Remove two telephone sockets from bedrooms

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Hi All,

I’ve purchased my first house and I’m in the process of decorating. I would like to remove a telephone socket from each bedroom. Can I remove both sockets without affecting the main socket I want to keep in the downstairs living room?

Also presumably I will need to turn the electric supply off as it will be live?

Picture with the 2 white wires is in the master bedroom. The other socket with one white wire is in the spare room.

Thank you all in advance,

Chris
 

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Can I remove both sockets without affecting the main socket I want to keep in the downstairs living room?
Yes, as long as the living room is the master socket.
Also presumably I will need to turn the electric supply off as it will be live?
Turning off the electric has no effect on your phone line, it still works when there is power cut. Disconnect the extensions from the master first, then none of it is live any more.
 
If those are the only sockets, apart from the master socket, just disconnect at the master first then cut the wires where ever it suits you. No point in turning the electric off, the don't have mains power on them - maximum voltage at the sockets is 50v at very low currents, which should do you and the system no harm.
 
Yes, as long as the living room is the master socket.

Turning off the electric has no effect on your phone line, it still works when there is power cut. Disconnect the extensions from the master first, then none of it is live any more.

If those are the only sockets, apart from the master socket, just disconnect at the master first then cut the wires where ever it suits you. No point in turning the electric off, the don't have mains power on them - maximum voltage at the sockets is 50v at very low currents, which should do you and the system no harm.

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly, the master is definitely downstairs thankfully. When you say disconnect the master first, how do I do that? Apologies for sounding daft!
 
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Thanks for getting back to me so quickly, the master is definitely downstairs thankfully. When you say disconnect the master first, how do I do that? Apologies for sounding daft!

The idea of the modern master is, that you can just remove the outer/top part, which disconnects any extensions you may have, just leaving the master connected to your phone line. The top (complete with extensions cable) just plugs into a hidden socket a test socket. That is so that should your line develop a fault, you can as a first step / test, unplug all your extensions and test just the incoming line at the master socket.

Post photo of your master.
 
The idea of the modern master is, that you can just remove the outer/top part, which disconnects any extensions you may have, just leaving the master connected to your phone line. The top (complete with extensions cable) just plugs into a hidden socket a test socket. That is so that should your line develop a fault, you can as a first step / test, unplug all your extensions and test just the incoming line at the master socket.

Post photo of your master.

Thanks again
 

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Thanks, that looks as if the faceplate complete with its extension cabling, has already been removed. Did you do that?
 
Thanks, that looks as if the faceplate complete with its extension cabling, has already been removed. Did you do that?

Oh ye I did, I just unclipped it from the side. Am I good to go removing the wall plates and cutting the cable?
 

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