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|Originally posted by Pete:
If you are running Cat5, take a look at the Audioaccess solution.
|Originally posted by ntserv:
I have chosen to run 16/2 from each speaker to the keypad and then 16/4 from the keypad to the amp. This will allow me to have fewer runs to the headend and will allow me to remove my russound system should I sell the house. The house can then be advertised as pre-wired for whole house audio. I can replace my Speakercraft in-ceiling speakers with low-end speakers or just blank speaker plates. This will allow the next owner or myself to install basic volume controls and IR passthrough. I am running dual RG6 quad cable and 1 CAT5e cable to each TV outlet. The dual runs will allow you to modulate your equipment or in my case provide two feeds for my dual tuner Tivo ( When they activate the second tuner).
|Originally posted by Matthew:
Hi... If I may make a suggestion.
Instead of runing your wires into and through a j-box,
Use plaster rings screwed directly to the wall studs.
The wires will be much easier to deal with later on.
|Originally posted by rfinn:
the guys who just wired my house used a thin piece of cardboard stapled two the two studs and brought the wires out in the middle the carbaord posed no problem for the sheetrockers amd they then coiled all the wire and left it for the company to come back and terminate. btw even the wire installers were laughing at the amount of wire i put in. wife making me work overtime to pay for it. i put 2 cat5e 2 quad shield rg6 and two dual mode fiber at every computer and tv location(plus some extra cat5e) I placed CRESTNET cat5e canare and lutron wire at all control locations so if norad needs to relocate they should give me a buz
|Originally posted by ntserv:
This is a good suggestion and one that I was considering. The electricians have their cables run through the top of the jbox and out the bottom with a loose staple keeping the end of the wire centered on the stud. After the sheet rock is up they just reach in and pull the cable up through the bottom and out of the jbox. I was just following their lead. I can see where it will be easier to cram all the wiring back into the wall space verse the jbox. I just have to see how I can secure the wires so the sheet rockers to mess them up.
Don't think I've ever seen electricians NOT have thier wires
secured and in the boxes. Will the pass inspection?
As for rock prep, I've found this works well...
For multiple wires: Cut the excess slack, leaving one wire a few inches longer then the rest. Wrap the set with elec. tape every ten inches or so. This will give you a tight loom and the wires will stay together. Strip the wire at the end of the loom so that you can feed one conductor(or a C-5 Pair) through the screw hole of the mud ring and twist them together. This will keep the wires in reach. Then, with your T-25, staple the loom (only one of the wires) down the stud.
Use 3/8 or 7/16 staples. The short staples will hold the loom in place, but will pull out easily when you tug on them. Test a couple as you go.
Do the same thing for a single C-5. Try 3/8 stalpes.
Hope this helps.