Removing a standard phone jack/wall plate


  #1  
Old 03-13-05, 08:59 AM
T
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 24
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Removing a standard phone jack/wall plate

Greetings...basic question:

We're putting up some bookshelves in our living room, and there is a small phone line jack/wall plate on the baseboard...long story short, it is in the way of the shelving.

We'd like to remove the jack (as we don't even use a landline phone) but not sure how to do that. It is wired up through the floor from the basement...I don't think I want to remove the phone wiring all together, but my (potentially unfounded) vision is to:

- remove the wall plate
- pull the main wire down through the floor into the basement
- "cap" the wire and just leave it stapled to basement ceiling

I use the term "cap" because I don't really know if that's possible...so I guess that is my question: can I just cap the phone line? what do I need to do it? are there other, better solutions?

Thanks for any input!

- Tim
 
  #2  
Old 03-13-05, 01:33 PM
R
Member
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Central New York State
Posts: 13,970
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
What you are suggesting is fine. Just use some electrical tape and cover the ends of the wires so that they do not touch.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: