour so I'm a bit confused. I've opened the master and the colours are Orange A and White B. Outside on the wall main socket coming into the...
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    Wiring domestic telephone sockets

    Hi everyone, Im in the process of renovating my and need to wire up the 3 pair telephone cable to the sockets however im not sure which colour relates to which pin. Ive uploaded images of the wire and the back of the sockets but if you need more info let me know. Any help would be...
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    telephone point - re connecting issue

    hello i need to sort out damp causing problems for a phone point my question is ... is how do i disconnect the telephone wires as they are punched in .. i need to disconnect so i can add a pattress box and then re connect ... do i just cut the wires and the punch them back in afterwards ...
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    Telephone REN Booster

    Anyone know where I can get a Telephone REN Booster new or secondhand please? My client has 6 items (including 4 corded phones) on the line which may explain why the ring is sometimes just a single ding. I am loath to suggest replacing them with a base plus 4 hands free units as he is nearly...
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    Advice on Telephone and Ethernet points please!

    Hi all Personally not had much experience in telephone and ethernet points so was hoping for some advice please. Running a supply for a garage which is being converted into an office. The fella would like a BT and Internet point in there as it is too far from his house for wireless (approx 20...
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    accidentally cut telephone wire!

    I'm no electrician, just an ordinary housewife so I seek advice from the those that know.... In a moment of thoughtlessness I cut a wire coming from a telephone junction box in the window going to the telephone box (which is connected to a fiber optic router and telephone). I snipped it with...
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    Domestic Wiring Telephone Points

    Hi all, Looking to wire several telephone points. One master telephone and two for sky boxes. Would it be best to take a cable from the master telephone socket to a junction box then split it 2 ways? Looking to use cat5e instead of telephone cable. Cheers
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    British gas telephone interview

    Hi, wondering if anyone can give me someinformation, I have a telephone interview for british gas I just wondering ifanyone has done this and the kind of questions ask.
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    Intruder alarm auto dialler problem

    Hi there, I have fitted a GJD autodialler into an Optima G4 panel. All seems ok but when alarm is triggered the AD dials the programmed number but my telephone does not ring out? Although when I do 'answer' the phone I can hear the programmed message? Telephone is not on mute BTW. Any help would...
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    Domestic Extending Telephone Cable

    Hi all, Looking at extending a telephone cable but the joint will be outside due to the long run up the side of house. Is it best to just use one of the IDC junction boxes? Does it need to be IP rated? Thanks
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    telephone problem

    ok if this is in the wrong place please move. trying to get 2 phones to work in tandem .but only 1 will.only have 1 socket in the house and running 2 lines out.1 is just for a telephone and the other has the internet out of it as well. now i presume it is something to do with the filters but if...
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    telephone extension

    need to put 2 extra phone sockets for sky boxes am i right in saying you only use 2-5 , is 3 needed or not , cheers
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    please help telephone and broadband new build annix wiring

    Hello there Currently first fixing a small annix building basically customer is having this annix built in the garden and is requiring 2 BT telephone points and would like to be able to use internet broadband from both points. My question is do I run a telephone cable from existing house to new...
  17. brizospark

    Ripped out phone point

    Doing a rewire at the moment and the builder has ripped the main phone point right out wall leaving just the cable sticking out wall In sure it is the main phone cable into the house as it is a thick black 4pair round flex like Not had much to do with telephone points in the past apart from...
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    Phone line hit by lightning

    Customer phoned on Friday looking for a few jobs done, he says his BT line has been struck by lightning twice this year wiping out phones and routers etc. Is there anything can be done to protect his gear other than maybe one of those surge protection extension thingys??
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    telephone wiring

    Hello all, As part of a large rewire I have to wire in 6 telephone slaves. I have neve installed this many points before. Am I ok just wiring from the master socket out to the first slave then onto next in parallel, then next etc etc. Or would it be better to wire 3 from master, and the other 3...
  20. keniff

    Phone number

    Ha anyone got a landline number that goes straight to your mobile? How do I got about setting one up?
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