i've got some vrackles on the line but don't want to get bt involved if its an internal wiring issue. the box shown in the pics is where the line comes into the house in the loft. i do have a master socket in the hall downstairs but i'm not sure if this was fitted by bt.
does anyone know if this box in the pics is where bt's line terminates and my internal wiring starts?
any advice appreciated, thanks in advance
That is old, complete with fuses as well
That part of it belongs to Openreach so its not your responsibility. Just try the phone in your master socket as John has suggested.
Its best to replace the cover on that box in case Openreach accuse you of tampering with their equipment.
If its noisy at the master socket, and you do not have broadband, then report it as a noisy phone.
thanks guys for the quick responses. so is that where my bt wiring terminates and my internal wiring begins? or is it at the master socket (bearing in mind i don't know if bt fitted the master socket)?
The internal wiring start at your phone socket, wherever that may be located. Anything past the phone socket is your responsibility.
Is the area damp where that junction box is situated?
no bone dry, that's reassuring, it's fairly old wiring upto master socket and i didn't want to get a bill from openreach if that was at fault and it was my resposibility.
I would guess that the Openreach technician would probably update the junction box, as the fuse links are a source of trouble and are not used any more.
They could be causing the noise.
That is one old Block Terminal, not even sure what seris it is as it pre-dates the day I was even born. Would say its from the GPO though.
If anything an Openreach Engineer would just remove it, crimp the drop wire and internal lead in wires together with gel filled insuallated crimps and enclose them inside the case of a Block Terminal 80.