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Standard User connormill
(regular) Mon 20-Jan-14 20:00:42
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Flush mounted VDSL Socket


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I have recently swapped the master socket for a family member from a standard NTE 5 (Old T Logo) to a new OR NTE + VDSL Socket.

Trouble is... his socket was surface mounted, so when you add in the width of the surface mounting box, the standard socket and the DSL gubbin it sticks out of the wall about 4 feet!

The pace where it's mounted is on Plywood and is hollow, so I will be hiding the mounting box in the cavity, but I'd like to go further than that and hid the DSL filter in the wall do, so it only sticks out a few mill, like a normal socket.

Does anyone know if this is possible? and if so, how!?


P.S
I know I shouldn't touch the cable behind the socket but I'm not worried. He's ex-BT engineer of 27 years, I'm Ex-Sky of 4 years and know what we're doing! not really worried about the "legalities" of it either

Switched to Be* since BT decided I am not getting FTTC!

Might go for 2 bonded lines, speed aint bad at the moment

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 20-Jan-14 20:37:18
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If you sink the mounting box further into the wall you could sink the faceplate so its less proad. Hole in wall would need to be slightly bigger

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 20-Jan-14 21:15:46
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Re: Flush mounted VDSL Socket


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As MrSaffron says - as long as you can provide sufficient support inside the cavity as there's a bit of weight about. The next occupant may not realise they need to be gentle with the plugging in and more particularly hitting the plugged-in connectors with a vacuum cleaner.

I'm a little perplexed though smile. I don't remember too well BT faceplate logos, but if it was previously an NTE5 then what happened to the sunken backbox for that? Do you mean it was an LJ 2/1A?

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Standard User connormill
(regular) Mon 20-Jan-14 22:10:13
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In reply to a post by RobertoS:
As MrSaffron says - as long as you can provide sufficient support inside the cavity as there's a bit of weight about. The next occupant may not realise they need to be gentle with the plugging in and more particularly hitting the plugged-in connectors with a vacuum cleaner.

I'm a little perplexed though smile. I don't remember too well BT faceplate logos, but if it was previously an NTE5 then what happened to the sunken back box for that? Do you mean it was an LJ 2/1A?


100% it's an NTE5, took a while of searching (and it's not a great picture) but it's one like this. http://andysworld.org.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/201...

Anyway, about the wall, the socket on the side of a chimney breast. the chimney breast itself is stone (granite.. it is Aberdeen after all!) and there is a cavity section, maybe 3 inches deep been installed on one side, all the electric / phone / Coax (that was me smile ) run inside this cavity as it goes from basement to attic.

The down side to this cavity is that the stone wall behind it is very rough, not flat enough to mound a box too. it's not a plasterboard partition either but instead plywood.

my plan now I think is to remove one of the ply panels, and attach a piece of wood to the stone giving me a flat surface to screw my NTE5 Back box on to. If I position it right and do my sums correctly, I should be able to use the correct thickness of wood to make the socket stock out of the wall by just a few mill (keeping the perfectionist in me happy)

Switched to Be* since BT decided I am not getting FTTC!

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Standard User RobertoS
(sensei) Mon 20-Jan-14 22:57:47
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Sorry blush. Somehow I misread "Trouble is... his socket was surface mounted" as "Trouble is... the new socket is surface mounted". Looking at it now, I think the "is" and "his" got jumbled up in my head.

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Standard User MHC
(sensei) Tue 21-Jan-14 12:18:02
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What about using a deep plasterboard box? That would get it 25mm further in so that just the two face plates are standing proud.


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Standard User Brunel
(experienced) Tue 21-Jan-14 14:09:29
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Look at "Dry Lining Box"

http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Electrical/Boxes+Pat...
Standard User connormill
(regular) Sun 26-Jan-14 16:22:43
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Well my thought was a 45mm Dry Lining box, but don't think that will make much difference.

The 45mm relates to the depth of the box, but the NTE5 still fits onto the front of the box, so the backbox can be 20mm or 100mm but the front will still stick out the front of the wall the same width

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