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RE: [KAT5] Newbie overload!


  • Subject: RE: [KAT5] Newbie overload!
  • From: "Sullivan, Glenn" <gsullivan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2005 12:09:19 -0500


Michael,

Then figure out where are good "riser" points, and have them
install
some 3 inch conduit... Then you can run them to where ever you want.

Drench the inside of the conduit with liquid silicon, and you'll be much
happier, BTW...

Make sure you can get into the attic and (since you are in the US)
cellar, and that the conduit terminates in intelligent places.

I just filled my first 96 port patch panel, but I'm retrofitting.  But I
use cat5 for everything... Doorbells, alarm sensors, camera signal and
power, phone cords, thermostat/humidistat feed, etc.

And frankly, most of them are not used for anything right now.  But
that's the beauty of structured wiring... Run it once, and you are done.


I have found that there are very few places that I cannot run a wire to
invisibly from either the attic or basement.  An auger bit, some fish
tape, some string and washers (better than fish tape sometimes, from the
attic down) and a rotozip (or a rotozip bit in a drill, in a pinch) are
all you need.  Zip a hole for a faceplate, drill a hole into the wall
from above or below, and start fishing.

(BTW, the exchange rate isn't what killed it for me, it was the
usability at the time... When I got a quote from Keith, it was a
theoretical "how much will I need once I run the cables" kind of
thing.
Now that they are run, I just need to find a good switching product, and
it is time.)

That, and until the Demon Spawn grow up a little, I'm not going to
actually have that many TV points...

But I'll get them eventually... Especially since I've built and cabled
half the node zero already...

Oh, and you are right... "Home Run"s go from endnodes (a large
number of
them) to the central node.  This central node must be decided upon
first, at the zero hour, hence the term Node Zero.  IMNSHO.

I'm trying to get the term to catch on here in the USA... ;-)

HTH,

Glenn Sullivan, MCSE+I  MCDBA
David Clark Company Inc.
-----Original Message-----
From: dcmichael [mailto:dcmichael@xxxxxxx]
Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2005 11:38 PM
To: kat5-users@xxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [KAT5] Newbie overload!



200 runs, as in you have 200 cat 5 wires?  Wow!

I wish I could do more wiring, but the builder is charging me $225 US
per 2x2 run.  They won't let me do any wiring myself, thats how they get
rich.  So every room in my house will have 2 cat 5 and 2 coax cables
going into it (including the master bathroom!)  In my family room, I'm
having an outlet put on the opposite side of the room, so I can change
the seating layout without any headaches.

-M

--- In kat5-users@xxxxxxx, "Paul Gale" <groups@s...> wrote:
> Mike,
>
> I never have enough Cat5! I took all the advice when I re-wired my
house several years ago and put in approx 200 runs of Cat5 around the
house. I ended up moving a lot of my AV kit to a new room and the 6 cat5
runs to that point quickly got swallowed up (Ethernet,
Kat5 RGB, Kat5 S-video, Serial x 3 for plasma, DVD and Amp control etc).
>
> If you've got the chance, always put significantly more in than
you need -  it doesn't need to be terminated at a face plate, just
available in the future. The extra effort and cost of the cable is
miniscule anyway :)
>
> Paul.
>
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Frank Mc Alinden [mailto:fmcalind@b...]
> > Sent: 01 January 2005 20:12
> > To: kat5-users@xxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: [KAT5] Newbie overload!
> >
> >
> > Hi Mike
> >
> > > Do most Kat5 users get away with having just one cat 5
cable?
How
> > > many of you wish you had an "extra" cat 5 cable
and why?
> >
> > Install as much of cat5 cable as you can..... As well as using
cat5 for
> > KAT5
> > i use  the structured cat5 wiring system for my infrared
system , Probe
> > Status system and other ha stuff .....
> >
> > Frank
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "dcmichael" <dcmichael@y...>
> > To: <kat5-users@xxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2005 5:12 AM
> > Subject: [KAT5] Newbie overload!
> >
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > Greetings from Arlington, VA USA
> > >
> > > I'm having a new townhouse built, and for the longest time I
have
> > > been trying to figure out what to do about wiring the place.
> > >
> > > Before I found this group and "discovered" that
you can send
lots of
> > > other stuff over Cat5, I ordered a bunch of "2x2"
wiring from
every
> > > room in the house, leading to a central location (my
garage).
> > >
> > > The 2x2 bundle consists of 2 coax cables, and 2 cat 5
cables.
> > >
> > > I've been trying to read up and figure out the
"best" setup
for my
> > > place, but I'm drowning in too much information.
> > >
> > > Do most Kat5 users get away with having just one cat 5
cable?
How
> > > many of you wish you had an "extra" cat 5 cable
and why?
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > >
> > > -Mike
> > >
> > > P.S.  Any US kat5 users in here?
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Searchable KAT5 archive can be found at
> > > http://www.ukha-archive.com/ Yahoo!
Groups Links
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > Searchable KAT5 archive can be found at http://www.ukha-archive.com/

> > Yahoo! Groups Links
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >





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