I do not accept any liability for any injury, expense or damages
you incur from attempting to perform your own telephone wiring.
The advice provided here is general in nature. Every telephone installation is
unique in some way.
If you have any doubt about your ability to perform the tasks covered in the
advice provided here, or any doubt about your ability to resolve problems
encountered, I recommend you seek the services of a professional phone
technician from your phone company or another company.
- Do NOT work on your telephone at all if you wear a pacemaker.
- Telephone lines carry electrical current.
Avoid contact with the electrical current.
- Use tools with insulated handles.
- Do NOT work on you telephone wiring while a thunder storm is in the vicinity.
- Be sure that the modular plug is not connected to the test jack in your
NID while you are working on you telephone wiring.
- Do NOT place telephone wiring or connections in any conduit, outlet or
junction box containing electrical wiring.
- Do NOT connect to, remove, or modify any protector or grounding wires placed
by your phone company.
- Secure your NID. Most residential NIDs can be secured with a customer
This not only increases safety, but also helps prevent someone from connecting a
phone at your NID and stealing local and long distance phone service from you.
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