Structured Phone - Phase 1
I am NOT going to re-wire all the phone wire in my house, but all of the new stuff will definitely be structured. And like everything else I am doing in my basement, the plan is to move as much as I can away from the crammed corner where my electrical panel is.
I will be using BIX components, not 66 or 110 blocks, for my structured phone wiring. 66's aren't available in the area, and I don't really like 110. That, and a long time ago I used to work for Northern Telecom. :-)
For phase 1 of Structure Phone I put a small BIX panel near my electrical panel in order to:
- clean up the legacy installation
- connect the cat3 that is running over to the second BIX panel in the middle of the basement.
Wiring up all the basement jacks and the second BIX panel will have to wait until after drywall.
Anyhoo, it went fairly well. I tentatively cut the mess of quick wire connections the original installer did between the legacy house circuits, the security system, and the line out to the street. Once it was all punched in everything still worked ! yay !
What's funny is that whenever I am working on the BIX panels all I can hear in my head is "BIX! BIX! BIX!" from this old installation training video that I saw on youtube. It's done in a funny faux-sports event style, check it out if you have time.