Adding a phone jack ..Jack..

I'd like to add a phone jack . My home is a new construction. And for some odd reason the only room they didn't put a phone line in was the living room. I like to use webtv in the living room.
I can do the wiring and splicing etc. But the garage is drywalled and the LR is above this drywalled space. The other part of the basement where the phone wires come in is unfinished. So, it's a matter of how do I run the wire from the unfinished space up through the drywalled garage with the least amount of intrusion and the least amount of patch work needed in the dry wall..
I have already run a tv cable line to the garage, so I can use this path for the phone. Should I try to use an electrical outlet and fish it in reverse..? Or is coming in from the outside the most effecient..?
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If you have any phone jacks on existing walls that are adjacent to the living room, you can just tap them

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DA had written this in response to http://www.thestuccocompany.com/maintenance/Adding-a-phone-jack-Jack-314086-.htm :
snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net wrote:

If NEC is the law where you live (most of US), you can't pull phone and power wire through the same hole in the beams which is what you'd be forced to do if you used power wire as a fish rope. I would suggest that you buy a molding channel that can house a cable or two and run it alongside the baseboard in the garage, then up until you hit the spot where you can drill up into the LR. You can also see if the baseboard can be removed and cable placed into the cavity between the drywall and the floor (provided it's safe from the nails you'll use to attach the baseboard back).
It's hard to tel without seeing it. Improvise. Sometimes going outside is the only option. The least desirable ugly option.
Good luck.
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wrote:

I'm not sure what the OP means by "Should I try to use an electrical outlet and fish

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On Fri, 20 Jun 2008 22:57:47 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net wrote:

Pick the location you want the phone to go, and drill a 3/8" hole in the floor next to the wall. You don't have to have phone wires in the wall. Wire and mount the jack on the baseboard at floor level. It is easier to wire the outlet before you mount it to the baseboard.
Drill a hole next to a working outlet and wire the new outlet to it. Fish the telephone wire under the house between the two jacks.
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snipped-for-privacy@webtv.net wrote:

#1 WebTv is no more. Discontinued several years ago.
# 2 Why not go the cheap & easy way - 'Wireless Phone Jack'
Couple examples-
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp productId$73183&cp=&sr=1&origkw=wireless+phone+jack&kw=wireless+phone+jac k&parentPage=search
http://www.buy.com/prod/rca-rc926-wireless-phone-jack-system/q/loc/111/9011 0079.html
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blurted out in alt.home.repair:

I use one of these for my dishnetwork to phone home and it works great: (Amazon.com product link shortened)
No need to run any wires.
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Get wifi. And a real computer.
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"Get wifi. And a real computer." --------------- I Don't allow wirless anything in my home. The only thing I have that's wireless is my remotes and my 'webtv' keyboard and the are line of sight wireless not radio wave...
Wireless is bad for your heath. This includes dish network devices, cell phones, cordless phones. etc.. If you want to be a lab rat for a big corporation (and pay 'them' to do it) , you'll be doing it outside of confines of my properties..
To the person who said webtv is no more, you should take a closer look at my email address..
Thanks for the replies. I'm going to try to drill into the floor. The next closest jack is a wall jack in the kitchen. The floor jack in the nearest bedroom is as far away as the gang connections for the whole house.
Odd thing is they have a phone jack above the living room in a bedroom. It would have been just as easy to put one in the living room as it was to run one over the top of it..
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cosmic radio waves have blanketed our planet from the big bang, radio, tv and all other radio waves are all around even if you dont use them............
i dont like wireless because of interference and privacy
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Just because you don't use wireless devices don't mean that the signals are always around you. Unless you live in a bubble wrapped in tinfoil.
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