I want to modify the telephone wiring in my old house. I don't want
to pull new wire (would be too hard). Rather, the previous owner has
a totally screwed up bunch of connections that I want to investigate
and then make tidy. ("Make tidy": there's a jack in the kitchen I
want to use, and I used a tone generator to figure out where it went.
But I need to connect it to the "live" wires.)
The spot where the wire from the phone company comes into the house is
pretty small, and the current arrangement there is just crazy. Too
much stuff connected, and the connections are messy (twisted together
by hand, not organized, etc). Some old telephone wire, some 8-strand
If I had a lot of room, like in a closet, I'd say, "OK, the web
implies I should clean things up with a nice 66 or 110 block thing-
ee." But this is in a small space in the ceiling, the little metal
panel they put in the drywall is a square about 6 or 7" on a side.
And inside there's not much room---it's between the ceiling joists,
the cables already in there don't have much slack (if they did I'd
pull them through and put nice connectors on them and just put up a
patch-panel or something).
Are there some kind of connectors that would make my life easier?