Removing old rotary wall phone


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Old 09-28-06, 12:44 PM
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Question Removing old rotary wall phone

Hi- I know many of you like the old rotary phones, but I'm getting tired of it and with dsl I can't use it until I get a filter on it so it's time for it to go. I removed the cover, and it looks like the plate is held on with screws, but then what? Is it easy to install a jack for a newer corded wall phone, or will I get electrocuted doing this myself? Thanks for any assistance!
 
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Old 09-28-06, 02:01 PM
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Welcome to the forums

Installing a new phone jack is easy. I'm not smart enough to know if there is any current in phone wires but at any rate it isn't enough to hurt you if there is current. Both the phone wire and the new jack are color coded so it is easy to tell which wire goes where.

Here is site with good info on phone wiring

'removed bad link' - see post #11
 

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marksr, that link won't help anybody.
 
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Golly, why not? It helped me when i recently wired in a 2nd phone line.
 
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Old 09-28-06, 03:10 PM
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maybe becouse

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Firefox can't find the file at /C:/Documents and Settings/mark/My Documents/Doing your own telephone wiring.htm.








* Check the file name for capitalization or other typing errors.

* Check to see if the file was moved, renamed or deleted.
 
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as to the orginal question , just unscrew the phone from the wall and replace it with a phone jack

you wont get electrecuted but if you happen to be holding the bare wires when the phone rings you will get a tingle .

there are two wires bringing dialtone in , either red and green or blue ane white blue . thats what you attach to your new jack .
 
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That file is located on YOUR C: drive. No one else can see it. You need to post the file on the internet somewhere so everyone can see it.
 
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It works with IE

My phone wires have red & green - line 1, and yellow& black - line 2
 
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:confused:

Am I doing it wrong? When I copy and paste it to the address bar it brings it up for me. I know I'm kinda dumb when it comes to computers but was just trying to relay a web site that someone here gave me a few weeks ago when I had to change my phone wiring
 
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Old 09-28-06, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by marksr
It works with IE

My phone wires have red & green - line 1, and yellow& black - line 2
you only need the red green , unless its a two line phone in which case hook both pair up

oops though I was responding to the OP

like Joed said your link is to a file on your computer ...(I should have cought that )
 
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Old 09-28-06, 04:39 PM
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http://www.ling.upenn.edu/~kurisuto/phone_wiring.html

I went back to the post where I originally got the link, hopefully I got it right this time.

It's hard to teach an old dog new tricks - maybe someday I'll get this computer stuff figured out
 
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A much better link that time.
 
 

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