[mythtv-users] OT: Wiring a new construction home for A/V, Ethernet, etc
fairlane at springcom.com
Tue Dec 2 00:03:44 UTC 2008
Jeff Walther wrote:
> To reemphasize the "cable is cheap" mantra. I used all of two 1000 ft.
> boxes and most of a third of cat5 cable. That's about $180 in cable--or
> maybe three hours of labor if you were paying someone for installation.
> How many hours of later installation does an extra 1000 feet of cable now
> save you?
> If you're planning to use wireless ethernet and only cell phones with no
> land lines, then the above equations change. However having a wired house
> is *nice*. I never must mess with configuring all the wireless ports for
> proper security, etc. I don't have bandwidth issues. Of course, I
> installed my cable before wireless really came on the scene so that may
> just be cognitive dissonance talking. :-)
> Jeff Walther
Cable is cheap. I have over 6000 ft in my 2900ft house. Double what
you think you will need. Every spot gets a
minimum of 2 lines. Forget boxes. Use mud rings. I like Arlington
mud rings. They worked well in my house and you
can use all the wall cavity behind the outlet for wire.
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