How to Install a Phone Jack

Hook up new phone line

You can do your inside wiring yourself, or you can pay the local phone company or a third party such as an electrician to do it for you. Even if you don't have immediate plans to transmit this kind of data across your line, it's better to plan for flexibility in the future. It has two jacks on it, one on top of another.

Of course, it would also work if you consistently swapped the black and yellow wires the other way black for red, yellow for green but that is not the standard. If the line still dose not work, it is a phone company problem. We'll also go over adding a line to a room that currently doesn't have a phone jack, so you will be able to pick and choose where you want the second line to be located. Users of this information agree to hold Wireityourself. If you have an outdated interface, the telephone company will install a new one for free.

How to Hook Up a Second Phone Line

You're under no obligation to do anything in return for me. If you have a room with only one phone jack but you want two-line access in that room, there's a simple remedy. The telephone cable in your house right now contains at least four wires, but only two of them are connected to your current phone. Although there is an industry standard for use of the colored conductors, the truth is any two conductors regardless of their color will work as long as the same two are hooked up at each end. In the store, it's hard to tell from outside the sealed package whether the block is included.

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You might have colors reversed at some point. Drop the phone cable through the hole in the box and use the hanger to snag it and pull it through the lower hole. On the back side of the jack, unscrew the red and green wires and make sure the black and yellow are connected.

Installing a new phone line is surprisingly easy and safe. Use this information at your own risk.

For the wiring jobs described above, you usually only need to buy wire and modular jacks. Head to your local hardware store and pick up a dual phone jack plate. Many people like having a dedicated number for faxes. You understand that you are personally responsible for your own wiring, and that you're wiring should conform to the National Electrical code. This should be marked in the demark, but sometimes they are not.

Not just an extensionWhen I moved

Not just an extension to your current phone, but another line with its own number. Therefore, you can tap into the two unused wires to feed the new phone line. When I moved, I just unhooked my piece of wire and rolled it up for my next wiring project, and then I spackled over the hole I had drilled. If you only have one pair of wires connected at the demark and have multiple phone jacks, you have a splice point inside the house. Wrap and tape them as described earlier.