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Re: [vox-tech] phone supplies


Yup, Radio Snack had *some*, but I agree, the best selection was OSH or 
Home Depot. If you have CAT-5 wire, you could use a multi-purpose insert 
with 110-type punchdown blocks, you know, the tiny inserts like the newer 
flush wall jacks at UCD?


And a color pinout scheme:

Did you want a surface-mount or a flush-mount with a plate over it?

There are single-gang boxes that have medium-sized metal flanges that stick 
out to the sides, and, somewhat like a spring-bolt, they stick out and 
tighten to the inside of a wall.
Not sure if this one can be removed (and all parts saved); like a 
spring-bolt, you might lose the flange if you loosen it.

There are also the regular single-gang, flush-mount with tiny top & bottom 
ears (plastic if you get the blue non-metallic) or metal ears if you get a 
metal box. This kind can be removed rather easily for repositioning. 
Non-metallic are easier to work with.

At 04:53 PM 1/17/02 -0800, you wrote:
>Look at your local hardware / home improvement place.
>They carry standard outlet size wall plates and wall
>board wall plates. Home Depot even has the parts to do
>Cat 5 cabling as well as phone cabling. You might be
>able to coble something together.
>--- Peter Jay Salzman <p@dirac.org> wrote:
> > hi all,
> >
> > can someone recommend a store that sells a wide
> > variety of phone
> > jack mounting kits?   i've seen some really nice
> > ones in the past that
> > have alligator type connectors rather than
> > wrap-around-the-screw based.
> >
> > the line that i want to mount is quite a challange.
> > it's a semi big
> > gaping hole; perhaps 3 cm radius, so a standard wall
> > mount unit isn't
> > going to mountable without a backboard i can drill
> > into.
> >
> > and i COULD do that.  i'd rather find something that
> > would look a little
> > nicer.  i know these things come in all different
> > shapes and sizes.
> >
> > if no recommendations, i go to the standard radio
> > shack and frys.
> >
> > pete
> >
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