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We have years of experience installing new sockets in domestic situations. Cordless phones have almost done away with the need for wired extension sockets. However customers still do need them for corded extensions, which are useful in case of mains fail to allow a single phone that will still work. Some customers do still prefer to use a corded phone. Extension telephone sockets are required also to plug in such things as Warden Call equipment, Routers and Faxes.
As for wiring a new extension socket the cheapest option is usually surface wiring with surface boxes. The cabling is only small diameter so is not very obtrusive. Depending upon situation we can either run the cable along the skirting board or simply drill out through the wall and run external wiring on the outside of the building and re-enter the building wherever the extension is required. Internal cabling can be concealed under carpets, assuming it is not going to be in areas of high wear. If it is fixed to the skirting board, it can be decorated over in the future to hide it even more. We can also put wiring in trunking, under floorboards, in false ceilings, wherever you like.
The more difficult a route quite simply the longer it will take and the more expensive it is because of the time taken and because of the cost of additional materials in the case of trunking for example.
This socket is the interface between your Internet Service Provider's telephone line and your internal telephone extensions. Very often they were mounted above doors, on window sills and sometimes in the most inconvenient locations. They can be moved to more convenient locations especially if you are going to get a new door, double glazing or blinds. This point is the best place to try and trace any fault that you are experiencing on your line.
The point of the NTE5 is to give BT a demarcation or test point for an engineer to isolate the external wiring from the internal wiring. The NTE5 above is open to reveal the front plate which is where internal wiring to extensions is attached.
We have years of experience tracing faults on domestic telephone installations including BT faults. We like a good challenge! Sometimes it can be a bit like detective work and certainly does involve patience and concentration.
We will happily discuss your telephone installation with you and if necessary arrange a visit to sort any problems just call All Mod Comms on 0800 612 8410.
I try to keep an up to date rogues gallery of faults with an explanation of each of them on my Facebook page at: TELEPHONE ENGINEER IN YORK, ALL MOD COMMS.
If you have difficulty hearing the latest crop of tone callers and warblers that are a poor excuse for alerting you to answer a telephone call, you may need a good old fashioned bell to hear. In the Commercial section we have described larger bells for external situations but there are also bells available that suit the domestic environment.
First of all there is a Bellset 50C which is a bell designed to be wall mounted and permanently wired, with proper bell gongs and a noise to match.Then there is the Bellset 50E which is a bit more user friendly and is designed to be plugged into a suitable telephone socket and wall mounted onto screws.
Then there is the Extension Tone Caller which again is designed to plug into a telephone socket and can also be wall mounted.
If you are interested in a bell then please ring on 0800 612 8410 and tell us what your requirements are.
If you have an older British Telecom or Post Office dial telephone that doesn't have a modern plug on it we can get it working for you cheaply. The conversion for the phones from the 60's is a little more complicated in that we have to change the internal wiring of the phone as well as putting on a new cord. Phones from the 70's and 80's again need a new cord, additional components and a bit of work inside. This assumes that they do have all the relevant components inside and they have not deteriorated. Just to clarify I do not refurbish foreign dial telephones.
We can supply some older phones. If there is no link on the website to check whether we have any phones for sale then please email us using the contact us page.
Please be warned that although these phones will work with an incoming ring and will give you that great bell ring, when it comes to outgoing calls you need to check that your exchange can still cope with 'Pulse' dialling, most BT exchanges can. As well as that please don't rely on such a phone to call telephone banking or call centres where you are expected to press digits to route your call. However their saving grace is that when all your cordless phones fail when the electricity goes off, they are an ideal 'mains fail' phone, as they do still ring and you can make and receive calls.
The Wi-Fi signal from your router is degraded by other signals sent out by your neighbours routers, brick walls, fluorescent light fittings and microwave ovens amongst other things.
There are measures that can be taken to ensure that all of your home can have a decent Wi-Fi signal using Wireless Access Points which are relatively inexpensive units and which have to be wired direct from the location of your router.
A simple App that you can get for a smart phone known as 'Wi-Fi Analyser' can illustrate to you why you are having difficulties in various parts of your home. If the signal falls below -70dB then you will have trouble logging in and at best will have an interrupted service.
More recently we have been asked to extend a network to a garden office which these days is not unusual, with more people working from home. This can be achieved using two pieces of equipment known collectively as a bridge which work on line of sight (anything up to 2 kilometres) to provide a link in a data network. In this case they were used to power a PC which would work simultaneously at the remote location.
The photos below are of a typical installation of this type that we completed, they linked the house to a cabin in the Garden which is where the Router was located, this allowed us to connect the router to a Wireless Access Point in the main building for Wi-Fi access in both buildings. The photos were taken at dusk so please excuse the quality of them.
If you have a Wireless black spot we have a solution for you.
If there is anything we can help you with in the way of faults or new installations then please use the 'contact us' page or ring us on 0800 612 8410 and we can discuss the matter.
We had plenty of experience installing network cable while we were employed by BT so have experience of flood wiring office blocks, terminating patch panels and terminating network sockets, Krone terminations and have since had to run network cable in call centres.
Applying that to the domestic situation is still useful as a single router is often not suitable to serve the Wireless requirements of the average house. So either the router needs to be moved to a more central location or cables can be run from the free ports on the router to other rooms to either hard wire connections to PC's, or to install Wireless Access Points to fill the gaps where the routers wi-fi does not reach.
Powerline adaptors, or homeplugs, can sometimes be used to link a network where cables cannot be used for aesthetic or practical reasons. They can be very successful but don't count on them especially in old buildings where the mains wiring may have been spurred or may go to another fuse board. This set up is notorious for lacking continuity as the adapters don't synchronise.
In planning for the possibility of further external use of Category 5e cable I am now equipped with 'External' and 'Internal' varieties of Cat 5e cable as well as Cat6 cable if you feel the need to future proof your cabling.
If you would like to discuss this further please go to the 'contact us' page and tell us what your requirements are or please ring us on 0800 612 8410
If you think we can help you with any of these residential services please give us a call on 0800 612 8410 or use the 'contact us' page.