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Default Home Phone Wiring Repair

On 4/28/2016 11:46 AM, wrote:
On Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 10:30:00 AM UTC-4, Art Todesco wrote:
No. That wall-wart is most likely for 1970s era phones with lighted
dials. All power comes over the 2 wires. If you have a DC voltmeter,
it would be interesting to read the voltage on each of the 2 wires, red
and green, to a ground, such as an outlet box or cold water pipe, i.e.
red to ground and green to ground. Also, across the red and green.

I don't have one, the only thing I have is a WWII era testing light. Two end probes and a tiny light of unknown wattage in the middle. It doesn't light up on the incoming wires.

You may wish to consider a trip to Harbor
Freight. Or chat with some neighbors (you
did mention having a cell phone) and see
if any of them has some wiring skill and

Christopher A. Young
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