Not sure is ADSL/Copper or fibre - So have posted in BOTH.
A friend of mine has a VERY old (bakerlite?) Junction box where BT cable enters the house that has totally disintegrated over the years (picture attached - You prob need to ZOOM in to see any worthwhile detail). Recently, she has lost all telephone/Broadband services and she tells me that BT say that as the issue is INSIDE the house, it's not there issue and they won't come out for less than £150. As a single unemployed mum, she doesn't have that sort of money so is now paying £30-40 per month for a service she can't receive. (This is all her side of story and shes been known to exaggerate......)
Could anyone tell me what I'd need to get this reconnected? - Am pretty sure there are Youtube videos of how to do it - but they all seem to have different part names (BT80A/BT78A/BT66?)
Or alternatively - anyone know a telephone engineer who lives near Eastbourne?
Thanks in advance for any help
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It's a junction box where the external openreach cable connects to the internal wiring. Looks like it is suffering from dampness/corrosion and could easily be chargeable by openreach if engineer called out
try local paper for telecom engineer
Yes. BT/Openreach said £150 but she can't afford that so I'm trying to do it myself. Videos on Youtube show how - but I don't know WHICH Video I need to follow or which part I need.
It doesn't matter what you use, all you are doing is connecting 2 wires to 2 other wires. A BT 80A will do just fine.
Or as DD says, just crimp the wires together.
If you enter
Into a well known auction site it'll cost you £1.50.
Insert the wires and crimp with pliers.
Easy and cheap.
AM googling grease filled crimps (there are hundreds of the little buggers) I'm as handy as a man with no hands when it comes to DIY........but I'll get there (hopefully with the help of a video). Will find a DIY shop who has a telephone cable guy. I think that's all I really want to do - Just connect each of the wires IN to wires OUT, so these crimp jobbies look like a good call.
And if you want to make it look neater you can just screw a surface mount pattress box to the wall with a blanking plate cover to hide the crimps.
Just bought "10 PACK 2 WIRE TELEPHONE JELLY CRIMPS TELECOM CONNECTOR as used by BT Virgin" for £1.59 (Free Postage).
I'll source some wire clipper/trimmers, some electrical tape.............and post again when her whole phone infrastructure catches fire and explodes (as most things do when I try to fix).