[mythtv-users] 'powerline' ethernet experience?

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Tue Dec 8 17:44:41 UTC 2009

On Dec 7, 2009, at 9:28 PM, Christopher X. Candreva wrote:

> On Mon, 7 Dec 2009, Jerome Yuzyk wrote:
>> How about a remote-controlled car pulling some fishing line?
> Some years, I read a magazine article from someone who had used toy  
> radio
> control tanks to run network wires through drop ceilings.

Yeah, they use to sell slingshots for that purpose, too.  I'd often  
just take an old plastic cable spool, or a hunk of wadded up cable,  
and chuck it in the direction I needed it to go.

Sadly, NEC now requires securing low-voltage cable in a way that's  
independent of the ceiling grid, which put an end to most of these  
shenanigans -- if you have to drop a tile to secure it every dozen or  
so feet there's no reason to use anything more sophisticated than a  
couple of fiberglass "fish sticks."  I guess one or two places had  
drop ceilings collapse under the weight of massive bundles of cable,  
triggering the rule change.

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