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    mz2richard Posts: 39, Reputation: 1
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    Apr 5, 2006, 01:40 PM
    Ideal Tap Splices for Phone Wire
    Hello Group! Would anyone tell me how to use the name band Ideal Tap Splice #85-900? How do these differ from the butt splices? Any Help appreciated. I don't know squat about running phone lines.:o
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    Apr 5, 2006, 01:54 PM
    Ideal calls this an "Insulation Displacement Connector", therefore, all you should need to do is to insert the wire with insulation on it, not stripped, into a port hole.

    You may need to tug on the wire back out a bit to insure the grips inside the connector pierce the insulation.

    A traditional "butt splice" requires the wire insulation be stripped, and the shoulder of the but splice connector be crimped with a crimping tool.
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    Apr 5, 2006, 03:06 PM
    Thank you again, TK! If I am using 3 Pair phone wire, Do I need to use six taps? One for each wire?
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    Apr 5, 2006, 04:35 PM
    Yes. One for each color wire being spliced together.

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