Wiring Second Telephone Lines


Old 03-05-01, 02:33 PM
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I have just moved in to a new space and the previous tenent removed the telephone jacks for reasons unknown. I have identified the wires which have the two telephone lines I ordered. My problem is how to wire them to a jack. One pair is blue/blue white. I thought the way to wire them was to wire the blue to the blue terminal and the blue white to the white terminal. This has not worked. Can anyone help?
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Old 03-06-01, 06:13 AM
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Unless you are using a dual line phone...

if you have a wall jack install, get a wall plate with 2 jacks, that way one jack could be for 1 line and the other jack for the 2nd line. The appropriate line pair goes on red & green of the jack. For example 1 line - blue to red and blue/white to green terminal of jack. you should get a dial tone when a phone is pluged in, if any problems dialing then swap the 2 wires.

Do the same with the 2nd pair of wires used for the 2nd line to the 2nd jack.


this is a home telephone wiring guide that my phone company has on their site which may also be helpfull.
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