Adding a Second Phone Line

The title of this post is lie number one of a litany of lies to be found on the Internet. You are NOT going to learn how to rewire a vintage phone. I know this from experience. I have a number of oddities hidden in my basement. You may wonder why I care whether or not a relic of a phone with an actual dial on it works or not. I like old phones. I like old things. And I particularly like old thing that can still be used. So some time before Christmas I decided to look up how to rewire some of my old phones with their vintage 3 wires … … to a modern phone line. Nobody really knows how the wiring works.

About Phone Wire Color Coding

At first glance all the colored wires associated with your telephone wiring may seem confusing. Although there is an industry standard for use of the colored conductors, the truth is any two conductors regardless of their color will work as long as the same two are hooked up at each end. Having said that I do recommend that whenever it is possible, stay with the industry standard color code.

Standard Telephone Wiring Color Code.

Oct 13,  · Ron discusses wiring for phone circuits and USOC wiring. He covers the pair colors and their positions in the jack and how to convert old wire colors to the new Cat 5e colors. #RonKipperDatacomm.

These are the connectors and cables used for phones, computers and TVs. Computer hook up CAT-5 wires are used to connect your computer to the module. Telephone hook up CAT-5e modular jacks are used to make phone connections. If you want to set up communication lines and be ready for anything that comes along this century, you need a system that will allow you to integrate, connect, route and modernize telephone, TV, Internet and all future data lines.

We can’t guarantee that our system will take care of everything no one knows what’s coming , but if you install the stuff we show here, you should be set for the next 25 years or so. You can install the system yourself using tools and materials found at a well-supplied home center. The key to this system is to feed two telephone and two coaxial cables from each wall jack to the central communication center so you can easily link any electronic components in the future.

That means buying a lot of cable, but don’t worry—cable is relatively cheap. There’s room in the telecommunication distribution box for other electronic enhancements too.

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Please read my disclosures for more information. Cat5, Cat5e, Cat6 cable is frequently used for wiring telephone jacks. You can send up to 4 telephone lines on one 4 pair cable that terminates at a RJ45 8P8C jack.

Since a standard telephone only needs one pair of wires per line, we can send up to 4 lines on each cable. This offers a lot of flexibility and saves time and labor running phone cables in a multi-line system.

Wiring a Telephone Jack Electrical Question: I replaced my phone jack and now I do not have a dial tone, how can I fix this? I am painting my basement and loosened a telephone jack to avoid painting over it. Somehow a wire got knocked loose in the jack and almost all my phone jacks are now dead. It appears that most of them are daisy-chained. There are two sets of four wires each coming out of the wall at that jack.

I twisted each pair of wires, the red wire to red, the green wire to green, and attached them to the corresponding screw on the new telephone jack. This electrical question came from: Glenna, a Homeowner from Redmond, Washington. Thanks for your electrical question Glenna. How to Wire a Telephone Jack Application: Wiring a Telephone Jack. Depends on personal level experience and ability to work with tools and small phone wires. If installing or relocating additional telephone wiring, or replacing a phone jack the main phone cable or the Test Jack should be disconnected before working with the wiring.

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Not just an extension to your current phone, but another line with its own number. It could be used as the kids’ phone or reserved for home business or Internet use. And all the while your original phone line will remain open for making and receiving calls.

To hook up telephone to US (Old) wall phone jack, you may need a US (Old) telephone jack adapter and phone cord. Other equipment may be required, so search for details. More information about Turkish Phone Jack can be found at Turkish Phone Jack.

Telephone wires are easy to work with and very safe due to the low voltages involved. The most complex part of installing telephone wires is complying with the defined standards. When installing additional telephone wires into an existing facility, it is usually best to determine which telephone wiring standard is currently in use and conform to that standard. How the Wire Gets into a Residence Historically, telephone companies ran telephone wires above ground with telephone poles to make wire issues easy to repair.

Above Ground Wiring In older neighborhoods s and earlier in the US and areas that have a high water table, telephone wiring is most likely above ground. There is one or more telephone poles in easement areas in the neighborhood that distribute phone service wire pairs to residences with an aerial connection method. A breakout box is attached to the pole, with the main service lines for the area entering in one side and residential lines running out of the other side.

Wires are then run from the breakout boxes to each neighborhood residence.

How to Install a Phone Jack

Lamps With the exception of the lamps, all of the above are a safety hazard in addition to being very likely to make the phone line malfunction. In particular polarized capacitors or any cap rated at less than volts DC working volts , and batteries of any kind, should be avoided because of the potential for a an explosion. The other devices are merely a fire hazard.

The resistors used in the real telephone circuits must have enough power handling capacity and be used so that they do not cause fire hazard non-flammable resistors situated away from flammable materials.

Cable and Telephone Wiring. Computer hook up. CAT-5 wires are used to connect your computer to the module. Telephone hook up. CAT-5e modular jacks are used to make phone connections. Television hook up. Coaxial cable gives your TV a clearer signal than traditional TV cable.

Using this system you can bundle 50 wires, or 25 pair together with no two wires having the same color combination. In cables with more than 25 pair, the first group of 50 wires are wrapped with 2 narrow plastic ribbons, one white one blue. The next 50 wires are wrapped with ribbons of white and orange. Under most conditions, this is as many as it goes, interior cables are seldom larger than 50 pair. For some reason, which I have never been able to discover, the next 2 bundles use red and blue and red and orange, however it is very rare to find cables this large except in big buildings wired in the early s.

In most newer homes and apartments you will find cables using this newer color code. Normally they only use up to the white-green or maybe to the white-brown pair, giving you 3 or 4 pair. Occasionally homes wired in the 70s had bundles using up to the red-blue pair giving capability of up to 6 phone lines. Sometimes these bundles of wires may be covered with an outer jacket or sheath which may be gray, brown or white.

I recently found out that the reason for pulling 6 pair cables 12 wires was in hopes of selling a system that was called The “Home and Farm Interphone” which required 12 wires between sets.

Simple Intercom From a Pair of Old Corded Phones

The date code in the white area above the MUTE button would say through at least The bug only occurs if you have high loop current on the line. Maybe over 45ma, which you can see on the built-in display. If you turn the speakerphone on after the other party answers the butt-set works fine.

Note: You must follow steps 1, 2, and 3 inside (connect your primary phone, power up, and complete your mandatory activation call) before attempting to connect your home phone jacks. A.

Do it yourself – Running wires in your home. How to address this subject just leaves my mind whirling with past experiences of fishing wires in houses, and the large number of circumstances that I have seen arise when attempting to fish a cable from point A to point B. I will say upfront that it would be impossible to cover every situation. The first thing you need to consider when fishing wires in your home is how your home is constructed.

It would be impossible for me to cover all the different types of construction, and it is impossible for you to know exactly what is in your walls or ceiling. The best you can do is to familiarize yourself with the type or construction that was used to build your house, and run with it. There may still be some little surprises but you will just need to deal with them if the arise. Having said that, most walls are very similar to each other with only minor differences, but you may find big differences between walls in an old house and walls in a new house.

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How the Intercom Circuit Works Next Prev At its most basic level, a telephone network is just two microphones, two speakers and a power source. In this project we are reducing the phone to these basic elements. The handset of the phone contains the speaker, the microphone and any necessary processing circuitry. All we need to add is the power source.

Wire up the Blue to Blue, White-Blue to White-Blue and Brown to Orange, White-Brown to White-Orange. Punch those down with the punchdown tool and you have a two-line jack/4 conductor jack. In the final step, you will need to terminate all the lines on the Leviton Cat5 module.

Here are some more pictures of an original CarterFone click to see a bigger version: He says his is an acoustic coupler with a twist, a bar that both opens the line and dials the number. A standard set is placed in a tray, and a bar goes over the switchhook cradle. The mobile user had a telephone dial that pulsed a tone, this pulsed the bar and thus dialed the number.

The radios were half-duplex, this is to say, you could talk or listen, one or the other. The middle page includes a picture of an IMTS type phone sitting on the “hump” by the front seat of a Cadillac RCCs usually also offered pager beeper service, before the Phone Companies got into it..

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This information is provided for the purpose of knowledge. Know your field phones. We do not sell these items. You may buy items like this from Fair Radio sales , or inquire for a really great deal from my favorite dealer, Haney Electronics First, a gallery of images, to put names with faces, so to speak. Then, a short tutorial on hooking them up. Rugged field phones, use two “D” cells each, crank to ring other phone.

May 09,  · How to Wire a Telephone. This part is entirely up to you; some landline users opt to run the wires through the walls, while others choose to run the wire out through the attic or the foundation and then along the side of the house. How do I hook up my new phone line to the phone company’s box outside? wikiHow Contributor. Community Views: K.

When the tech came, he attached a cat5 cable to an existing phone line in my daughter’s room and ran it to this little box which he hardwired in. On the other side of the box was a regular phone line jack. From the little box, a normal phone line was ran to the modem. I recently dropped new cat6 lines all over my home and now I want to replace the cat5 cable that he installed with a cat6 and move it to another phone jack in the kitchen.

I already ran a cat6 line to this location, just need to connect it to the phone line. Problem is that the phone jack in my daughter’s room is different than the one in the kitchen. What wires from the new cat6 line would I need to connect to this new phone jack?

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