Telephone cable

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by fred812, Jul 29, 2021.

  1. fred812

    fred812 Active Member

    Appreciate this isnt strictly electrical but thought I would try here first.

    We have a telephone cable winding its way around the house that appears to emerge from the property near where all telephone gubbins is and disappears back in the other side of the house emerging near the TV. The cable outside is looks too long, isn't clipped in very well and looks a mess. We don't need it either.

    What's the right way of getting it removed? Does it have to be BT or can it be anyone who knows what they are doing, ie an electrician. We need to speak to an Alarm person soon too because we have a redundant one that needs properly decommissioning. Would they be able to help?

    Thanks for any advice.
  2. Jimbo

    Jimbo Screwfix Select

    Do you have a BT line box as the master socket?
  3. FlyByNight

    FlyByNight Well-Known Member

    Is this an unused extension run by yourself or a previous owner/tenant? And as said, do you have a BT master?

    I am going to guess it is a DIY extension and if so, with some guidance, easy to remove yourself.

    As for te alram - depending on your capabilities, it should be easy enough to do. What type is it? Does it work? do you have teh codes?
  4. Bazza

    Bazza Screwfix Select

    Give your alarm bloke £20 and ask him to rip it out.
  5. fred812

    fred812 Active Member

    Hi all, thanks for the replies. Yes got a BT line and broadband. This line was run by the previous owner.

    ** Apologies, been able to access the house end of the wire and it looks like its on and extension socket currently disconnected, so should be easy enough to remove my self.

    Apologies again and thanks for the replies.
  6. fred812

    fred812 Active Member

    Its a Visonic alarm but we don't have any information on how to operate it. There are wireless movement sensors in every room that go red when you move.
  7. Teki

    Teki Screwfix Select

    Visonic isn't a popular brand but nonetheless still good. You may struggle to find an alarm company that is familar with them. They are now owned by Tyco. Which model do you have, PowerMaster?
  8. FlyByNight

    FlyByNight Well-Known Member

    Probably right ... if the OP is confident, then, easy enough to remove. Engineer code should stop tamper alerts when bell box opened.

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