Hi all - I recently bought a house which was wired by the electrical engineer who lived there.
He obviously had different standards to I, a non electrically qualified person.
He also took it upon himself to remove the BT master socket and rewire it with old bits of cables joined together. I have so far found six seperate junction boxes which join the various bits of speaker wire, old Cat 3 and in some parts entirely bare wire nailed to the rafters with metal pins.
I am suprised I match my neighbours 2MB speed. However I have signed up for Fibre and it will be installed next week.
This in mind I have located the BT white junction box and have got a standard NTE5 box which I'm going to run cat 6 cable to.
Effectively I'm aware that interfering with the box is illegal, but seeing as it has already been stripped from my property (I have no evidence it ever existed) by the previous owner and the ancient wire is in evidence, will a BT engineer who is merely popping in to change a face plate going to make an issue over it for me (and I guess fill in all the paperwork associated?) or will he be happy that:
a) it works and
b) he can just swap over the faceplates?
Should point out I'm adept at making/installing cabling - used to do a fair bit of network wiring so this sort of job isn't a toughie.
NB after the 'shocking' discovery of live mains wires hidden in a telephone extension socket last night I have finally decided the next big job will be a house rewire...