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Old style BT junction box



 
 
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Old April 27th 17, 06:19 PM
Symbiosis Symbiosis is offline
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Default Old style BT junction box

Hi

House I'm about to move into appears to have some fairly archaic wiring and the line from outside goes to a junction box like this
http://m1.ttxm.co.uk/sites/rightnow/...nction_box.jpg
And then goes into this (what I believe to be a simple telephone socket)
http://www.telecomsbanter.co.uk/atta...1&d=1493313396

How easy (or not) should it be for me to remove that socket, extend the cable to a different room and add a master socket on the end?

Thanks

Note having much luck with the first link - sorry
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Last edited by Symbiosis : April 27th 17 at 06:28 PM.
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Old April 30th 17, 09:49 PM
Pellseinydd Pellseinydd is offline
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Hi

House I'm about to move into appears to have some fairly archaic wiring and the line from outside goes to a junction box like this
http://m1.ttxm.co.uk/sites/rightnow/...nction_box.jpg
And then goes into this (what I believe to be a simple telephone socket)
http://www.telecomsbanter.co.uk/atta...1&d=1493313396

How easy (or not) should it be for me to remove that socket, extend the cable to a different room and add a master socket on the end?

Thanks

Note having much luck with the first link - sorry
Technically all that wiring is the property of BT Openreach and you are not allowed to alter it. You are only allowed to extend it by wiring that plugs into it. BT Openreach now normally install a 'Master Socket' with detachable front plate. You are permitted to connect your wiring to the rear of the front plate. That is the official way of doing it. But of course..................
 




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