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JnL73T
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Message 11 of 27

Re: Removing multiple BT extensions - help needed with 3 way junction

OK, so i've got myself in a bit of a pickle.

 

I have disconeccted the ADSL box from the lounge and moved it to the kitchen where the external line comes in the house.

 

I then connected the orange wire to B and the white wire to A (these were screw connections so nice and easy). With the ADSL faceplate off I connected the phone line to the test socket in order to test the line and it is dead....whooopps. 

 

Any ideas what i may have done wrong?

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Keith_Beddoe
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Message 12 of 27

Re: Removing multiple BT extensions - help needed with 3 way junction

The incoming line would normally be blue and blue/white. That should be easy to identify if it comes from outside.

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JnL73T
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Message 13 of 27

Re: Removing multiple BT extensions - help needed with 3 way junction

The incoming line has an orange/white and a black/green cable in it. The black/green has never been used.
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JnL73T
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Message 14 of 27

Re: Removing multiple BT extensions - help needed with 3 way junction

 

 

Here is where i currently am. Connected the orang to B and white to A. Tried the test socket with the phone but no line 😞

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Keith_Beddoe
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Message 15 of 27

Re: Removing multiple BT extensions - help needed with 3 way junction


@JnL73T wrote:
The incoming line has an orange/white and a black/green cable in it. The black/green has never been used.

It depends on what junction box you are talking about  Does your line come in from a pole, or direct underground?

 

Are you sure you have actually identified the incoming line?

 

 

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JnL73T
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Message 16 of 27

Re: Removing multiple BT extensions - help needed with 3 way junction

The line comes in from a pole.

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Keith_Beddoe
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Message 17 of 27

Re: Removing multiple BT extensions - help needed with 3 way junction


@JnL73T wrote:

The line comes in from a pole.


Then there will be a junction box where the drop wire joins to the internal  cable.

 

One of these Dropwire connection block or BT52a or BT 78A

 

From that junction box, normal internal telephone wiring would be used, which is fire resistant, but not waterproof.

 

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JnL73T
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Message 18 of 27

Re: Removing multiple BT extensions - help needed with 3 way junction

ah, odd it has suddenly started working - must be a loose connection in the box i reckon.

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Keith_Beddoe
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Message 19 of 27

Re: Removing multiple BT extensions - help needed with 3 way junction


@JnL73T wrote:

ah, odd it has suddenly started working - must be a loose connection in the box i reckon.


That would not be unusual, it may be worth you replacing it, as its likely to give trouble in the future. The spring contacts get worn out.

 

If you are going to keep any extensions, they must be wired to the filtered side of the socket.

 

Which one do you have Filtered sockets

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licquorice
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Message 20 of 27

Re: Removing multiple BT extensions - help needed with 3 way junction


@JnL73T wrote:

 

 

Here is where i currently am. Connected the orang to B and white to A. Tried the test socket with the phone but no line 😞


That is definitely the incoming line, previously crimped to the blue pair of the removed grey cable.

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