Trying to replace a telephone master socket

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  1. tellytv

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    You need an IDC inserter tool

    You can use a plastic one like this for a few connections.

    http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/GPTOOL.html

    The sockets often come with one.

    They only work with interior cable (CW1308). if you are trying to terminate exterior cable (drop wire) into the linebox you need to use the screw terminal version like this

    screw terminal NTE5[/url]
     
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    The tool you need to hold the wires is on the bottom right of that picture you posted
     
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    That tool in plastic is unlikely to sucessfully "punch down" drop wire into the IDC ( Insulation Displacement Connection ) in the NTE 5

    What type of cable is it that brings the incoming line to the master socket ?

    Is it drop wire ( cores are single colour and possibly also has steel wires for strength ) or internal cable ( cores are bi coloured ) ?

    If it is drop wire then you need the screw terminal type of NTE5

    Why ? It isn't yours to replace, it is the property of OpenReach ( previously BT ) and interfering with it is a breach of the contract and could result in your phone service being disconnected. If you are replacing an old style socket with an NTE5 the routine testing of the line may detect the change of socket. Most people get away with it but not all.
     
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