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Topic # 62271 2-Jun-2010 22:03
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Hey All

Is anyone in the Chch area willing to 'help' (and by help I really mean do it for me whilst I stand in awe and provide tea and/or coffee and crawl under the house) install my splitter.

I have some Cat5e and would be looking to replace the jacks as they are looking really munted and hardly hanging on to the wall.

I think I have 2 wire, but I can't find the DMP outside at all.  I <think> it appears to go to the main jack in the kitchen.  We are in a late 60's brick home.

Beer or other items can be arranged.


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  Reply # 337643 3-Jun-2010 07:36
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Hi, first or main jack will have a black polyethylene hard jacket cable as the lead in. If you have found that then you have most of the job done (other than run your new cable).

So have you got that far.


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  Reply # 339236 8-Jun-2010 08:19
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ahh interesting, where my demarc point seems to be in the kitchen, there is no polythene black jacket, I might have to go foraging about again and see if I can locate a black polythene cable.
I'm also considering putting a splitter in, they look fairly straightfoward but I could be wrong. Why are you putting one in? Is there a big advantage over just using filter at the phone jack?

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  Reply # 339240 8-Jun-2010 08:33
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I should clarify that in the absence of an actual physical ETP (demarc box) then the demarc is normally considered to be the first jack or where the external lead (black poly) transitions to internal wiring. In many older homes that point is most often the kitchen phone point.

It is essential for putting a central splitter in to identify the wiring as far back as possible and to this point.


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