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Existing old telephone cable, from where I can change it?

Discussion in 'Alarms, CCTV & Telephones' started by Justintime4t, 16 Jun 2016.

  1. Justintime4t


    15 Jun 2016
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    United Kingdom
    Hi there,

    We have an old victorian property whereby the telephone exchange line comes across from the street hooks onto the building just under the eaves and then follows the brickline down the wall, over the bay window canopy and then enters the house through a hole drilled into the wooden door support.

    The cable over the canopy is old and have been painted a number or times to match the woodwork colour of the porch, but its functioning

    It comes into the house to a small box, maybe 7cm by 4 cm held with a single screw. At this point it then becomes what I think is normal telephone extension cable but goes into the wall, then appears lter in the hallway, under floor boards etc and is bent around lots of sharp corners, get trapped in doors and will shortly break.

    What are my options?

    Can I just buy new telephone cable and change at the small white box (described above) as it enters the house?

    Something in my head says I need to find the 'master socket' but I have no idea if this is in existence anymore and BT would not come out to find it surely....

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  3. OwainDIYer


    5 May 2010
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    United Kingdom
    At the small box fit your own NTE, disconnect all existing extension wiring, and run new extension wiring from the NTE. Not perfectly legal but ...
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