Daisy chain phone jacks?

I bought one of those wall plates that accepts 4 phone or Ethernet jacks. I intend to use it for 1 ethernet and 3 phone jacks. (Phone, answering machine and fax on my desk, if you must know). I got the punch-down type of jacks. I'm thinking of trying to connect the three phone jacks in parallel by punching in more than one wire into each terminal. In other owrds, from Ma Bell to the first jack, the first to the second and the second to the third. Has anyone tried this?
Greg Guarino
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Yeah that will work fine!
just dont combine ethernet and phone they arent the same
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wrote:

You probably mean that it HAS 4 jacks and accepts 4 plugs.

Yes.
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mm wrote:

He probably meant just what he said. It's undoubtably a modular faceplate that accepts various types of jacks.
If the three phone devices are in different directions, I guess you'd have to have the three phone lines running from the jack. If not I'd prefer to use one line and use a 3-way splitter.
http://www.00inkjets.com/prodpics/1245_1.gif It's a less cluttered installation.
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wrote:

That is indeed what I have.

Everyone has different preferences. The three way splitter you show is exactly what I am trying to avoid.
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the big-box sells. You buy an old-work low-voltage mounting ring, the plate with six positions, and snap in as many jacks as you want. (For the 'hub' end, they sell a hundred dollar plastic box to hold more connectors.) I looked at everything the big-boxes had when pondering replacing the inside wiring here. The quality, selection and prices didn't impress me, being familiar with what we pay for the real stuff at work. When and if I ever get around to doing the work, I'll order a real 110 panel, a reel of cable, and proper keystone jacks, on-line, and do the work properly.
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Greg G wrote:

Just to be clear; you have ethernet on one jack, and want to parallel the other three on a separate phone line?
Keep in mind, you probably won't get a good connection pressing more than one wire into a punch-down; better to run a short wire from each punch-down, then use crimp-on connectors with the Ma Bell lines.
Other than that, it should be fine. Telco's parallel phone jacks all the time. Just be SURE to wire the same terminals on each of the three.
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A common wiring technique is th literally daisy-chain parallel punch-downs.Unsheath enough wire so that it can pass through all three jacks. Ordimarily with a single punch down, the excess wire would be trimmed off near the pinch point. But with daisy chaining, leave enough wire to go to the next jack. Punching tools, if they cut the excess wire, have a reversible blade with a non-cutting end.
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That sounds like a really good idea. Thanks.
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