[Novalug] OT: Broken phone line ?
bdalzell at qis.net
Fri Jan 12 15:55:21 EST 2007
On Fri, 12 Jan 2007, gregory pryzby wrote:
gp >First, thanks to everyone for assisting in debugging the problem.
gp >Contact me directly for information if you want. We can/should take it
gp >off list.
gp >I ran a new wire from the NID and that works. So there is SOMETHING in
gp >the house wiring that is wrong.
gp >I took that new line and 'added' it to the current wiring. NO dial
gp >I went to where I THINK the first jack into the house is. The old
gp >cable is split so I connected to each side. One side worked. I went to
gp >another location and 'wrapped the wire' onto the loop. NO dial tone.
gp >All connections EXCEPT 1 is contiguous wire that is 'looped' over the
gp >connecter for the jack.
gp >There is a short somewhere, but I have no idea how I will find it. I
gp >think I need to 'replace the wiring' and for some reason I don't think
gp >that is trival.
How hard it is to replace the wiring depends on your house. With a single
story house with a basement you can string the new wires in the basement
and just fish them up through the wall at each location or run them up
from the basement on the surface of the wall if appearance is not
important. For cinderblock walls there is a product called "surface
raceway" which can contain the wires.
Depending on appearance you can run the phone wires along the ceiling at
the wall/ceiling junction and clip them into place with little clippy
things depending on layout of the house.
To pull them through the walls (if that was the original install) you can
clip new wires to the old ones and then pull the old ones out of the wall
pulling the new ones into place.
The difficult part is if you have a mouse problem and chewing on the wires
was the source of the short. Then you want to used armored co-ax or
surface raceway to protect the wires.
gp >Until then, wire through the window while I figure it out.
gp >As always, I am impressed and privileged to be part of this group of
gp >smart and resourceful people.
gp >greg pryzby greg at pryzby dot org
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