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post #1 of 7 Old 07-30-2014, 08:57 PM - Thread Starter
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Big prewire!

The company I work for is wrapping up a big prewire in a 12,000 s.f. house. It kind of blows my mind that we ran 3500 feet of 14/4 & 1500 feet of 14/2--that's a lot of speaker wire!

We wired for 30 pairs of speakers (not including the pool/basketball court, which will most likely be 70v) making up 23 zones of audio. We wired 18 locations for HD video distribution (1 Cat6, 2x Cat5e, 1 RG-6Q). There is a dedicated theater that was wired for 9.2 surround.

The house was wired with Control4 in mind, so we have 16 in-wall touchpanel locations (the client is excited about the intercom feature), six keypad locations, and the door station.

The bundle of wire at the headend is bigger than my calf--and the coax, phone lines, & security wiring are at the other end of the house! Been doing this 10 years and it's the most wire I've ever pulled in one house.

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Pics or it didn't happen!

(I know you probably can't / shouldn't post those...)
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I've been lurking here for a while getting ideas and will be ready to start prewiring my house within the next few weeks. I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do and how I want to do it but what I can't seem to find a great deal of information on is how do you clean up the mass of wires bundled up in the central location? Your wires look neat coming down from the attic but once the sheetrock is up what do you do with the hole in the wall where the wires come out to continue with the nice and tidy install? This job looks like way too much wire for a media enclosure (or 5) and while my job certainly won't be to this scale, I am looking at ~40 cat6, 17 coax, 12 HDMI, and speaker wire going to 6 zones and 2 sub zones so I too will have quite a few wires to clean up. Any pics from previous installs would be much appreciated.
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I've been lurking here for a while getting ideas and will be ready to start prewiring my house within the next few weeks. I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do and how I want to do it but what I can't seem to find a great deal of information on is how do you clean up the mass of wires bundled up in the central location? Your wires look neat coming down from the attic but once the sheetrock is up what do you do with the hole in the wall where the wires come out to continue with the nice and tidy install? This job looks like way too much wire for a media enclosure (or 5) and while my job certainly won't be to this scale, I am looking at ~40 cat6, 17 coax, 12 HDMI, and speaker wire going to 6 zones and 2 sub zones so I too will have quite a few wires to clean up. Any pics from previous installs would be much appreciated.
Basically bbuild a patch panel.
Here is my work in progress.
Not the most pretty but will be clean when done.
Two trendnet 24 port 1ru panels will go in the gaps where the CAT is currently poking through.
You can also ads a shelf at the bottom for the cable to rest on.

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I've been lurking here for a while getting ideas and will be ready to start prewiring my house within the next few weeks. I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do and how I want to do it but what I can't seem to find a great deal of information on is how do you clean up the mass of wires bundled up in the central location? Your wires look neat coming down from the attic but once the sheetrock is up what do you do with the hole in the wall where the wires come out to continue with the nice and tidy install? This job looks like way too much wire for a media enclosure (or 5) and while my job certainly won't be to this scale, I am looking at ~40 cat6, 17 coax, 12 HDMI, and speaker wire going to 6 zones and 2 sub zones so I too will have quite a few wires to clean up. Any pics from previous installs would be much appreciated.
This thread from cocoontech.com forums may help you with ideas:

http://cocoontech.com/forums/topic/1...iring-project/

He ends up using something like this, a wall-mount rack:



I suggest you start a thread - may help you think out the process, and get more ideas.
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