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Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 11:32:42 -0700 (PDT) From: Tom Horne <hornetd@gmail.com> To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Re: Distribution panel for multiple phone lines? Message-ID: <3f6060d0-b2d8-4ae0-a2db-cf28a9074717@o21g2000vbl.googlegroups.com> On Oct 20, 1:44pm, AES <sieg...@stanford.edu> wrote: > I'm looking for purchasing advice for a wiring junction box to clean up > a telephone wiring mess involving half a dozen phone lines coming into > my house. > > The demarc location for our telephone wiring is at present a tangled > mess of ancient (like, 50-year-old) wires and various weird junction > boxes which are located down at the bottom of an outside utility closet > and connect 5 incoming lines to a maze of wires that run all over the > house. Two of these lines come from ancient lead-sheathed pairs that > come up out of the ground at the bottom of the closet; the other three > come from a Comcast modem mounted at chest height in the same closet > > I'd like to convert all this to a some kind of good sized (say, a foot > square), open-faced (no door needed or wanted), wall-mounted junction > box located inside this closet, up beside the Comcast modem, with the 5 > primary lines plus at least a couple of spares coming in one side (or > the bottom) and connecting to the X's shown below; and each of these > connected to a two-wire bus with 6 pr 8 connection points (the O's shown > below) where I can attach multiple outgoing wires that will be served by > each line. > > X---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0 > > X---0--0--0--0--0--0--0--0 > > I realize this is a trivial question, but I'd appreciate just a few > brand names or vendor names where I could go to look for something like > this. The objective here is not some compact, professional-grade punch > block that can handle hundreds of lines, but something that will be big, > open, everything visible and easily accessible, and with connectors that > don't need any special tools -- just pairs of screw connectors that will > take crimped on lugs, or banana plugs, or, God forbid, even Fahnestock > clips (you'll notice, I can even spell that correctly). > > Thanks . . . You have five incoming lines; OK, so how many stations are you going to serve in the home? What do you want to end up with at the stations? Do you want the internal lines to end in modular jacks? How many of the external phone lines will need to appear at each station? -- Tom Horne
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2009 19:29:18 -0500 From: bonomi@host122.r-bonomi.com (Robert Bonomi) To: redacted@invalid.telecom.csail.mit.edu Subject: Re: Distribution panel for multiple phone lines? Message-ID: <EdCdnS_H97TDOkLXnZ2dnUVZ_sadnZ2d@posted.nuvoxcommunications> In article <siegman-95412F.10441220102009@news.stanford.edu>, AES <siegman@stanford.edu> wrote: >I'm looking for purchasing advice for a wiring junction box to clean up >a telephone wiring mess involving half a dozen phone lines coming into >my house. > >The demarc location for our telephone wiring is at present a tangled >mess of ancient (like, 50-year-old) wires and various weird junction >boxes which are located down at the bottom of an outside utility closet >and connect 5 incoming lines to a maze of wires that run all over the >house. Two of these lines come from ancient lead-sheathed pairs that >come up out of the ground at the bottom of the closet; the other three >come from a Comcast modem mounted at chest height in the same closet > >I'd like to convert all this to a some kind of good sized (say, a foot >square), open-faced (no door needed or wanted), wall-mounted junction >box located inside this closet, up beside the Comcast modem, with the 5 >primary lines plus at least a couple of spares coming in one side (or >the bottom) and connecting to the X's shown below; and each of these >connected to a two-wire bus with 6 pr 8 connection points (the O's shown >below) where I can attach multiple outgoing wires that will be served by >each line. > > Xญญญ0ญญ0ญญ0ญญ0ญญ0ญญ0ญญ0ญญ0 > > Xญญญ0ญญ0ญญ0ญญ0ญญ0ญญ0ญญ0ญญ0 > >I realize this is a trivial question, but I'd appreciate just a few >brand names or vendor names where I could go to look for something like >this. The objective here is not some compact, professional-grade punch >block that can handle hundreds of lines, but something that will be big, >open, everything visible and easily accessible, and with connectors that >don't need any special tools -- just pairs of screw connectors that will >take crimped on lugs, or banana plugs, or, God forbid, even Fahnestock >clips (you'll notice, I can even spell that correctly). > >Thanks . . . > One fairly simple, but may be considered 'overkill', approach is a patch panel of modular jacks. Use one row of jacks for each incoming line, and simply put a modular plug on each of the 'maze of wires' that run throughout the house. Wiring the 'lines' to the patch panel jacks doesn't require any tools -- they generally have 'insulation displacement' connectors on the back side, which you just lay the wires across and snap the plastic cover over. There are 'modular' plugs that don't require a crimp tool, but they're fairly expensive. Try the search string 'ICC RJ11 modular jack' at Google's 'shopping' page <http://www.google.com/shopping>, or <http://www.froogle.com>, and you'll see lots of jack possibilities. Then use "icc modular patch panel", with a minimum price of $10, and you'll find a bunch of possibilities for things to mount them in. The bigger ones are designed for '19" rack mount' -- a pair of wall-mount rack rails is not terribly expensive.
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