I have snipped the BT line in the roof of my house to re route it due
to extension work. I am a Virgin customer (come back Telewest) so
may not need the BT line again (unless I go to Sky), but I want to
make sure that it is reconnected correctly.
There are however 3 or 4 yellow stands poking out of both snipped
ends, presumably they are common so long as each yellow mates to an
opposite yellow it should all work? Can anyone confirm this.
( I really enjoyed cutting that BT cable by the way)
The cables are usually colour-coded so you just match the colours.
Typical colours are:
Blue with white bands (speech and ringing)
Orange with white bands (ringing)
White with orange bands (not used but usually connected for neatness)
White with blue bands (speech and ringing)
If your cables have different colours/rings then it is just a case of
pairing them up.
The three wires that are the same colour (yellow in your case)
are not supposed to be used as conductors at all, they are steel
catenary wires used to suspend the dropwire.
The orange / white and green / black pairs are the two lines.
A VM phone line is fine for SKY, unless you mean SKY Broadband
thanks all, the yellow catenary wires make sense as they are hard
steel, and although I managed to connect them it wasn't easy!
We are thinking of possibly switching to Sky broadband. Would this
cable be suitable do you think as Graham's comment suggests possibly
not? I am assuming that Sky broadband is transmitted through BT
cables although we have a Virgin cable coming into the house also.
All I meant was a VM line is just as good as a BT line for
ordering movies etc. on a Sky box.
Sky Broadband needs a BT line, the same as any ADSL
ISP.That wire is fine, as long as that joint you are making
is sound, and is using a proper weatherproof box assuming
it is outside.
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