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How To Wire a Phone Jack

Phone Jack Wiring Diagrams and Detailed Instructions to Help with Your Telephone Wiring – This telephone wiring diagram with photos and instructions will show you the direct steps to correctly wiring a telephone jack.


Phone Jack Wiring Diagrams and Detailed Instructions

Phone Wiring Question: I am trying to change a box type phone jack.

This Phone Wiring Question came from: Faith , a Homeowner from Saugus, MA

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your Phone Wiring Question Faith.

Phone Jack Wiring Diagrams and Detailed Instructions for Your Home Telephone

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How to Wire a Telephone Jack

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  1. Neil Williams says:

    I am re-wiring a home phone with multiple phone jacks ( 3 to 4 jacks ). Do I need to run wiring to each jack seperately or can I run 1 line to one jack, then continue to the next jack and so on ? ( Like running electric outlets would be wired )

    • Dave Rongey says:

      Great question Neil,
      You may run one wire and loop through to all of the telephone jack locations. A separate cable to each is not required.
      When making your connections, don’t even cut the wire, just strip off the outer jacket and insulation from the pair that will be attached to the jack. This takes a little practice, but with a good pair of wire strippers it is possible.
      Dave

  2. lisa says:

    I’m trying to wire my telephone jack. The wire colors are red, yellow, black, green. Which ones do I wire together?

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