I would be grateful for any assistance with the following:
Until about a month ago we had two conventional telephone lines in our
home. We recently removed a business line from our home phone network,
and now have one residential line. The business line had a 482
exchange. The residential line had a 972 exchange. Here is what
The 972 line was in service for several years before we added the 482
--972 line has conventional wall outlets throughout the house.
--482 was wired to service a single jack in the home office.
To make a long story short, we decided to keep the 482 line and
discontinue service for the 972 line. My idea was to use a cordless
phone and base that we would install in the 482 phone jack in the
office, and then have cordless units throughout the house.
It worked for a while, but recently we have been having trouble with
the cordless phones, and now I would like to alter the phone line
wiring (presumably at the NID) so that the 482 exchange can be accessed
at the various wall outlets throughout the house.
My assumption is that this is a relatively simple effort that involves
switching the wiring at the NID, and possibly behind the wall outlet in
the office. I have done some research on the net on this topic but
have only found information pertaining to adding a line, not removing
The office wall outlet for the phones has two openings, one each for
the 972 line and for the 482 line. See this following picture:
I removed the outlet from the wall.
This photo shows an in focus view of the blue wiring at the top of the
bar; all wires are connected properly, so I am assuming that this is
the 482 line, which is giving a dial tone.
--This photo shows an in focus view of a green wire that has detached
from the grommet that connects it to the lower part of the bar. I have
not yet reattached it, but I have to assume that it is part of the old
Here are photos of the wiring at the NID:
The photo immediately above shows green and white wires that connect
to another, much older interface device which links to a 482 telephone
at an outbuilding on the property. Here is a photo that shows how that
line is wired.
Again, any help in figuring this out would be greatly appreciated.