TS> Something's the matter with my telephone wiring in my old
TS> house. The original hard-wired rotary phone works, and two of my six
TS> modern phone jacks work. But the others periodically lose their dial
TS> tone. I have a full basement, and can trace the wires, but don't see
TS> any loose wires. When I examine the jack, they look fine, too. The
TS> problem is probably simple, but unfortunately so am I!
TS> My question is, who do I call for inside telephone wiring
TS> problems? The phone company, or a general electrician, or who? TIA,
TS> email welcome, watch the spam trap.
You can call the phone company, however their repair fess are rather
high. (If you have something like "Linebacker" on your phone bill
definately call the phone company as you're paying an 'insurance' fee
for such repairs.)
You can look in the phone book or newspaper's classified
advertisements for something like 'telephone repair services'.
The problem you are having is an intermittant connection to the group
of phones which don't work. Phones work with only two wires, probably
red and green in your instance. (They are the two wires to the center
terminals of the RJ-11 connector.) As you can trace the wiring I
would be inclined to try to find the 'common point' where the wiring
to the phones which don't periodically work connect.
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