Repair telephone cable

If the phone and the Internet are dropping out or giving no sign of life at all, the phone cable may have gotten it. In order to be connected to Telenez again quickly and not have to pay expensive technicians, you can also repair the cable yourself if necessary.

Ways to Repair a Telephone Cord

Very few of them lay their in-house telephone cable in a milled and plastered channel in the house wall, but instead use cable channels placed on the wall for the optics. They are also happy to take a detour via the attic or simply nail the cable to the wall along the edges of the door frame. The very relaxed even let it disappear under the carpet in places.

Of course, the more a telephone cord is exposed to life in the house, the more susceptible it is to damage. Chronic bruises, rodents in the attic or slips during DIY work can partially or completely cut the cable.

There are a few ways to mend it. For example:

  • Soldering and shrink tubing
  • With single wire connector
  • With luster terminals

Avoid using makeshift squeezing and tape wrapping. While this can be a short-term solution, it can also lead to further disruptions.

Better to make a clean connection. To do this, the damaged area must first be cut out generously (if the copper wires are crushed, the copper wires may be damaged over a longer distance). Carefully strip the straight cut edges so that no new damage occurs to the inner copper wires. If a shield is available (an aluminum foil with a drain wire to suppress interference), remove it as well up to the edge of the stripping.

Isolate the individual wires separately by about one centimeter, depending on the planned connection method. Regardless of this, it is of course important to correctly route the separate wires together. However, this is usually not difficult due to the colored insulation. With ring markings, however, the differences are sometimes not that easy to see.

Soldering and shrink tubing

A particularly lean method is soldering the individual wires. The connection with cable lugs is even more secure. Before you solder a connection, put a piece of heat shrink tubing on one end of the cable. After soldering, slide it over the connection point and leave the piece of hose by warming it with a lighter (carefully! Avoid direct flame contact if possible!) shrink flush with the cable connection.

Single wire connector or luster terminals

Clamp and screw connection parts such as single wire connectors or the good old luster terminal are somewhat simpler and very stable, but visually less attractive and bulky.