[mythtv-users] OT: Wiring a new construction home for A/V, Ethernet, etc
R. G. Newbury
newbury at mandamus.org
Mon Dec 1 22:21:06 UTC 2008
Matt S. wrote:
> As an FYI, here's some more high-level basics of the house and what I
> want to do:
> - 2 story house, with a basement.
> - I will have a fairly large open "closet" area under the stairs in
> the basement, which is where I would plan on putting the servers,
> switches, routers, patch panels, etc. It will be my "server closet".
Since you have a basement, talk to you architect/builder about how the
joists run. Most homes have the joists running from front to back, and
there is a transverse center beam for support. The centre beam sits on
jacks, or blocks. However that is done, you have to drill holes through
every joist for the electrical and plumbing..
Unless at the centre, the front and back joists end on separate beams
with an open joist section between them running from one side to the
other of the house...For all the plumbing and electrical. You might need
an extra I beam and a jack or two, but the wiring etc. is much easier.
If you can't do that, at least, get a drill press and drill all the
holes in the joists BEFORE they are nailed in place. Drilling joists
over your head is damned hard on the shoulders....Been there..
Please let me know if anything I say offends you.
I may wish to offend you again in the future.
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