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Wiring Phones

lcdguy

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Ok so the phone wiring in my house was done in a piss poor manner. I am hoping to make it more presentable by using a punch down block. But i am uncertain how to proceed outside of getting a punch down tool. Here is what i would like to accomplish.

2 pair in from NID -> Punchdown Block -> Phone jacks in house

I am getting cable internet so i won't be need to filter the demarc.
 

misterd

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If you're going to get a punchdown tool and block. This is some of what I get to play with @ work.

http://www.belden.com/pdfs/TechInfo/DS_15_13_17.pdf

Get a multiplying connector and go from there. If you only have the 1 voice line coming into the house, this is pretty overkill, depending also on how many phone jacks you have in the house. You can cheat a little and hook the multipliers together, but i'd be surprised if there's that many phone jacks in your house.
 

MacGyver

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I use an old credit card or loyalty card instead of a punch down tool because I find the tools too expensive for simply a few personal uses.

Are you going to use a BIX block as suggested by misterd?
If so, you can run pairs of wires on the back side of the block to create a multiplying block, then punch down on the front of the block.
Example: Incoming telephone - Home/Office setup photos | DSLReports Forums
 

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