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post #1 of 3 Old 06-03-2014, 01:14 PM - Thread Starter
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Does anybody have a link to a good configurator for putting together a structured cabling box? or favorite dealer for that kind of gear?

I just built a detached garage and have data and sat cables ran out there. I want to do it right and get the shop wired up properly. The stuff at Lowe's is probably all I need, but just a quick search online I find plenty of alternates at cheaper prices.

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I don't know of any configurator, but it's not really necessary. You just buy as many block/modules as you have cables. The product catalog pages will show you the various module options. You probably just need a telco module and 1-2 network (RJ45) blocks. Leave the coax connections for whichever provider you have to deal with - don't buy splitters/amps for them - let the installer do it.

Stick with the major brands (Leviton, Legrand/OnQ). You want compatible modules to be available for years to come. I've been unimpressed with some of the "cheap" brands in terms of build quality.

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Thanks!

I found that Smarthome.com has Leviton for less than half the cost of Lowe's. I'll try and match up the part numbers and make sure they all work together. I got suspicious of some of the items available being compatible. That is what prompted my original post. Before I spent hours doing research, I was hoping someone else had invented that wheel already.

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