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2short

01:40PM | 04/14/06
Member Since: 01/16/05
11 lifetime posts
Need some advice/info regarding adding an extension in basement. There is a connecting device (someone said it was a phone block) to which the phone line from the outside is connected. This also holds the lines for the rest of the house. I need to know what type of cable is required for a basement extension and how to connect it to the "phone block". Any info greatly appreciated!

Billhart

06:35PM | 04/14/06
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
While not nessecary CAT 3 4 conductor cable is best and reasonably cheap.

And by connecting device do you mean a punch down block.

http://www.phonegeeks.com/punbloc.html

There are two styles 66 and 110. You will need a punch down tool and there are different ones for each. But some are universal.

The home horror stores have the cable and tools.


2short

08:51AM | 04/15/06
Member Since: 01/16/05
11 lifetime posts
Thanks for the info and now that you have mentioned it I seem to recall someone else calling it a punch down block. Tahnx again!


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