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Re-route Master Socket

Discussion in 'Alarms, CCTV & Telephones' started by lxhrn, 22 Jan 2021.

  1. lxhrn

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    Removed plasterboard from porch after having an external door removed and uncovered a junction b....
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    Rich runs upwards from this point to the left under my bay window all the way to the inside of my porch...
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    Ends at my master socket in my hallway which I use a splitter connection for my Sky broadband.
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    This is the connection on back of master socket...
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    I've always wanted to replace this master socket as it is old and yellow now. After uncovering the junction box, I would like to know if I can re-route the cables, making the run shorter. What I thought was the master socket looks like it's just an extension from that junction box?
     

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    Technically you can't because BT will get the arse if they get called out due to a fault.

    However,

    If you get all BT boxes and use the new BT colours for wiring then they'll be none the wiser.

    Genuine BT products seem to be abundant on amazon and throughout the internet.
     
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    The cable coming into the house looks like the BT droplink which then runs into that junction box then via another cable to the BT master socket.So ideally you need to have a BT master drop junction box then a BT cable from that to the BT master socket as the dropwire is not long enough to go direct to a master socket.I think thats correct but am open to any other ideas and suggestions if wrong
     
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    I would just go from the existing external BT drop box with new cable into the new master socket wherever you want to put it.

    Remove all other junction boxes
     
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    Before i look at chopping away too much. As a fail safe....how do you get into those black crimps? Is a special tool needed?
     
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    You have to cut them off.

    You use what they call jelly connectors to join the telephone cables
     
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    Just looked at the pic again, the black connectors look like scotch locks, they usually prise open with a screw driver
     
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    So, someone has been 'at it' before you. BT only used the jelly crimps and before that terminal screwed joint boxes. Just cut them off and for the new joint if indoors, use what ever you have to make a good solid connection, even 2amp choc blocks will work in the dry.
     
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