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You could also do something like I have at home....

You could also do something like I have at home. I have one line at my house with distinctive ringing on it. Which basically means one line with two numbers. When the first number is dialed the phone...
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Dsl should work okay on the type of wiring that...

Dsl should work okay on the type of wiring that is being described. That sounds like a category two or three wire and it should be fine. Data rates might be affected slightly because of the wire type...
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Another option would be to simply use an existing...

Another option would be to simply use an existing telephone to test and see if they support pulse dialing. Change the switch from tone to pulse and if it dials the number you try, they support pulse.
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Ask your telephone company

The telephone company should have a record of the right of way. In the areas that I work for Verizon, WV & MD, our right of ways are on the Routes & Plate's. Any technician would be able to tell you...
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That is what this person is describing, and is...

That is what this person is describing, and is consistent with every western electric rotary set I have ever seen throughout my career. It would be polarity sensitive and I believe that is the root...
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Polarity may be reversed

Try switching the red/green in the jack. A lot of the older phones like that are polarity sensitive. They won't dial if the polarity is reversed........have seen it lots of times..
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static

Rain/humidity have an affect on the entire line. Inside or out, buried or aerial from the jacks clear to the Central office. Without some isolation it is only a guess at this point. Check at the...
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Voip

I have been using this service at home for about 6 months now, and it seems to work well.

https://www22.verizon.com/ForYourHome/VOIP/VOIPHome.aspx
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How sure are you that you are even looking at the...

How sure are you that you are even looking at the right line. You may be looking at a line that isn't yours. It it were a data line (like a T1), then it may have the higher voltage you are speaking...
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Pair is open

Sounds like one side of the pair is going open if you don't have dial tone at the nid. DSL will still work in that condition, but when tested it would become evident that there is a cable problem. (...
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Exclamation It wouldn't last that way

I am a Verizon Tech, and I wouldn't do it that way. Regular IW that is buried will not last very long, it would only be temporary at best. It has to be a wire that is meant to be buried. (It will be...
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$100.00 is a fair price to have the telephone...

$100.00 is a fair price to have the telephone company do it. Sounds like they may be offering you a off premise extension, and normally in my area there is a one time fee and a monthly charge. Sounds...
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Cobra 29 LTD Classic CB radio

That particular radio does have adjustments for the Standing wave ratio. You can view it at http://www.amazon.com/Cobra-29-LTD-Classic-CB-Radio/dp/B00006JPF3
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This might work

This one looks like it might address everything except the interchangeable faceplate. I've seen that feature on wire-less, but never on a landline phone. That would probably be tough to find.
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Finding wires in walls.

I have never heard of that before. I use a tone box and a probe when I am looking for wires behind drywall. If there is access to a crawl space or attic finding where the wires enter the wall also...
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Vacant line

In most cases in my area, Verizon tries to leave a line "connected through" for 90 days. After that, the connection may be broken and used somewhere else. Although in some areas we have a shortage of...
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drop wire clamp

Sounds like you are describing a drop wire clamp. The following link has a picture http://www.seniorindustries.com/ProductInfo.aspx?productid=SI-0956 . You could probably buy them at that website or...
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There are three "lady techs" in my crew. Two are...

There are three "lady techs" in my crew. Two are installers and one is a cable splicer. All are top notch techs. The cable splicer works trouble and does great splicing work. The two installers did...
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Verizon gives 24 hour commitments in their...

Verizon gives 24 hour commitments in their Potomac Region which includes the Washington, DC area. I have worked in the area for years.
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1400' would probably be to long. It would take a...

1400' would probably be to long. It would take a winch to pull it through. (That much wire is heavy!) In my area the power company always puts breaks about every 300'. That is where we put ours...
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Take apart one of your interior sockets (jacks)...

Take apart one of your interior sockets (jacks) inside and see which wires are connected. They should match the wires the are connected a your outside box (nid).
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In my area of the country anything over 700 feet...

In my area of the country anything over 700 feet is considered a high cost job and requires a visit from one our engineers before the order can be worked. I would talk with your provider before you...
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I have run into that a lot of times also....

I have run into that a lot of times also. Installing an additional line in that case always turns out to be a bear. Those are the customers that order DSL and get six lines. :mad:
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Post There is wire out there that uses the red/green,...

There is wire out there that uses the red/green, black/yellow and is category 3, not quad. For reasons I don't know or understand my company stocks it and some of our installers like to use it.
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Isolate the trouble at your interface by using...

Isolate the trouble at your interface by using the test jack and then take off one wire at a time until the trouble clears. You could also use an ohm meter and look for trouble that way. More often...
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