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

f-myth-users at media.mit.edu f-myth-users at media.mit.edu
Wed Dec 3 05:11:06 UTC 2008

One other thing you might consider, whenever you're running wiring in
open walls (e.g., before any drywall has gone on) is to PHOTOGRAPH the
completed wall.  You never know when, ten years from now, you're really
going to want to know exactly where some wire went so you or some other
contractor knows what to avoid.  And it makes finding studs to hang
things on so much easier!

[One from far enough back to show the whole wall is ideal; some detail
shots might also be useful or interesting.  Given that pictures in
this digital age are essentially free, go nuts.  It'll take you five
minutes and might save you many hours years from now.  Just be sure
to know -which room- and -which wall- each picture is, since there
aren't the usual guideposts if the wall isn't finished yet.  I'd
suggest holding up a piece of paper or an index card (or thumbtacking
it to the wall) with the name of the room and the name of the wall...]

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