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Phone cable joining internal

Discussion in 'Alarms, CCTV & Telephones' started by seansea, 30 May 2014.

  1. seansea

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    I'm trying to re-instate the phone cabling in my house after refurbishment. Master socket is fine but one extension is not working. I spilt the cable when renewing the skirting and now have two loose ends. The one coming from the main socket has an orange, white, green and black cable and the extension socket end has 8 coloured wires, orange, green, green/white, orange/white, brown/white, brown, blue and blue/white. I've got a screw type junction box with 6 entry points either side. How do I connect this?
     
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    the extension would have 2 wires connected to 5 and 2 positions you should get a dial tone. If you dont get a ring I believe the ringer is position 3 but not needed for most systems these days.

    you need to track back to which cables were used in the mater feeding the extension.
     
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    Obviously these two loose ends did not appear when the cable was spilt or cut. What item was there that is no longer there.

    It sounds as if there was a socket or other item connecting these loose ends.

    The 4 core cable range, white, green and black could be the incoming cable. What do you mean by "main socket" ? Is it a socket or a junction box ?
     
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    Have I missed something here?

    You have a cable that you split. Do you mean damaged as in cut in two?

    If so then you have two ends, of what was the same single piece of cable, so just join like for like. How do you damage a cable and then have different coloured cores in each half?
     
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    There was a junction box connecting the cable, so no it was not cut or damaged. (Sorry this was about 6 mths ago and a lot happened since then)

    This is a new junction box I'm using with no numbers. There were two jellies as well but can't remember how these went before. Hopefully the photo helps. I've no idea why there were different colours used in each cable?? Any help appreciated.
     
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    The picture is crap but the jellies still have the wires / colours hanging out of them so just connect those 2. Looks like orange to blue/white, and white to white/blue.
     
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