07:25AM | 07/21/04
Member Since: 07/06/04
11 lifetime posts
Just repainted my new digs and replaced the face plates covering the wall outlets because they were old and messed up. However, I hesitate replacing the phone jack plates because I noticed, as I loosened the screws, that there are some wires with different colors attached to the outlet. Can I just unconnect these wires and will the wires on the new plate correspond to the old ones, or should I get an electrician or phone rep (when they connect my service) to do this job? Thanks



06:04PM | 07/22/04
Member Since: 01/07/04
10 lifetime posts
I've been doing this for years. First in network computer business, and still occasionally as an electrician.

These links are good. I would trust them.

One thing to add that I like to do is take a phone off the hook while working on this. If the phone rings you could get a nice zing.


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