05:36AM | 12/24/03
Member Since: 12/23/03
1 lifetime posts
I have 2 phone lines (both coming in on the same 4-wire line) and am trying to put in dual jacks in two rooms. Looks like my office has a hot wire and then two split off wires to other rooms. I've wired the dual jack in my office and then in my sons room. Both lines work in the sons room, but neither work in my office. I've connected both the hot leads and the split wires to the same screws, but nothing. please send advice. Thanks


08:56AM | 01/04/04
Member Since: 01/03/04
5 lifetime posts
JUst some general information for you about telephone wiring. If the 4 conductor wire you have is standard JKT telephone wire the 4 conductors will be, Green, Red, Black and Yellow. Now if it was orininally wired correctly at the outside box the 1st line will be on the Green and Red leads and a 2nd line will be on the Black and Yellow leads. If you wire multiple outlets they should all be wired in parallel for either the Green & Red or the Black and Yellow. The is also a possibility if your hone is newer that the internal wiring will have 2 pairs in the cable jacket and they will be White & Blue twisted and the second pair will be White & Orange twisted. The white wires may also have either a Blue or Orange stripe on them so that you will know which other lead they go with if they get untwisted. In the jack remember that the center two contacts are the ones used for a standard telephone set. I hope this is of some help to you.


06:44PM | 01/04/04
Member Since: 01/03/04
9 lifetime posts
If you feed comes into the office and goes into the bedroom, and both lines work in bedroom but not the office it must be a miswired jack..

If your wiring a dual jack the first line should be on the red-green of the feeder cable (if a 4 conductor line) and 2nd line on the yellow-black..

when wiring a dual jack red-green should go to red-green on the top jack for line 1 and the yellow-black of the wire should go to the red-green of the bottom jack giving you line 2.



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Don't overlook coasters as a way to scatter small pops of color and style around a room. If you love monograms, why not dr... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon