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    No power socket anywhere near to my master socket ?

    This is a discussion on No power socket anywhere near to my master socket ? within the Sky Broadband (Fibre) Help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I suspect the NTE5 was fitted by a DIY'er rather than BT ? Is there any BT branding on it? ...

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      Re: No power socket anywhere near to my master socket ?

      I suspect the NTE5 was fitted by a DIY'er rather than BT? Is there any BT branding on it? Couldn't see in your picture. Personally I'd tidy that all up, the only reason to keep a junction box would be if the drop wire is the old thicker type. This won't go into IDC contacts so you have to have a join, I'd replace that old box with a BT80A in that instance though.
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      Re: No power socket anywhere near to my master socket ?

      Quote Originally Posted by RUNITDIRECT View Post
      I suspect the NTE5 was fitted by a DIY'er rather than BT? Is there any BT branding on it? Couldn't see in your picture.

      Yep - it has an old embossed British Telecom logo in top right (the T in the circle)

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      Personally I'd tidy that all up, the only reason to keep a junction box would be if the drop wire is the old thicker type. This won't go into IDC contacts so you have to have a join, I'd replace that old box with a BT80A in that instance though.
      Can you clarify which junction box you would replace?

      There are two junction boxes currently - a brown one that the thicker cable coming in from under my house goes into.

      No power socket anywhere near to my master socket ?-brown1.jpg

      Then from that brown one a long/thin cable goes into the green junction box (which is just loose)

      No power socket anywhere near to my master socket ?-green.jpg

      and then a white cable comes out of end of that and goes into the master socket (also loose)

      No power socket anywhere near to my master socket ?-master.jpg

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      Re: No power socket anywhere near to my master socket ?

      Not too sure why you have such a thick cable on that first JB? Both are very old, need to see the cable type on the first one to advise...
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      Re: No power socket anywhere near to my master socket ?

      It looks like an underground armoured cable. I would fit a BT80a, BT 80A Junction Box (3 way IDC to 3 way screw connectors) there and replace all the old wiring right back to the NTE5e. This box has screw inputs which you will require for the old cable and IDC terminals to connect the new wire.

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