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Offline HarrySmith

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Re: WE 233G conversion In Progress
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2018, 01:26:53 PM »
I swapped in a different network, a WE 425 from an old 500. Same results. I guess I am going to have to look at the dial wiring since everything else looks good.
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Re: WE 233G conversion In Progress
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2018, 02:31:53 PM »
The dial opens one side of the line for pulses. The other switches close to shunt the receiver.
So that doesn't make sense.... I thought you were using an ITT network, but with so many posts...
Do you have a millimeter? Or continuity tester?
What I would do is check hook switch contacts, dial contacts, etc. Then check for a potential to everything else to see if something has grounded, or shorted to something else.
Then connect the bare essentials to power the network, and check for stray voltage to other places.
That is odd, sounds like you have tried to isolate everything, but something's still an issue.
Good luck Harry.

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Re: WE 233G conversion In Progress
« Reply #17 on: September 23, 2018, 05:29:23 PM »
If you want to test it with the upper housing removed, you can short the transfer contacts  below the hookswitch as follows:

Top one (with W marked in pencil) with 3rd one
2nd one with 4th one

This should give you dial tone, and the hookswitch should disconnect the line and the receiver when  you hang up.
This is easy to do if you happen to have some test leads with alligator clips on each end. (Radio Shack used to sell a set of 4: red, green, yellow and black.)

Also, since you are making this a non-coin phone anyway,  you can lose the connections on the terminal strip at the top of the backboard: Just move the black handset wire from T on strip to B on network, and the red and white handset wires from TR on terminal strip to R on the network.
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Re: WE 233G conversion In Progress
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2018, 05:38:44 PM »
Thanks again for all the help. I just put this project on hold. I was hoping to have one done by now but that did not work out. My wife has been away for a week and I kind of took over the house with this project and made quite a mess. I need to get things cleaned up as she will be home tomorrow! Plus I still have grocery shopping to do! I will report when I get back on it.
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Offline Butch Harlow

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Re: WE 233G conversion In Progress
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2018, 05:53:53 PM »
Thanks again for all the help. I just put this project on hold. I was hoping to have one done by now but that did not work out. My wife has been away for a week and I kind of took over the house with this project and made quite a mess. I need to get things cleaned up as she will be home tomorrow! Plus I still have grocery shopping to do! I will report when I get back on it.

Ha! Somebody knows what side his bread is buttered on. I have a similar problem, but just a small apartment to contain it all. I regularly pack it all away, just to get it all back out for the next project. I try to be good, because I am hoping to soften her up for the day I drag a phone booth home, lol.

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Re: WE 233G conversion In Progress
« Reply #20 on: September 23, 2018, 06:11:46 PM »
I try to be good, because I am hoping to soften her up for the day I drag a phone booth home, lol.

When you bring the booth home, just tell her it is an extra closet. She will be all smiles. :)
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Re: WE 233G conversion In Progress
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2018, 06:38:12 PM »
Yup ;)
My work area is restricted to one corner of the dining room table, very little space. If we are having any guests even that little bit get's packed up & put away. This past week I had payphones & payphone stuff all over the table, dining room, living room & part of the kitchen! If she ever saw that I would be in the dog house for sure! Still working on cleaning it all up, just sat down to take a break! I did not realize all the stuff I had out!
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Re: WE 233G conversion In Progress
« Reply #22 on: September 23, 2018, 06:41:57 PM »
Gotta keep the wife happy, I know all about that.
Happy wife, happy life.