Trying to install second phone line

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Old 10-04-06, 10:26 AM
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Trying to install second phone line

I don't have much DIY experience but I thought this would be simple.

But when I opened the outside box (two enabled incoming lines from the phone company) I found that the phone cable coming into my house only has red, green, yellow wires. No black. This seems to make it difficult to hook up that second line. Also I'm perplexed as I couldn't find any information on THREE wire phone cables and my house isn't that old (late sixties). Any ideas? Appreciate it!
 
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you need to run a new cable . to your jacks /jacks
 
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Call the phone company. They need to run a second line to your house.
 
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Old 10-04-06, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by racraft
Call the phone company. They need to run a second line to your house.
"two enabled incoming lines from the phone company"

he has two lines Bob , just no way to get them to the jack ...
 
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Is it possible the black wire is there, just cut off short, hid under the insulation?
 
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Originally Posted by marksr
Is it possible the black wire is there, just cut off short, hid under the insulation?

more than likley its pair and a half (three wire), the yellow was used as a ring ground with party line ringers not all. that uncommon particlarly from that era
 
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I remember them party lines, how spoiled we have become
Never realized they were wired different - learn something new all the time.
 
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Sorry, I misread what he typed. I took his statement to mean that the line coming to the house had three wires.
 
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