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Old 12-11-2009, 08:19 AM   #1
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I've got to replace these since we're getting DSL soon. The house was built in the 1920s and there's a little bit of every decade in it. The tag on the water pipe ground reads 6-18-34.

Anyone know a museum I could donate these to?

PS - Does anyone know what they actually do, other than serve as terminal blocks between the street and house wiring?







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Old 12-11-2009, 08:27 AM   #2
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There is a "Pioneer Telephone Museum" near me, in Leslie, Ga., and I'm sure they would appreciate those parts. They have an extensive collection of old telegraph/telephone equipment from years past. If you are interested in donating, I can get you info on them. Thank You, David
More info: Google "Georgia Rural Telephone Museum" for a web tour. Thanks, David


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Old 12-11-2009, 09:44 AM   #3
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Those are carbon blocks. Lightning protection for your phone lines. Pretty much just terminal blocks for the phone lines.
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Those should work with DSL. And they are something the phone company would replace if needed.
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You want the telco to get those out of there.
They will degrade your DSL speed.
They have newer Protection and filters.
The telco should install a " NID od Newt Work Interface Device" outside.
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Nothing funky about it. If the incoming goes to the block on the right (first two from left to right are lightening arrestors), that is all you need to know. You connect Red to Red, Green to Green. Now, if you happen to have the 3 pair that is Blue/Blue with white stripe, orange/orange with white stripe, etc, then you just connect Blue solid to Green, Blue with White stripe to Red.
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You want the telco to get those out of there..
Hmmm.

Now what do you think would happen if you salvaged those pieces yourself.

Leftmost (large block). Keep all the red wires connected in one cluster and fasten that directly to the big brown wire at top left. Keep all the green wires connected in one cluster and connect to the big brown wire at top right of that block. Bottom center, keep all those black wires in a cluster unto themselves.

Center (large block) Just remove leaving the wires loose individually and tape their ends separately.

Right (small block) Follow procedure for left block above.

Now you have the three antique pieces free and you can put them aside to donate to a museum, etc.
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Nothing funky about it. If the incoming goes to the block on the right (first two from left to right are lightening arrestors), that is all you need to know. You connect Red to Red, Green to Green. Now, if you happen to have the 3 pair that is Blue/Blue with white stripe, orange/orange with white stripe, etc, then you just connect Blue solid to Green, Blue with White stripe to Red.
Are you sure about those colors? I thought EIA/TIA specifies White/Blue-Tip and Blue-Ring for Cat 3 and White/blue-Tip and Blue/White-Ring for Cat5.
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With today's systems, Tip & Ring does not matter. With the older systems, yes it did. But yes, you are correct, since I was a little drunk from Harp Pale Ale last night.
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With today's systems, Tip & Ring does not matter. With the older systems, yes it did. But yes, you are correct, since I was a little drunk from Harp Pale Ale last night.
I think a couple Black and Tans are in my future tonight...

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