Telephone and/or Coaxial cables cut?
Try the following for temporary fixes:
The telephone cable has several pairs of color-coded insulated conductors. Only one pair of conductors is used per telephone number. To see what pair needs to be reconnected at the telephone junction box near on the outside of your garage carefully open up the telephone junction box on your patio and see what color is used. At my condo the wires used are blue with white stripes. For a temporary fix remove some insulation from just those wires to bare their ends then separately twist the matching pairs together. Check for dial tone.
The coaxial TV cable consists of a round, insulated conducting wire, surrounded by an insulating spacer, surrounded by a cylindrical conducting sheath, that is surrounded by a final insulating layer. Removing the insulation down to that center conducting wire then twisting the ends of the cut cable together will give a poor reception at best. Remove about 1/4 of an inch of insulation from just one of the ends. On the other cut end next to that center conducting wire make a hole touching it. Force the bare end of that center conducting wire tightly into that hole on the other end so the wires touch and there is no gap in the insulation. Check for quality of reception. You might have to make another hole and force the wires together again to get an acceptable reception. Mine is great.
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