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Old 07-08-2004, 05:21 PM   #1
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Default Telephone joke.....good one! (true???)

An elderly lady phoned her telephone company to report that her telephone failed to ring when her friends called - and that on the few occasions when it did ring, her pet dog always moaned right before the phone rang. The telephone repairman proceeded to the scene, curious to see this psychic dog or senile elderly lady.





He climbed a nearby telephone pole, hooked in his test set, and dialed the subscriber'* house. The phone didn't ring right away, but then the dog moaned loudly and the telephone began to ring.


Climbing down from the pole, the telephone repairman found:



1. The dog was tied to the telephone system'* ground wire via a steel chain and collar.


2. The wire connection to the ground rod was loose
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3. The dog was receiving 90 volts of signaling current when the phone number was called.



4. After a couple of such jolts, the dog would start moaning and
then urinate on himself and the ground.


5. The wet ground would complete the circuit, thus causing the phone to ring.





Which demonstrates that some problems CAN be fixed by pissing and moaning.
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:P
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That is too funny!
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LOL...this one will come up again...LOL

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The only ground in a phone system that a dog could be tied to would be the rod, that'* purely there for lightning protections. a phone will work without a ground rod. There'* two wires per line Ring and Tip. Tip is ground.
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thats funny , beats the best one I heard, as follows

One prefix here in our town is 765. Buddy was telling me that when he was a kid, him and his friends used to call 765-4321, then when the person answered, they yelled "BLASTOFF!"
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On a party line the phone does ring to the ground source. On the inside of the phone there are wiring modifications that need to be made. Although most RBOCS do not offer party line service now days if you have it already the RBOC cannot take it away from you so they still need to support party line service.

Question: do you know where the terms Tip and Ring come from? Just testing your knowledge here. I am an old phone f*rt myself.

BTW this story was old when I was a pup with C&P Tel Co in 1968.
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I think I knew that once, it was interesting.... I just learned how to fix my own phone and add connections at the house a few years ago, Everybody else want two arms and a leg for it.
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On old cord boards, switchboards, the plug had three connections, the sleeve for control and the tip of the plug, one side of the line and then there was an insulated ring on the plug for the other side of the line. Tip and Ring.
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Ah Ha! I knew, I swear!
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