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Master Geek

# 95970 17-Jan-2012 21:15
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Hi hope I am posting in a right place. I am trying to relocate the existing phone jack to the other side of my living room. The wiring is under the floor in my garage. I am proposing to unscrew the existing jack point, detach the wire, currently the white one in slot 4 and red one in slot 1. Is it ok I just pull them out and put them back after relocate the jack point? Or does it require a special tool? I don't need the old jack so is it sensible to do it this way or simply cut the wire and connect it to the new jack on the position I want? Again, do I need special tool to insert these wires into the slots?

I am a new bee but keen to learn and do it myself.

Thanks a loy in advance

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  # 570146 17-Jan-2012 21:21
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You need a punchdown tool to insert the wiring, most jackpoints will come with a cheap plastic one that is suitable for the purpose.

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  # 570149 17-Jan-2012 21:24
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Thanks good to know that , so in this case it would be easier to buy a new jack point that come with the tool, the just cut the wire and reconnect it to the new jack point?


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  # 570179 17-Jan-2012 22:10
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watching some youtube video where it keep saying using 2&5 slot while i can see my one is on 1 & 4, is it just the different standard for the country in the video? (US and UK i guess)

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  # 570215 18-Jan-2012 00:01
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2&5 were used when sockets had 1 punch down slot for each contact. Then the standard allowed 2 wires of same diameter to be punched into a slot. As only 2 contacts are now used 2 wire sockets have each punch down strip commoned so 1-3 go to 1 contact and 4-6 go to the other.. Each slot is to have only 1 wire.

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