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I'm on a farm, and have a landline in the house. I want to run a phone
line to my workshop, which is around 270 feet. The phone company wants
a fortune to run it underground. Rather than pay for this, which may
not be real permanent anyhow, I decided to just run my own wire
overhead. I can go from the house to a power pole, then to the peak of
the garage, run it thru the inside of the garage where I can put a phone
jack if desired, and finally from the rear peak of the garage to my
workshop. All of this is short enough runs to go overhead without any
problems, except over the driveway it needs to be high for farm
machinery. The rest dont matter, and by the shed it will only be 8 feet
off the ground.
However, I want to use that "official" thick coated black phone wire
that the phone company uses. That thin indoor phone wire would probably
not last long outdoors especially with winds whipping it around.
I cant find this stuff at any hardware stores or building supply places.
Where can I buy this stuff? (I dont know if the phone company would
sell it to me).....
I'm sure someone will tell me to just get a cellphone. I have one!!!
I cant get decent service out here in this rural area. That's why I
have a landline. I spend more time in my workshop than the house and
get tired of having to walk to the house to check for messages on my
I have run 500 feet of #14 2 conductor low voltage garden lighting wire,
from a marina office to my tugboat, while the marina was being rebuilt for 2
years, with no problems for the phone. Bought the wire from the Borg about
$160.00. The wire was just laid out along the shore. Not the best solution
but it worked.