[mythtv-users] OT: Wiring a new construction home for A/V, Ethernet, etc
fairlane at springcom.com
Tue Dec 2 18:30:03 UTC 2008
Travis Tabbal wrote:
> Oh, and don't touch any laminated beams if you have them. I was told
> even a tiny hole means it has to be replaced. I also didn't drill any
> roof trusses for the same reason. I didn't need to anyway, the 2x4s at
> the top and bottom of the stud cavities are generally fair game, so I
> used those. The floor joists in the basement had knockout holes
> pre-cut, so I used a hammer to knock them out and ran cable in there.
> I was told I could knock every one of them out without damaging them.
> If you have a friendly general contractor, ask if he can set aside an
> area for you to use as a basement to attic chase. I used a triangular
> area in a closet space. I just had him add a small wall there and I
> had about 1.5 square feet to work in. More than enough. If you have a
> gas water heater or furnace, you might be able to use the same space
> they run the exhaust vent in.
From an engineering perspective, if you drill a hole in the middle of a
glue-lam, it won't know the difference. Don't drill down towards the
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