[mythtv-users] OT: Wiring a new construction home for A/V, Ethernet, etc

Scott Milliken scott.milliken at e-comsultant.net
Mon Dec 1 16:50:12 UTC 2008

Yan Seiner wrote:
> On Mon, December 1, 2008 8:27 am, Matt S. wrote:
>> Hi!  Sorry for the OT, but I figured that the topic ties into this
>> community pretty nicely
>> Any advice, websites, books, etc out there for wiring a home during
>> construction?  I'll be starting to build my house in the next month or
>> so from the ground up.  I've pretty much got carte blanche on what I
>> can do, and I plan to do most of the wiring for cat6, coax, phone,
>> A/V, speaker, etc myself to gain some sweat equity, and I'm just a DIY
>> kinda guy - which I'm sure most of you on this list can relate to.
>> So... Where should I start?  I want to do it "right", and I want to
>> make sure that I'm futureproofing it as much as I can.  I've got some
>> general ideas and thoughts, and I'm no stranger to making cables, I've
>> just never done a full home setup before from the ground up.
> Don't run cable, run conduit then pull cable.  A 1" conduit can probably
> hold 3-4 cables comfortably.  Run it all to a central location where your
> hub/server will be with no more than 2 ells and you're golden.
> You can always pull cable later as needed.
> --Yan
And just as important as putting in the conduit - get plenty of pull 
string to put into each conduit.  I had a friend put conduit in his 
house and he forgot to put in string, so the first cable pull ended up 
having to be forced from one end through to the other.

Scott Milliken
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