help with cat5 installation


Old 03-21-16, 06:56 AM
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help with cat5 installation

I have cat 5 coming into the house from the telco nid.

I am only using 2 pairs. One pair is for landline phone and the other pair is for internet.

I have them going into a junction box where the two seperate lines are connected with scotchlocks. I dont have a 66 block or any sort of real connection point. But I only have 2 lines so that would be a bunch of wasted space.

The wire coming from outside is a bit damaged (insulation taped, might not be outdoor wire) and I want to replace it but if I do so I may as well make the inside connection look pro.

I was wondering what would be the best setup on the inside? Is the junction box setup I currently have a sloppy idea?
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Old 03-21-16, 08:15 AM
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The wiring coming from the network interface device will not be weatherproof wire. Usually very little is exposed outside to cause a problem.

You can do anything you want for a splice..... it's not critical.
You can use small terminal blocks strips.

I carry small 66B splice blocks like in the picture below.

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