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How to repair a broken phone wire

 phone splice instructions

It's been over a year since our phone line was cut in half by some reckless weed eating on my part. At the time I just stripped each wire and wrapped them together with a bit of electrical tape for protection. Well that kind of repair will only last so long if it's subjected to the outside elements.

I had to repeat that fix twice last winter due to moisture getting into the taped area and knocking out our phone service. Also the twisting of the wires can sometimes cause them to become weak and break.

I was quizzing our local radio shack guy on this last week hoping to find a clever solution and he came through with these phone splice connectors. Expect to spend just under a buck for each one, and get 2 packages if you need more than 4 wires spliced like most phone cables. It's really easy. You just slide each wire all the way in and crimp down with a set of pliers. Make sure you press hard.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Thank u I saved so much time and cussing the phone line trying to fix a cut line while I was weed eating ,it was laying on the ground under some grass . But I wish the phone company would come up with some good clamps to hold the line off the ground .....thank u again
Comment by Linda swisher Thu Aug 13 09:40:48 2015

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