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Old 12-27-2012, 11:21 PM   #16
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I took some time in my basement to see if I could splice a line and I found the perfect spot.

I know about those splice connectors, scotchlok or something, but I don't want the wires hanging out.


Is there some kind of box that can contain the splices neatly? I saw something called a telephone wiring block. Can that be used in this situation?



I'm going to abandon the idea of running from the telco box because frankly it would be a lot of work. I would have to drill a hole, figure out a way to protect the wire from outside elements, plug the hole to stop drafts etc...
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I think this is starting to get a little more complicated than it should be. Splicing into the middle of a cable to add a new jack is not a great way to do this. You really should either connect to another jack or connect back to the demarcation point.
No matter how you do it, you're going to need to drill a hole or two. If you drill a hole to the outside you can seal it up with a very small amount of inexpensive caulk. The cable won't need any special protection if it exits the house near the demarcation point.
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I took some time in my basement to see if I could splice a line and I found the perfect spot.

I know about those splice connectors, scotchlok or something, but I don't want the wires hanging out.

Is there some kind of box that can contain the splices neatly? I saw something called a telephone wiring block. Can that be used in this situation?

I'm going to abandon the idea of running from the telco box because frankly it would be a lot of work. I would have to drill a hole, figure out a way to protect the wire from outside elements, plug the hole to stop drafts etc...
Yes. Use the block. Cut the wires, attach both cut ends to the block along with your new line.
That's it.
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:55 PM   #19
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Well i got lucky. I was able to connect a new line from one of the jacks in another room and I was able to route the new wire through an existing hole behind the wall without making any new holes.
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