Thanks, This was a good read...
I think i have some stuff from a while back, but I'll prolly just get a new kit and a 500' reel, a bunch of end fittings and a 4 ways splitter,
-Clean up the service line drop, replace connector if it's corroded (prolly is)
-Run the main line from the Service drop to the void between the first and second floor,
-have it stop halfway between the north and south walls, there's a Access panel on the 2nd floor's wall for accessing the void at that spot, cut the line, install the connectors, Mount the 4 way splitter.
- Run Line 1 back down the void, have it come out of the ceiling right next to the TV Wall, Use Existing "raceway" to run down the wall to the TV, , tip the cable, connect to 4-Way splitter and DVR/TV1
- Run lines 2 and 3 the opposite direction down the void to the office wall, come through the ceiling and down the wall "raceway" to DVR/TV2, one line will be about 2 feet longer and goto the Modem. Tip the cables connect them to the splitter and TV/Modem.
- Run Line 4 Vertically from the void through the wall to the 2nd floor office (about 10 feet), come through dry wall next to PC Station, Install Wall Plate and
If adding wall plates doesnt effect the signal levels, I'll put Steel handy boxes and wall plates at all the exit points, then just make cables to go from the wall plates to the DVRs/Modems/PC Tuners.
But as it stands, there are already "Raceways/Covers" for Cat5 Cable Runs on the 1st floor's ceiling that literally run from room to room, so I can use those on the first floor, and then use handy box and wall plate for the 2nd floor outlet.
I May Also Install just a 3-Way Splitter, Until I actually get the Tuner Equipment for the 2nd Story Office (Save a few pennies now, and not split the signal as much.)
And Once the Tuner is installed in the 2nd story office, the 1st story DVR will be returned to Provider (2nd Story Tuner will be a 6 Tuner Cable Card network box, So I could simply unplug the 1st story office DVR Line and Plug in the 2nd story line later on).
I live next to a Home Depot... .... So.. buying from them is easy.
A Good Splitter.
(Are the GE 4-Way 2500Mhz Splitters good?, I remember somewhere there was a list of brands to avoid.), and the GE Brand seem to have alot of customer reviews with Digital Cable Problems.
Should I just stick with buying Klien Tools brand, since everything else is from them.
Klien Tools 4-Ways 2Ghz+ Splitter
this "Ideal" Brand splitter looks exactly like the Monster Splitter, and includes the same accessories:
3-Way Ideal Brand:
RG6 Compression Connector Kit: (comes with crimp, stripper, tester, 10 Connectors)
*10-Pack of Compression Fittings ( I'll need 18 minimum, so this pack plus the 10 that comes in the kit, if i use wall plates instead of the raceways).
*Single Port Wall Plate x2 :
*Dual Wall Plate:
*Steel Handy Box x 3
*= If i decide not to just use the current raceways i have for the cat5.
I have plenty of planning time, so.... not gonna be doing this for at least a month from now.