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    The job I got 12 years ago involved soldering a connector as part of the practical test. The thinking behind this wasn't because soldering was a vital part of the job but to see if you had common sense and could use tools sensibly (eg there was a small vice provided which you could use to hold the connector while you held the solder in one hand and the iron in the other. Not every candidate did this ...)

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    Jelly Crimps are mans best friend they are great for this job

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    Probably a dumb question, but, which colours are used out of the CAT5 to extend, am I right in saying it's two blue for the analogue line? (blue/white, blue)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    Probably a dumb question, but, which colours are used out of the CAT5 to extend, am I right in saying it's two blue for the analogue line? (blue/white, blue)
    The Blue pair is normally used for voice, but it doesnt have to be.

    This is a very old thread thats been dug up...

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    Quote Originally Posted by robk View Post
    The Blue pair is normally used for voice, but it doesnt have to be.

    This is a very old thread thats been dug up...
    Thanks.

    And I know it's an old thread but didn't see the point in making a new one just to ask that question? Wouldn't be any point in that would there? Sorry if that's a problem.

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    Did this at the weekend and punched down the blue pair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Did this at the weekend and punched down the blue pair.

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    What did you use to make the join, did you terminate the end of the old wire with an RJ11 and the new one and then use couplers?

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