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Re: [vox-tech] OT: finding location of a break in in-wall telephone wiri
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Re: [vox-tech] OT: finding location of a break in in-wall telephone wiring?



Not always  they can bleed the signal and have in my past caused 
more trouble than they were worth. How long is the wiring run. 
It may be more expedient to rerun the wire. I have always done 
this for several reasons. 1 it takes less time to run new that 
troubleshoot old. 2 if a wire is broken in one spot it may be 
intermittently broken in others (phone wire is solid and if 
broken can work on and off depending on wheather and humidity). 
3 it matches my KISS principle to life (Keep It Simple Stupid).

Rusty

On Wednesday 14 August 2002 01:49 pm, you wrote:
> On Wednesday 14 August 2002 01:31 pm, Henry House wrote:
> > Can anyone point me to resources explaining how to locate a
> > break in my in-wall telephone wiring (rat damage), assuming
> > such a thing is possible? I have a multimeter; hoping that I
> > can do the trick when handled by a clueful operator ;-).
>
> For your phone, you could very efficiently locate a break with
> a cable tracing tool. They involve a transmitter that you plug
> into a jack in your phone (disconnect at the phone company box
> first) and a reciver that beeps when it's within a few inches
> of the cable with the signal.
>
> The other option is the multimeter. The phoneline floats ~48
> VDC when the phones are on the hook. Careful, it'll go to ~90
> VAC when it rings.
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