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Old 08-17-2014, 04:52 PM   #1
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Can anyone tell me what this is?


I recently moved into a house where there is a room that used to be a garage with a few outlet covers. This outlet is at the height of a switch, but I can't possibly think of what it could go to. There are two white wires with different colored wires coming out of them. Can anyone help?

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Well it's not letting me post a link to the picture, but the original post describes it all. It's at the height of a light switch, but there are only two white wires with multiple colored wires coming out of those. There is still an outside light overlooking the driveway right above where the garage door used to be, but there is no light switch to turn it on.
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https://www.dropbox.com/s/2olqi1559f...2010.38.50.jpg
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Telephone cables.
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Telephone, or intercom, or something similar.
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It's definitely low voltage wiring,
telephone most likely,
But could be many other things that only require low voltage
intercoms. speakers for music, alarm systems.

Its no good for mains wiring of any type !
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Telephone.



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If their is another box in the ceiling near where a garage door opener would have been. It may be the wires for an old garage door opener.
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My guess, is cable TV conductors without the RJ45 jack.
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My guess, is cable TV conductors without the RJ45 jack.
Your guess is wrong.
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Looks similar to phone wiring from the late 50s , early 60s. .

Definitely not for any 110 lighting.


Do not use it.


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Wall phone.
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My guess, is cable TV conductors without the RJ45 jack.
Defiantly not !

No good for high frequency.

unless it's cat -5 video.
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Looks similar to phone wiring from the late 50s , early 60s. .

Definitely not for any 110 lighting.


Do not use it.


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That type of telephone cabling was used well into the 1990's and beyond.
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My guess, is cable TV conductors without the RJ45 jack.
TV does not use RJ-45. That is Cat-3 Telephone wiring. All it is good for, is a telephone jack.



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