Connect the wires
CSA-approved telephone wire is colour-coded to help you connect the proper wires:
- Using a wire stripping tool, remove about 10 cm (4 inches) of the outside plastic sheath (usually beige or grey) that bundles the wires together. Be careful not to nick insulation or cut the wires beneath the sheath.
- Using a wire stripping tool, remove about 3 cm (1 inch) of the plastic insulation from each of the coloured wires to expose the copper as shown in the diagram (see Figure 4).
- Fasten the jack casing securely to the wall or baseboard using the appropriate metal or wood screws. Pull the wire through the opening in the jack casing (see Figure 5).
- Match each coloured wire to the appropriate terminal on the jacks as shown in the diagrams.
- Ensure that no copper wire is touching any exposed metal inside the jack or electrical box.
- Ensure that all connections are secure.
- Place the jack cover over the casing and either snap or screw it into place.
At the demarcation point
- Strip the wire sheath and coloured wires the same way you did for the jacks.
- Connect the wires that come from each jack location to the wire distribution device that's located near the demarcation jack. Be sure to match the colours correctly (see Figure 6).
If your house is equipped with a network interface device (NID) outside the building, you will have to run the wires outside of the house or office to connect them to this device. We recommend drilling a hole with a downward angle towards the outside. Use a masonry or regular wood drill depending on where you drill the hole.
Run the wires through the hole out to the device and leave at least 1 m (3 feet) of wiring outside. Fill the hole with some sealant to avoid water leaks or any intrusion of insects. To connect the wires to the NID, follow the instructions printed inside its front panel.