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#148570 23-Jun-2014 19:36
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Hi there,

I'm upgrading the phone wiring on an old house (about 30 yrs). I cant seem to locate any ETP and I suspect the external line just comes through the concrete slab and up into an interior wall where the old master telecom jack is situated.
I'd like to install a Dynamix X-DSL master filter in the wall cavity removing the master telecom jack. Technically I'm confident this will work
but I'm not sure how physically big the master filter is. I'm intending to put in a BT(voice) and RJ45(adsl) jacks in a pdl 600 type plate.
This allows me about 110mm x 70mm maximum hole size before I would have to do gib fixing.
Unfortunately the specs for this unit don't specify the physical measurements...

Can anybody help me out with advising what size these units are?

Many Thanks,

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  #1072875 23-Jun-2014 19:44
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I've seen one - they are surprisingly small and easily fit in your pocket.
Sorry, no measurements available.


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  #1072886 23-Jun-2014 19:51
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There is one in this pic. I can't find a ruler, but it's probably 60-80mm wide

Middle left under the yellow patch cable

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  #1072901 23-Jun-2014 20:22
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just use an av type wall box it will give u plenty of room.

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  #1072902 23-Jun-2014 20:24
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Yes it will fit in the wall. It won't fit in the flush box though as there won't be room for the RJ45 / BT jack to go far enough back when you screw the PDL plate on.
Hole required, much smaller than the hole required for the flush box. I've even done one behind a regular box type jack-point.

Chorus has spent $1.4 billion on making their xDSL broadband network faster and even more now as they are upgrading their rural Conklins. If your still stuck on ADSL or VDSL, why not spend $195 on a master filter install to make sure you are getting the most out of your connection?
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  #1072907 23-Jun-2014 20:33
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and let it sit in the wall cavity

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  #1073029 24-Jun-2014 01:08
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This big:


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Ultimate Geek

  #1078363 2-Jul-2014 00:56
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coffeebaron: Yes it will fit in the wall. It won't fit in the flush box though as there won't be room for the RJ45 / BT jack to go far enough back when you screw the PDL plate on.
Hole required, much smaller than the hole required for the flush box. I've even done one behind a regular box type jack-point.

Sorry to bring up a week-old post but to extend on what coffeebaron has said here (for people looking in future):

A Dynamix filter will fit into a PDL Flushbox with a 600-series blank faceplate (i.e. no modules), Chorus seem fine with this option, we opted for this method in our garage to keep things clean.

It won't as coffeebaron said fit in a standard PDL flushbox with any sort of data/phone jack as they are too large.   (Actually it kinda might if you are lucky but it'd be a super tight fit)

Best bet, modify the flushbox, or these days with 3D printing, print your own PDL 600-series compatible master filter + data jack compatible sized flushbox (extra depth)  -  assuming the building code couldn't bite in here.


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  #1078367 2-Jul-2014 01:42
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Its like two matchboxes
Or a D size battery

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Wannabe Geek

  #1078771 2-Jul-2014 17:05
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Hey folks,

For completeness here's the final verdict.

You were exactly correct Nigelj, the filter will fit, albeit snugly inside a PDL flush box. If you have one of the older style flush boxes that are flat at the back you can also fit in the PDL RJ45 and BT sockets. It's very snug but it fits with 1mm or so to spare. The newer flush boxes arn't quite as deep so they won't take the BT socket module they will take the RJ45 one though.

Cheers all

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  #1078786 2-Jul-2014 17:29
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Assuming that you're mounting the flushbox onto the side of a stud, you could always cut the back of it out for extra room.

Another alternative is one of these:
Mounting bracket


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