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Your Dad is definitely thinking ahead but he needs to focus on this just a bit more...
If he is doing the work himself or has access to do this wiring and the expertise, then he really needs to think about every little thing he wants in place, and where he wants it before drywall goes up.
Why is he running a HDMI/cat-x wire behind the wall? Is this for a TV? A projector? Something else? Where is the equipment located? Why is it remote located?
My general rule is that from a head end location where all the equipment will be, including networking, phones, and A/V, you should run no less than 2 pieces of cat-6 cable and 1 decent quality HDMI cable if the run is 50' or less. Better, is to run a piece of 1.25" or larger conduit to any primary video locations.
You should also be looking to run speaker wires, and anything else you may want right now since the walls are open. It takes some time, but it is VERY easy to do right now, and very difficult to do later on.
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