I'm running another phone line to my living room. The gang connection
for the house is in the basement. I'll run it from there to the garage
and then up to the LR.
I may as well put a phone outlet in the garage while I'm at it. Question
is, should I split it off at the garage and then continue up to the LR
or should I run a completly seperate line for each.
The house is new and has seperate lines for each room (they didn't put
one in the LR- only room without one). Will I have diminished
performance on the basement and living room lines if I use one line for
As far as wiring and hooking up goes, I've done it before so I have no
problem with that.
| I'm running another phone line to my living room. The gang connection
| for the house is in the basement. I'll run it from there to the garage
| and then up to the LR.
| I may as well put a phone outlet in the garage while I'm at it. Question
| is, should I split it off at the garage and then continue up to the LR
| or should I run a completly seperate line for each.
Split in the garage will be fine.
Do you have DSL internet access? A bunch of unterminated stubs can
cause reflections that can cause your DSL service to be slower.
Separate lines are likely to be worse than a mid-point tap, so to
On Fri, 04 Jul 2008 18:39:30 -0400, in2-dadark wrote:
Be aware, in newer homes the phone lines use CAT 3 or CAT 5 cables for
phone lines. Older homes had the Red, Black, Yellow, Green lines. The
newer cables have several pairs of twisted pairs; White with strip
matched with Blue with White strip, Orange with White strip, Green with
White stripe or Brown with White stripe. Total of 4 pairs, each pair
separately twisted with it's own matched pair.
You can actually run 4 separate voice phone lines on one CAT 5 cable.
All you need do is check inside your wall plug in front room to see if
you have multi-twisted pair cable for your phone line.
BORGS have wall plate replacements so you can go from 1 phone jack to 2
or 4 phone jacks on a single wall plate. Connect an unused pair to a new
jack on the wall plate, and connect the other end of the pair down in the
My house has 3 levels of living space including finished basement and
back yard gezebo, sunroom, deck, etc. I got tired of running phone lines
every where. Went to cordless set up. One base station with multiple
handsets. Now from any where in the house we can use phone. I even
went wireless with my thermostat for heating/cooling. No more
hassle with wires for that either. I can even move the thermostat around
in the house, LOL.
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