It can be done but is certainly frowned upon.
Where did he tie up his horse?
Interesting. This is what the BT engineer did when I had Homehighway installed. The same thing was done for my friend across town. I thought it was standard practice - they asked where you wanted the box to be and they also installed a new master. Presumably because you were getting a second analogue line.
It did cause confusion when I had FTTC installed though. The engineer wasted half an hour trying to work out what was 'wrong' with my wiring. I kept telling him about the relocated master but he didn't seem to believe me(*). Eventually he worked out that he hadn't activated the port on the cabinet but he broke and remade the connections outside the house three times in the end. All completely unnecessary if he'd just listened to me.
I don't think the first engineer ever did anything to my old master though. I think I just have a cable running up to my study then back down from there to the old master. I know that phones go dead if you take the faceplate off the box in the study although I don't have one plugged into the old master so don't know about that.
(*)In that unstated, arrogant way that so many engineers(**) adopt.
(**)Of course as a software
engineer I'd never do that
Edited by Andrue (Thu 01-May-14 10:32:12)