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    Calling *all* BT Engineers (a very stupid question)!

    This is a discussion on Calling *all* BT Engineers (a very stupid question)! within the Cabling and faceplate help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; OK, this might sound like a really, really stupid and dumb question, but I need to ask it anyway! Further ...

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      Calling *all* BT Engineers (a very stupid question)!

      OK, this might sound like a really, really stupid and dumb question, but I need to ask it anyway!

      Further to my other post, about renewing the internal telephone/adsl wiring and sockets.

      I have just bought one of these Krone Professional IDC tools similar to this:

      ADSL Nation On-Line Shop

      Anyway when using the above, will I need to strip the plastic sheath off of the wire using wire strippers, before using the above tool, or does the above tool make that unnecessary?

      As when I have used the plastic disposable type tool I have always used wire strippers!

      Many Thanks in advance & Best Wishes as always,

      Gaz.


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      Re: Calling *all* BT Engineers (a very stupid question)!

      You don't need to, the tool forces the wire in and strips it as it does it so to speak.
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      Re: Calling *all* BT Engineers (a very stupid question)!

      IDC = Insulation Displacement Connector. It means that the connector cuts into the insulation to make the connection. It is important therefore that the insulation is left on.
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      Re: Calling *all* BT Engineers (a very stupid question)!

      Many Thanks to you both, although I did say it was a kind of dumb question!

      Note to Adslnation, Just thought I would let you know that I received the 68mm Filtered Socket on Saturday morning, and I am pleased to report that I managed to fit it without any problems, although due to having a pair of old BT Freestyle cordless phones I was forced into connecting the Ringer wire (orange/white) as they refused to ring without it connected!

      I will be ordering an XTE-2005 faceplate when they are back in stock!

      PS: If there is anybody else who is Red/Green colour blind (like me), here is a little tip, if you have to remove an old extension socket, cut the wires about an inch from the terminals and then remove the socket. That way you can match up the new connections using the old socket for comparison!


      Best Wishes as always,

      Gaz.

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      Re: Calling *all* BT Engineers (a very stupid question)!

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      You don't need to, the tool forces the wire in and strips it as it does it so to speak.
      The plastic tool I got from ADSLnation could be designed better. The wire holder is a bit too long, so it buts up against the base by the IDC connector before the entry is sound. The result is the wire ONLY JUST enters the slot in the connector block. Cutting 2mm off the end of the tool fixed it.

      JaX

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      Re: Calling *all* BT Engineers (a very stupid question)!

      Quote Originally Posted by JaXanim View Post
      The plastic tool I got from ADSLnation could be designed better. The wire holder is a bit too long, so it buts up against the base by the IDC connector before the entry is sound. The result is the wire ONLY JUST enters the slot in the connector block. Cutting 2mm off the end of the tool fixed it.

      JaX
      Yeah JaX I found the same with mine, it could of been just a tad shorter. Hey but still worked a treat!

     

     

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