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    Default Telephone Jack Installation Help

    I'm wanting to install another telephone jack. We currently have one jack which has a 'M' on the front of the jack which makes me think it's an older style 3 wire jack.

    The instructions on the telecom site for installing a new jack are for the new standard 2 wire jack, and state that if you want to install a 2 wire jack you must convert all jacks to the new 2 wire system.

    Does anyone know what the process is in converting the three wire jacks to 2 wire jacks is? Is it difficult? Is there instructions anywhere online? (I couldn;t find any) or should I just ring a telecom serviceman to install it?

    As always thanks heaps for any help, much appreciated.

    M.

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    In a 1920s time warp Terry Porritt's Avatar
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    Default Re: Telephone Jack Installation Help

    This Telecom code of practice gives useful info. You will need to buy new jack points and an insertion tool.

    http://www.telepermit.co.nz/Ptc103.html#sec5.5

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    Default Re: Telephone Jack Installation Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Mantis View Post
    The instructions on the telecom site for installing a new jack are for the new standard 2 wire jack, and state that if you want to install a 2 wire jack you must convert all jacks to the new 2 wire system.
    Can you point me to those instructions? I'm curious to know how to wire in the new jackpoint to the existing phone system. Is it all wired in series & you just run the cable to the nearest existing jackpoint?

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    Default Re: Telephone Jack Installation Help

    OK I've re-read the instructions and they do indeed have some info for conversion... Sorry I should have read more thoroughly... I think I might also call someone who knows what they are doing as I'm struggling to follow the instructions...

    The instructions I was looking at were on the telecom site and were called...

    Installing phones and jackpoints a step by step guide... It was a pdf file.

    Thanks for the reply with the other link too Terry.

    Cheers.

    M.
    Last edited by Mantis; 29-01-2007 at 09:54 PM. Reason: Needed to add more info.

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    Default Re: Telephone Jack Installation Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Porritt View Post
    This Telecom code of practice gives useful info. You will need to buy new jack points and an insertion tool.

    http://www.telepermit.co.nz/Ptc103.html#sec5.5
    you don't need an insertion tool. you can go without, although it does make life easier.
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    Default Re: Telephone Jack Installation Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Chrisn View Post
    you don't need an insertion tool. you can go without, although it does make life easier.
    Well, the wires wont go in on their own, or just by an act of faith, no matter how much one believes they may

    So, a tool has to be used, let's call it....an 'insertion tool'......

    The cheap plastic ones are good enough for a one off job.

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    Default Re: Telephone Jack Installation Help

    You can get away without changing existing 3wire outlets - just make sure you connect to the correct pins on the existing jack-points [2 & 5]

    If you have broadband - I would save my money and buy a splitter so you can get rid of your in-line filters.

    Also, buy a cheap plastic tool if need be - DON'T use a screwdriver as I have seen some butchers do !

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