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Hooking up a 4 line phone

Discussion in 'Business Fundamentals' started by kandklandscape0, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. kandklandscape0

    kandklandscape0 Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    Not sure if this is the correct form to be posting in but we just bought a 4 line phone system that is expandable up to 16 stations.

    Ok we got the main line and fax line currently, we are getting 2 more lines installed next week. The fax is a seperate line then the main line #

    My ? is do I need to install 2 more additional lines, and 2 more surface mount jacks? Should I run 2 NEW wires to the D MARK? The phone mount jack says it is a 6 conductor which seperates 3 lines, I understand you can take one jack and get 3 lines out of it, however the 2 new lines will be going to other phones.

    What I want to do is keep ALL lines in the same place as in keep them in the current location. I could imagine I could just take the wires off the other (main) jack and split them off the the 2 new lines correct? And then I need to run from these boxs to where the phones are located. I do not want to have the phone cord running from the jack to the phone 100' long like they will need to be. I would rather run them in the rafters below the floor, surely understanding is.\

    Confusing question I guess lol. But what im asking is if I can just jump the new surface mount jacks to the current (main) line without running the wires to the dmark, However I just need to bounce the new lines from the new boxs to where the phones are, is this correct?
  2. kandklandscape0

    kandklandscape0 Senior Member
    Messages: 113

    Also I want all the lines from the d mark to ring on the 4 line phone, and or cordless phone. Is this possible without purchasing a huge phone system? I only want the 3 lines, (main) currently hooked up and the 2 other lines i am going to get installed.
  3. Clapper&Company

    Clapper&Company PlowSite Veteran
    from NE OHIO
    Messages: 4,413

    Im not sure without being there to see it. We have a 2 line system, and it was ez lol.

    My buddy has 5 lines with 26 diffen Locations, thur out his shop. but were taking 7-8k system.
  4. Snowpower

    Snowpower Senior Member
    Messages: 636

    Why worry about it. When the installer comes just tell him what you want, and go have a cup of coffee and when he wants to know about snow removal, he can ask you.

    MIDTOWNPC PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,556

    this might be up my alley so I will try and shed some light on it

    each phone line requires 2 wires.
    most standard phone cable has 4 wires, therefor you can get 2 lines on each wire.

    so by the sounds of it you will need to string more wire.

    also most cheaper phones that are not part of a (phone system with a base mount) will only take 2 lines.

    if you have a (phone system with a base mount) then everything is controlled with 2 wires and the system base station does the splitting and routing. this system is usually not cheap

    pull an existing surface mount jack and on the wire is there 4 or 6 wires? if 6 then you can run 3 lines, and your fax line you will just have to reroute perhaps run another wire, but that should be for only one place.