Removing a standard phone jack/wall plate


Old 03-13-05, 08:59 AM
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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 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
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Old 03-13-05, 01:33 PM
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What you are suggesting is fine. Just use some electrical tape and cover the ends of the wires so that they do not touch.
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