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

Mark fairlane at springcom.com
Tue Dec 2 20:36:05 UTC 2008

David Brodbeck wrote:
> Mark wrote:
>>  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 
>> bottom though.
> While that may be true, building codes in many areas absolutely forbid
> drilling a glue-lam beam.
> If you think the laws of physics are tough to argue with, you haven't
> tried tangling with a building inspector. ;)
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As an engineer who's busily finishing his new home, I can't agree more.  
:)  However, it does burn my butt
when I can't do something that I *KNOW* is fine because some beurocrat 
somewhere thinks I shouldn't.  FWIW.

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