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  1. Phone line is very staticy. It has a lot of hiss and popping noise. Making
    conversions are impossible. The phone company had fix the box on the light
    pole so many times and it still comes back time after time. When the phone
    company repair-person arrives to check the box the static is gone, so he
    leaves. Minutes after he leaves it comes back. I am put into a waiting list
    again. Sometime I see protuding phone wires from the wall and find that they
    had been shorted together for days. I fixed that. Sometimes it dials 911 for
    no reason. What shoud I do next?
     
  2. BFriedl

    BFriedl Guest

    There should be a customer access box at the point of demarcation if you
    are in the US. This is what seperates "your wiring" from "their wiring."
    Perhaps this is true for other countries as well? Anyways, when you get
    static, go to the access box and plug a phone in there. If static
    remains, then there is nothing you can do but call the telco because it
    is on their side. If it is gone, then you know the problem is in the
    building and can be difficult to diagonse.
     
  3. Jerry G.

    Jerry G. Guest

    A common cause is water or high humidity in the terminal box outside, or
    there is a frayed wire from their system to your home. You should mention
    that this happens when it is raining or wet outside, if you can observe this
    as fact. Have them come out when it is raining. They would then see the
    fault, so that they can fix it.

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    Phone line is very staticy. It has a lot of hiss and popping noise. Making
    conversions are impossible. The phone company had fix the box on the light
    pole so many times and it still comes back time after time. When the phone
    company repair-person arrives to check the box the static is gone, so he
    leaves. Minutes after he leaves it comes back. I am put into a waiting list
    again. Sometime I see protuding phone wires from the wall and find that they
    had been shorted together for days. I fixed that. Sometimes it dials 911
    for
    no reason. What shoud I do next?
     
  4. Okay, I went out and tried your suggestion. You're right, it's on their side.
     
  5. You're right it happens when it rains. Thanks to your idea, I will get them
    here when it rains. The last big storm was when the police showed up for the
    911 call. Several homes on the block also had the same problem.
     
  6. Doug

    Doug Guest


    Also have you tried different phone/wire combinations. I have a phone where
    the satic is caused at the connection between phone and wire.
     
  7. CJT

    CJT Guest

    Huh? That's only true if before your test you disconnect "your wiring."
    Otherwise, any problem in "your wiring" will appear, at the speed of
    light <g>, at the access box, too.
     
  8. Peter Lowrie

    Peter Lowrie Guest

    Get yourself a filter! I use a filter and snapon chokes. Works 4 me.
     
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