going back on the convo a bit here but just thought id let ya know theyve used diff cable in the new line its more like what was in the 70s line they really ought to start using the same cable in all lines lol
I've just looked at your two pictures. Let me assure you that everything is exactly as it should be -- there is nothing wrong with the standard of the wiring or the cables used at each of the sockets. I had better explain --
Looking at the picture of the cable and its internal wires at the original socket
, we see the incoming (that is coming into the house) service cable is a CW1411 two twisted pair No. 12 dropwire -- the orange & white wires are the first pair and the green & black wires are the second pair
. (The italicised
words are a direct copy / paste from my posting on Wed 16-Nov-11 at 02:44:29.)
Looking at the picture of the cable and its internal wires at the new socket
, we see that an appropriate grade CW1308
, four pair, internal cable has been used. Remember, that cable is only within the house. It does not have to be resistant to UV light and it does not have to have stiffening / strengthening steel catenary wires within it. Within that cable, pair 1 is the blue+white stripe & white+blue stripe, pair 2 is the orange+white stripe & white+orange stripe, pair 3 is the green+white stripe & white+green stripe and pair 4 is the brown+white stripe & white+brown stripe.
It is fairly clear (to me) that the first pair (the blue pair
) of the CW1308
internal grade cable is used to connect the second incoming
pair (on the green
wires of the two pair incoming service cable), via gel-crimps in the backing box of NTE5/A
number one, to the new NTE5/A
Hope that helps.
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