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Remove Phone Jack on wall

Stuardo
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Remove Phone Jack on wall

Hi Workshoppers, 

I want to remove the old phone jack on the wall in the kitchen and plaster up the hole.

My question is, is it safe to just cut the wire and push it back into the cavity before I cover over it?

I just got NBN connected so the old phone line is now redundant.

Thanks,

Stuart.

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Prof
Super Contributor

Re: Remove Phone Jack on wall

Yes it's perfectly safe to cut the phone line..
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MartyH
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Re: Remove Phone Jack on wall

Probably heaps of Aussies doing this at the moment! 

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Stuardo
Established Contributor

Re: Remove Phone Jack on wall

Thanks Guys, I have a respect for anything with wires and leave that to the sparkys. I am going to unscrew it and push the whole thing into the cavity then patch it up. The phone on the wall is then relegated to the history books.
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robchin
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Re: Remove Phone Jack on wall

You can get blank plates that you could use from the hardware or electrical shop. We did this and it looked fine and if we ever need to put a powerpoint or data point in - easy to retrofit.
https://www.bunnings.com.au/deta-blank-wall-cover-plate_p4430455
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Stuardo
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Re: Remove Phone Jack on wall

Good idea @robchin , a kitchen reno is in the future so I may need it.

Cheers,

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DIYology
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Re: Remove Phone Jack on wall

Agree Stuardo, 

 

These wires have a small amount of current running through them so best to leave it intact and push it into the wall. 

 

As for patching, you can also purchase a a patch from Bunnings, add some multi purpose compound over a few days with drying and sanding in between, and a lick of paint will bring it back to brand new. 

 

This is a link to the pre-made wall patch sold at Bunnings:

https://www.bunnings.com.au/pfeiffer-15cm-plaster-repair-wall-patch_p1660009

 

If you have any questions on how to use these, have a chat to either your paint or DIY team member at your local Bunnings warehouse. 

 

Here is a link to using a more traditional method to repaire holes in plaster:

https://www.bunnings.com.au/diy-advice/home-improvement/walls/how-to-fix-a-hole-in-a-plaster-wall

 

-Adam 

 

 

** Currently employed @ Bunnings however my posts, ideas, projects, views & opinions are my own personal & not Bunnings **
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