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Old 11-30-04, 02:41 PM
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Bix block

I have a phone line coming into a room that I want to split into several directions (some will be left as phone lines but at least one will go to an ADSL splitter) using a bix block (or some reasonable substitute). I need to make 4 new lines. I have been looking around and can't find any retail solution to make the split. short of buying a 25 line bix block off of the phone company, is there anything out there I could use?

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Old 11-30-04, 02:54 PM
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Here is how I used a 110 punchdown block to manage the telephone lines in my network.

The picture: http://k4ay.org/telco_punchdown.jpg

The whole article: http://k4ay.org/cat5

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 11-30-04, 03:10 PM
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Thanks Chris. Intersting article, though a fair bit more sophisticated than what I need. I am really just aksing if there is a small (4 or 5 pair) bix block that can be purchased for my uses. I haven't seen anything on the market.
 
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Old 12-01-04, 06:20 PM
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i have not ever used something with a four or five pair connecting block other you might find a screw down terminal strip that might do what you need post back and let me know what you do so we will all learn a little lesson here
 
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Stephen - what did you end up doing? I'm in the same type of situation. I simply need to branch off about 4-5 lines. Thanks.
 
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What about just a simple 110 Punch Block?

This one is from Leviton (found at Home Depot - $25) It distributes up to 4 lines to 10 locations.

Good luck!
 
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Old 01-10-05, 08:27 AM
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Thanks Brandon. That looks like it may be what I need. Are the punch downs for the incoming line(s) on the reverse side?

I still haven't found something that will suitably meet my needs for this very simple project. That, combined with the fact that I took off for pretty much all of December means that still I haven't done anything with this yet.
 
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Old 01-10-05, 09:12 AM
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try Grabar Electric, Communications side... there are 6pair, 12pair, 25pair, and 50pair punch down blocks...
 
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Old 01-10-05, 09:35 AM
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Well that was some good advice. I searched down graybar online and ordered a six pair bix just minutes ago. With shipping it should be around $25 -$30 and will be delivered to me shortly.

Since there seem to be others with similar needs I will advise of their contact info (1-800-GRAYBAR). I spoke with Dave.
 
 

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