how do I get a NID

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Old 04-02-05, 07:35 AM
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how do I get a NID

Greetings from a new user.
I renovated my house and ran cat-5 homeruns to the back where the phone service comes in. The thing is -- there is no NID or anything else: just the heavy rubber 2-conductor phone company feed, spliced to regular 4-wire inside phone line. So when I renovated, I threw out all the 4-wire phone line and just made a big fat splice from all my cat-5 homeruns to the 2-conductor phone company feed. Everything works fine, but ...
How bad is this, and how do I get a NID or whatever I need? Thanks
 
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Old 04-02-05, 09:15 AM
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the phone company is required to provide one

what you have now is a dangarus conditon that should be repaired as you are vulnarable to voltage spikes . it is in violation of the NEC

call the telco repair

they may charge you as Im sure there was one at one point that was probably removed by someone in a remodel or in moving the drop.
 
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Old 04-02-05, 02:10 PM
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After the NID,

you may want to get a punch-down block, either 66 or 110 and use it to make your connections for the rest of the phone lines
 
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Old 04-02-05, 08:07 PM
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thanks - and more questions

Thanks for those helpful replies.
I take it that I should have a NID, then run a SINGLE cable from it to one of those 66 blocks or some other kind of junction, and tie in all the homeruns THERE rather than tying them all in at the NID itself?
...And so far as that goes, you all seem to talk about these 66 or 110 blocks a lot. Is there anything they offer that a simple junction would not, except for the ready access to each individual cat-5 line going into the house?
Thanks again!
 
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Old 04-03-05, 05:57 AM
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single feeder cable is the prefred method

66 or 110 blocks are the industry standard

the only advantage I can think of is time as you dont strip the inslation prior to termination.

other than that any connector block will work . you will just spend more time connectiong and cross connectiong
 
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