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                         THE ABC'S OF PAYPHONES PART 3

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Well our mail boxes having been filling up with questions regarding this

series.  We will answer them all in future files.

Ok, now you have your payphone home.  What do you do with it.  Well, if

you want to make it work, you need to run up a five prong cable from

the phone line in your basement.  The outlet in the wall won't work.

Now, a two inch hole at the left front of it.  Remove the back panel

(as described in part 1)  and disconnect the wires coming out of it.

You will see them coming from silver screws.  Disconnect them all.  Now

make sure you know which screws they came from.

Now for some explaining.  You could just wire it up with the existing

wires, but then it will make tones, so we are going to rewire it.

You will need 10 heavy duty 7 inch wires for the next part.

If you don't want it to accept money, skip this part.

Take the 12 O'clock screw and connect it to the screw at the bottom of

the totalizer. You will have to push it through, then take the top

off, and connect it. Connect the 2 O'clock screw to the green wire on

the silver box. Just cut the green wire from the box and connect them.

Ok, now this is the part that makes them work. Take the silver box

which is hanging loose now (make sure the wires attached already don't

come loose), and attach your 10 wires to the screws on the phone. Now

starting at the left top of the silver box, hook the wires on counter

clockwise starting with 3 O'clock, excluding 12, 2, 2:30, and 4.

Now run the cable up through the bottom, and hook it to the front of the

silver box.  It should now work.

Ok, now to answer a question.  A MAD! reader wants to know if you could

trip the totalizer using a wire stuck up the coin slot.

MR. C0SMOS answers that it would be very hard because of the bends

involved, and metal in the way.  You might be able to if you used a

non-magnetic, very small, bendable rod.   Just keep going up, until you

encounter a small lever, then move it. It would take alot of patience.

Watch for part 4 soon.