Help with installation of Telephone Jack.

  1. Gather the tools and materials you will need: Wire stripping, pliers, Needle nose pliers, Screwdrivers, Telephone wire, Telephone jack, Installer drill bit, Cable staples.
  2. Determine where you want to install the new telephone jack as well as where the nearest existing jack is located.
  3. Measure the distance from the existing jack to where you want to install the new jack. Include the total distances along baseboards and around doors in your calculations. Go to your local home store to buy your your telephone jack and telephone wire (it's cheap so get a few feet extra).
  4. Run your telephone wire from the existing jack (be sure you leave few extra inches) to where you want to your new jack to go. If you need to go through an interior wall, drill a small hole in the drywall and pass the wire through.
  5. Skin 2 inches of the grey insulation from the telephone wire at the existing jack. Inside will be four wires: red, green, black and yellow. Skin about 1 inch of insulation from each wire.
  6. Remove the cover of the existing jack; loosen the screws holding the wires to the terminals and, using your needle nose pliers, attach similar colored wires to each terminal (red to red, green to green, black to black and yellow to yellow).
  7. Repeat the wire skinning detailed above at the new jack location and attach your telephone wire to the terminals inside the jack that are marked red, green, yellow and black.
  8. Fasten your new jack to the baseboard. Some jacks come with double-sided tape for installation, but it's often just as easy to use a small screw to attach the jack.
  9. Secure the telephone wire you have run, either by tucking it under the baseboard or by stapling it with a staple gun and staples designed to fasten cables. (Be careful; you don't want any staples going through the telephone wire).