Extending the master socket into another room

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  1. daftpunk1

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    I know nothing about telephone wiring but need to extend my master socket into the computer room, it is currently in the hall. Ive screwed it off and can see two wires connected to screw in terminals and 4 wires in punch down terminals.

    Now Ive read up on this. I could be wrong but Im thinking I only need to extend the two wires in the screw in terminals, the other cables in the punch down terminals are only for the extensions of the other phone sockets in the house. So they dont need to be extended nor kept.

    Hopefully someone can set me right, dont want to mess this up as I'll probably loose my broadband connectivity if I mess it up....
     
  2. cunnishaun

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    Take a look at this,
    telephonesuk.co.uk/images/small/new_wiring.jpg
    U can't go wrong!
     
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    telephonesuk.co.uk/wiring_info.htm
    This site explains what the connections are used for if u're interested.
     
  4. DeepDiver

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    you need to use the punch down terminals. the two screwed down terminals are the BT line from outside and should not be tamered with, if i am guessing propely.

    Buy some 4 core telephone wire and use pins 2 and 5 on the punch down terminals. just match the same two colour wires in your extention telephone socket.
     
  5. Kristian

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    As Deep Diver says, assuming we've understood the description, you can't touch the drop wire or the back of the current master socket as it belongs to BT and is the demarcation between their responsibility and yours. You can just make a new extension from the front IDCs to the new location and you could just use a single pair (blue pair - 2&5). You could also disconnect the existing extensions if you don't need them.

    A picture would clarify.
     

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