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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:18 pm 
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I am currently building an extension the full width of the front of the house. The BT phone line drops from the roof level down right in the middle of the house to go to the master socket. I need to move this frm the middle to the side of the front of the house. The cable however is not long enough.

Can I use something like an inline connector in order to extend the cable so that it can reach the side? Is there somewhere I can buy, cable, connectors and even a master socket if needed?

Anyone can help please? It is quite urgent.


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Legally you shouldn't touch it however it's only a few very thin cables. I've seen all sorts of junction boxes and choc block used to extend them over the years.

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I read it as being the 'external' cable, which is something of a different matter.


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Grumps wrote:
I read it as being the 'external' cable, which is something of a different matter.
You're correct, didn't see that.

If it's external, you can't touch it

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Ktuludays wrote:

If it's external, you can't touch it



BUT, if the wire 'accidentally' parted, due to high winds, or an errant delivery driver with a crane. :wink: Then anyone sent to repair such, plied with tea and biscuits [chocolate] (+ perhaps a few beer tokens :roll: ) could be 'encouraged' to leave enough 'slack' for the desired outcome.

However, such a repair may take a number of days.

Master Sockets are readily available. From memory, the 'line' connects to terminals 2 & 5 and, internally, terminal 3 provides the 'bell' connection ensuring all the phones within the premises 'ring'.

I used to live in a house where the overhead line passed through a tree. Every 5-7 years, the tree branches would rub through the insulation on the wire and I would get spurious 'rings' on the phone, as it grounded to earth. A few days after complaining, the overhead wire would be replaced. It was never re-routed. Just replaced. :roll:


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