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michael001

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#196635 7-Jun-2016 14:56
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The previous owner of my house liked telephone jackpoints, there seems to be a couple per each room.

 

I am currently on ADSL for another week and then fibre will be installed.
Once fibre is installed I want to remove all the phone jackpoints, is there anything that can go wrong / something I have not considered?

 

My plan is:

 

1. Unscrew and remove jackpoints.
2. Push cables back into wall.
3. Fill over hole.

 

Cheers.


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  #1567153 7-Jun-2016 15:00
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Looks like a good plan to me!

 

If you're absolutely sure you won't be needing the jackpoints in the future, have away with them! (You can still use them in conjunction with UFB if you wanted to, being the internal wiring, not the copper from the street).


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  #1567155 7-Jun-2016 15:02
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I'd recommend disconnecting all the cabling too and leaving one master point connected to the ETP. It'll for starters vastly improve your broadband and also keep things tidy.




 
 
 
 


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  #1567167 7-Jun-2016 15:20
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"It'll for starters vastly improve your broadband" - how so for fiber?

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  #1567168 7-Jun-2016 15:21
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michaelmurfy: I'd recommend disconnecting all the cabling too and leaving one master point connected to the ETP. It'll for starters vastly improve your broadband and also keep things tidy.

 

As the OP is going Fibre, it won't make any difference ;)


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  #1567191 7-Jun-2016 15:42
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Not trying to hijack too much....but I have a similar situation.  Is there anything that can be done to nicely terminate unused jackpoints, so that the internal phone wiring can be used?  I've cut the odd wire in mine and just left it...so when I tried adding the ATA it didn't seem to go.  I suspected it was because of the unterminated wiring.  

 

 

 

I thought if I could terminate a couple then the rest of the jacks would be usable.





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  #1567210 7-Jun-2016 15:58
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If the cable on it is cat5 or better than consider re-purposing it for network, if its a socket in a hard to get to place, the cable might be useful as a draw wire.

 

But if its just the white or gray 90's junk cable and you can easily run network in its place, then yeah, just push it back into the wall and filler over the holes left.

 

 





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  #1567383 7-Jun-2016 19:20
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i vote to use the existing cable as a draw cord and use to add ethernet to each room "ITS VALUE ADDED" for the house, and helps if you hardwire tv/set top boxes/extra wifi points/ wtc....

 

 





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  #1567443 7-Jun-2016 20:11
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richms:

 

If the cable on it is cat5 or better than consider re-purposing it for network, if its a socket in a hard to get to place, the cable might be useful as a draw wire.

 

But if its just the white or gray 90's junk cable and you can easily run network in its place, then yeah, just push it back into the wall and filler over the holes left.

 

 

 

 

^^^ What he said. I've learned the hard way not to underestimate the value of a conveniently placed draw wire.

 

In fact, I've learned most of my DIY lessons the hard way...


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  #1567607 8-Jun-2016 07:16
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Thanks for all the advice everyone - I've mapped out all the jackpoints and will think about using the cables in the future to pull new cables down. Cheers.


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  #1567704 8-Jun-2016 09:30
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PaulBags: "It'll for starters vastly improve your broadband" - how so for fiber?

 

ubergeeknz:

 

michaelmurfy: I'd recommend disconnecting all the cabling too and leaving one master point connected to the ETP. It'll for starters vastly improve your broadband and also keep things tidy.

 

As the OP is going Fibre, it won't make any difference ;)

 

 

Pfft we all know his UFB will get delayed for some reason and he'll be stuck with ADSL... I was referring to his ADSL connection :)





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  #1567706 8-Jun-2016 09:36
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michaelmurfy:

 

 

 

Pfft we all know his UFB will get delayed for some reason and he'll be stuck with ADSL... I was referring to his ADSL connection :)

 

 

If you jinx me sir, I'm dumping the dead rotting Chorus fibre installer on your doorstep.

 

 


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