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Standard User chris6273
(committed) Sun 23-Sep-12 14:29:07
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High quality Block Terminal Junction Box?


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Hi,

I am going to be doing a bit of rewiring to the telephone network inside our house, and I was wondering what the best Terminal Junction Box would be to use?

I require one which is designed to allow at least two lines to come out of one line.

Does anyone know of a junction box that would suit this job?

At the moment we have a tiny little white junction box which has a few screw block terminals but it's way too small to contain 3 solid core cables.

Any ideas?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 23-Sep-12 14:40:24
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Re: High quality Block Terminal Junction Box?


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Two lines out of one?

You mean one outer black sheath, which is carrying two telephone numbers and then route this differently around the property?

If it is playing with the incoming wiring, then it is DOWN to Openreach to provide the master sockets for each line.

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Standard User chris6273
(committed) Sun 23-Sep-12 15:25:22
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Re: High quality Block Terminal Junction Box?


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I'm not talking of playing with the incoming wiring in any way, shape or form as I know it's Openreach Property.

We have two telephones in separate rooms and I would like to basically join them upstairs in the loft to a single cable which I can plug into the microfilter downstairs at the Master Socket, but I would like to do this as tidy and as high quality as possible as the current installation is 1. Made of part stranded cable and 2. Cheap old telephone cable (You can hear the poor quality) which I will be replacing with either CAT6a or CAT5e which I have laying around spare.

One telephone line, 2 telephones in separate rooms.

By lines I mean cables if it has caused confusion - Sorry.

Any suggestions?

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Standard User E7er
(knowledge is power) Sun 23-Sep-12 16:46:02
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Re: High quality Block Terminal Junction Box?


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In reply to a post by chris6273:
I'm not talking of playing with the incoming wiring in any way, shape or form as I know it's Openreach Property.

We have two telephones in separate rooms and I would like to basically join them upstairs in the loft to a single cable which I can plug into the microfilter downstairs at the Master Socket, but I would like to do this as tidy and as high quality as possible as the current installation is 1. Made of part stranded cable and 2. Cheap old telephone cable (You can hear the poor quality) which I will be replacing with either CAT6a or CAT5e which I have laying around spare.

One telephone line, 2 telephones in separate rooms.

By lines I mean cables if it has caused confusion - Sorry.

Any suggestions?
Cat5e solid core twisted pair cable should be okay for telephone cable.

Telephone cable junction box http://www.tlc-direct.co.uk/Products/GPJB1.html

You need to remove the bell wire connection number 3, only 2 and 5 are required now.
http://www.telephonesuk.co.uk/wiring_info.htm

http://www.wppltd.demon.co.uk/WPP/Wiring/UK_telephon...

http://www.rob-r.co.uk/other/UKphonecatwiring.htm

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Sun 23-Sep-12 16:55:54
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While CAT5e cabling might be the fashion, a simple two pair CW1308 standard internal cable will be smaller diameter and easier to hide.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/BT77A-Pair-Telephone-Cable-J... would be the normal way to joint the various cables

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Standard User ggremlin
(committed) Mon 24-Sep-12 10:20:03
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Re: High quality Block Terminal Junction Box?


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I think the neatest way is to use a filtered face plate, and some dect (cordless) phones
Standard User chris6273
(committed) Mon 24-Sep-12 11:34:40
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We have a filtered faceplate installed (VDSL one) and we have Cordless phones however due to the layout of our property (Bungalow), we will require the base stations to be hard-wired because of the thickness of the walls and the distance from one side to another (The one we have installed at the moment doesn't work at one side of the house).

I think I'll grab that BT 77a box and use whatever cable springs to mind (Probably CAT5e to differentiate from the CAT6a computer network we have installed up in the attic).

Out of interest, on the BT77a can I terminate the feed-in (From Microfilter) into the terminals on one side and pop the two extension cables into the same terminals at the other side (Can I put two cores into each of the appropriate two IDC terminals on the other side)?

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Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Mon 24-Sep-12 12:46:18
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Two cores is the limit for the IDC jaws yes

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Standard User chris6273
(committed) Mon 24-Sep-12 13:12:28
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Right, i'll do that. Thanks for your answers

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