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What can I do with a lineman's test set? Answered

I bought a lineman's test set at a garage sale for a dollar. What can I do with it, anything legal?

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AndyGadget
AndyGadget

7 years ago


It's not going to give you any special capabilities on the phone system but you could put a standard connector on it and use it as a fancy-shaped telephone.

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buffysissy1
buffysissy1

Answer 7 years ago

Could you tell me how to do that? Thanks.

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AndyGadget
AndyGadget

Answer 7 years ago


Yep, as I say . . . Fancy telephone #;¬)

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thematthatter
thematthatter

7 years ago

back in the day you could use it to hook up to the grey box on the outside of someones house and make long distance calls.

But that was before the Gov'ment handed out cellphones like welfare checks and people actually had land lines.

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framistan
framistan

7 years ago

It is just a telephone handset. made extra rugged for use outside in the rain and snow and mud. Some models have a battery inside 9volt that needs replacing occasionally.

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Josehf Murchison
Josehf Murchison

7 years ago

lots can you post a pic, does it have a reflectometer and pocket oscilloscope?
A reflectometer sends a single down a wire and the oscilloscope tells you where the break in the line is.
it has a hundred pratical uses.

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buffysissy1
buffysissy1

Answer 7 years ago

It's the TS19 model, photo above

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iceng
iceng

7 years ago

You appear to Craft Questions like some of us create instructables

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buffysissy1
buffysissy1

Answer 7 years ago

Yes, I agree, very insightful of you.

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buffysissy1
buffysissy1

7 years ago

I'll send a pic later, it's pretty basic, just a keypad I think