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

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Dec 1 21:53:24 UTC 2008

On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 11:31 AM, Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com> 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

Good advice, as a note, don't have more than 360deg worth of bends in
the conduit, it makes pulling cable a PITA, and technically it's
against code.

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