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liquidskin 12-26-2010 10:44 AM

Splitting phone wire to 2 jacks
 
Hi all,

I need to install another phone jack in our bedroom. Currently, there is only one in the kitchen. There is a closet between the two rooms and I can clearly see the phone wire running into the kitchen wall. I know that I can cut that wire and run it through the wall to the bedroom, but then the kitchen jack will be dead. I'm not having much luck in finding a splitter or something that would allow me to preserve the kitchen jack, as well as having a line run to the bedroom. Running a new line from outside is not an option as I'm a renter.

Thanks for any advice.

Ryan

brric 12-26-2010 11:02 AM

If possible, rather than cutting the existing wire, run a new wire from the existing kitchen phone jack to the new one in the bedroom, connecting to the screws on the kitchen jack.

liquidskin 12-26-2010 11:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brric (Post 556995)
If possible, rather than cutting the existing wire, run a new wire from the existing kitchen phone jack to the new one in the bedroom, connecting to the screws on the kitchen jack.


Thanks for the suggestion. That's a possibility, but might be a bit tricky for me as I would need a staple gun, some new wire. I guess I was looking for the simplest approach. Do I have any options with cutting the wire?

oberkc 12-26-2010 11:23 AM

I have cut phone wire and spliced an additional cable. I soldered the splice joint, then used small wire nuts and tape to keep it all together. Keep like colors together, and I expect you would be fine.

brric 12-26-2010 11:27 AM

3M manufactures phone wire spicing devices.


http://rsk.imageg.net/graphics/produ...2160709t98.jpg
Available at Radio Shack.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2062793

liquidskin 12-26-2010 11:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brric (Post 557009)
3M manufactures phone wire spicing devices.


http://rsk.imageg.net/graphics/produ...2160709t98.jpg
Available at Radio Shack.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2062793

Very cool. Please correct me if I'm wrong... I could cut the existing line, stick each wire in a connector with the new wire and the other end of the cut wire, seal it up and be done?

brric 12-26-2010 12:27 PM

Yes. Insert the wires, unstripped, crimp the red button down with a set of pliers.

liquidskin 12-26-2010 12:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brric (Post 557036)
Yes. Insert the wires, unstripped, crimp the red button down with a set of pliers.

Thanks for your help! Im going to give it a shot.

dannykapp 12-26-2010 08:57 PM

Or you could buy a cordless phone with the seperate base station that does not need to have a phone jack.

n0c7 12-26-2010 10:28 PM

The traditional method is to use B-Wire crimps. You simply placed the unspliced wires inside the connector and crimp down(preferably with a "B" crimp tool, but pliers work). Electrical wirenuts were not designed to be used on such thin easily breakable wire. It is doable but you'll never catch a telco installer using them.

http://www.electronix.com/images/34-210.jpg

nap 12-26-2010 11:40 PM

the connectors brric showed are made specifically for this type of application.

frenchelectrican 12-26-2010 11:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by liquidskin (Post 556983)
Hi all,

I need to install another phone jack in our bedroom. Currently, there is only one in the kitchen. There is a closet between the two rooms and I can clearly see the phone wire running into the kitchen wall. I know that I can cut that wire and run it through the wall to the bedroom, but then the kitchen jack will be dead. I'm not having much luck in finding a splitter or something that would allow me to preserve the kitchen jack, as well as having a line run to the bedroom. Running a new line from outside is not an option as I'm a renter.

Thanks for any advice.

Ryan

I make that part bold due you are renter and did you talk to your landlord about this situation first ??

As far for the connectors I use the same as Brric show on the list here I have used both in USA and France so I go thru a bit of them.

However please pay attetion to the conductor colours espcally if you have diffrent colours show up. { it will happend one way or other so be prepared for that }
Red and Green is most common one but bleu and bleu with white stripe is common as well that for single line set up for other let us know we will list other colours.

Merci.
Marc


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