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Hi Everyone, I have what looks like a BT telephone line distribution box which was installed over 30 years ago (residential). Photos of it are attached. I think it was used to connect multiple phone sockets. I now have a new fibre socket for phone and modem. I no longer need multiple sockets so, I wonder, can I now disconnect the distribution box? I would appreciate any advice anyone can give. Thank you.
 

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If the master is still there, as mentioned above, you can unscrew the lower half of the front plate, which will unplug from the remaining half. Any extensions will be connected to this. (Should be)
Just pull the small wires out the blade connections.

The main incoming phone line, although now not in use, is still technically owned by BT and shouldn’t be touched. This will be connected to the back of the master, and doesn’t need to be worked on.

Disclaimer;
This is how I remember phone sockets in the past. There may have been changes since. Or your particular system has a different type of master.
 
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If the master is still there, as mentioned above, you can unscrew the lower half of the front plate, which will unplug from the remaining half. Any extensions will be connected to this. (Should be)
Just pull the small wires out the blade connections.

The main incoming phone line, although now not in use, is still technically owned by BT and shouldn’t be touched. This will be connected to the back of the master, and doesn’t need to be worked on.

Disclaimer;
This is how I remember phone sockets in the past. There may have been changes since. Or your particular system has a different type of master.
OK, that's great. Thank you. I appreciate your help.
 
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PeterW44

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OK, that's great. Thank you. I appreciate your help.

If the master is still there, as mentioned above, you can unscrew the lower half of the front plate, which will unplug from the remaining half. Any extensions will be connected to this. (Should be)
Just pull the small wires out the blade connections.

The main incoming phone line, although now not in use, is still technically owned by BT and shouldn’t be touched. This will be connected to the back of the master, and doesn’t need to be worked on.

Disclaimer;
This is how I remember phone sockets in the past. There may have been changes since. Or your particular system has a different type of master.
Just to let you know that I have disconnected the old box and all is good. So thank you, your help enabled me to it without calling in an engineer.
 

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