Disconnect which wires? (Bomb squad help)

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Disconnect which wires? (Bomb squad help)

Post by ancaster » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:38 pm

My number got ported today, yay!
So now I'm going to plug my Ooma into an unused phone jack and activate my existing phones.

This my box. The grey wires exiting from the centre bottom lead to my phone jacks in the house.
Do I disconnect:
The blue wires (top right screw)
The white wires (bottom right screw)

Thus severing the connction from the demarc and I'm good to go?

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These loose blue and white wires don't have to be connected to create a loop, correct? ie; they can be left dangling/capped.

Thanks!

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Re: Disconnect which wires? (Bomb squad help)

Post by lbmofo » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:56 pm

If you are certain the 2 gray wire bunches are going into the house walljacks, take the 2 blue-white off the screw terminal and connect them together; take the 2 white-blue off the screw terminal and connect them together. You can use 2 of the unused screw terminals to do this or get a box of the butt conectors to do this.

IDEAL 85-950 2 wire butt splice scotchlok connectors from Home Depot
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Re: Disconnect which wires? (Bomb squad help)

Post by ancaster » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:17 pm

Ok, great!

I have 3 jacks in the house so one of the grey must be spliced, it's the only telco box I can see.

So 1 blue connects to 1 white.
The remaining blue connects to the remaining white.

Dumb question, how do I know before testing I have connected the correct blue to the correct white, and not crossed them?

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Re: Disconnect which wires? (Bomb squad help)

Post by lbmofo » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:24 pm

Blue to blue white to white
Blue wires have white stripes on them and white wires have blue stripes on them
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Re: Disconnect which wires? (Bomb squad help)

Post by ancaster » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:43 pm

Lol, somehow I thought that's what you meant from the start.
Will mod it tomorrow morning.

Thanks for your help!

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Re: Disconnect which wires? (Bomb squad help)

Post by lbmofo » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:21 pm

Yes, :) bad news if you connect blue to white. That's a short asking for sparks.
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Re: Disconnect which wires? (Bomb squad help)

Post by ancaster » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:03 pm

Ok, I did it this morning and everything seems to be working well.

Like this?

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BTW, I was in Seattle when I was younger, really enjoyed it there.
Thanks again!

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Re: Disconnect which wires? (Bomb squad help)

Post by lbmofo » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:33 pm

Yes, great. Enjoy Ooma!

BTW, since your port just happend, before you took the blue pair off the screws on the right, you still had dialtone from the phone company right?
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