What is this outlet

mmzymxfFebruary 26, 2012

I see this outlet on the wall of everyroom in the house. Just curious what is this for? Can I just remove them? Thanks!

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mmzymxf

The image url in the previous message didn't seem to work.. Here it is...

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 2:04PM
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Ron Natalie

It's an old style telephone jack.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 2:44PM
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dgeist

For more information:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_plug

Since you have it off, you may as well replace it with an RJ-11 outlet (unless you're really going for that "retro" look and have a phone that uses one.

Dan

    Bookmark   February 27, 2012 at 2:15PM
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