Save Money With DIY Phone Wiring

It’s not the prettiest site in the world, but homephonewiring.com has awesome guides for just about anything you might want to do with your home phone service. I went looking for it because my Mom wanted me to wire her up an additional phone jack and the instructions worked perfectly! They also have step-by-step guides for wiring a second line, wiring a third line, and wiring a DSL splitter. Very handy stuff if you don’t mind hacking around a bit with these things.

Verizon wanted to charge more than $100 to come out and wire up the additional jack, but it’s really only about twenty minuets worth of work and all you need is a screwdriver and wire cutters! It’s amazing how much money you can save if you are just willing to try something yourself!

2 thoughts on “Save Money With DIY Phone Wiring

  1. Thanks cliff! When we moved into our current apartment (a house) I went through and wired using RG-6 coax (double shielded high quality) and CAT5 for voice and data. I mistakingly bought my coax, but found out that if you contact your cable company, they will supply you with the cable for you to run, and then send a tech to use a compression tool for fittings if you like. (Recommended)
    For all the jacks I ordered I went to Deep Surplus Even after cost of shipping, I saved TONS on the jacks (think a third of the cost of at Dome Hepot) and such. They’re also one of those companies that throws in a bag of skittles or something in the box. You know, in case half way through wiring you need a sugar rush. :-)

  2. I had the very same experience and have a loose connection of phones wires like your picture. It was like a blast from the past. Who knew we would ever have to string phone lines again?

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