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Old 08-21-2001, 11:46 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm getting a bit tired of the rats nest of telco/coax in my basement, so I am looking for a low-end distribution panel to initially handle 2 telephone lines (cat 3) to 4 locations and 1 coax cable TV line to 4 locations.

I also need it to fit into a small space (8" wide) and expandability is a plus.

The Leviton 47691-C seems like a nice fit since it comes over-configued to handle my phone and coax needs and will have a cover to keep prying hands away. It is a bit expensive at $160-$170 though.
http://www.smarthome.com/8630e.html http://shop.store.yahoo.com/asihome/47ecdispanki.html

I can also just get a bare Leviton Advanced Home Telephone and Video Panel ($84 at Home Depot) and mount it to the wall on its side.
http://www.smarthome.com/865104.html


Does anyone have any experience with either of these products or perhaps a nother product that is small, and inexpensive?

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Take a look at Milestek (www.milestek.com)
Page 8 of there print catalog
They have several solutions
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Take a look at HomeTech: http://www.hometech.com/, lot's of good descriptions, etc.

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Max,

Thanks for the link... Good tutorial-type stuff for a newbie like me.

At this point, I'm probably going to go for a all-in-one solution unless I can find a company that'll put together a package for me.

Otherwise, I'm not sure that the components would even neatly fit in the box or do what I need them to do.




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Thanks,

I tried poking around on their web site when researching this, but it didn't seem very intuitive to me.

I've requested the print catalog, so that should help a bit.



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I have some experience with the leviton you are talking about. It is really nice and easy to use but keep in mind that you will be able to do only one phone line since cat 3 is using 6 positions on the 110 connector. The solution could be to connect only 4 of the siz wires and in that case, it should work properly.

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Check out your local Home Depot! I was there yesterday and they had the Leviton boxes and some of the accessories at prices considerably lower than I've seen elsewhere. (And I just splurged for smarthome.com's OnQ "starter kit" - it's nice, but I since realized I could have paid less elsewhere, such as http://www.worthdist.com/

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Originally posted by fdelacou:
I have some experience with the leviton you are talking about. It is really nice and easy to use but keep in mind that you will be able to do only one phone line since cat 3 is using 6 positions on the 110 connector. The solution could be to connect only 4 of the siz wires and in that case, it should work properly.

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Thanks Frederik,

I only need to connect 4 conductors (2 for each phone line), so I think I'll be all set.

I have not been able to find much info about this particular model. I'm wondering if it's discontined or something...

Does this box have punch out panels at the top or bottom, or do you have to feed all wires through the back?




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Originally posted by stevel:
Check out your local Home Depot! I was there yesterday and they had the Leviton boxes and some of the accessories at prices considerably lower than I've seen elsewhere. (And I just splurged for smarthome.com's OnQ "starter kit" - it's nice, but I since realized I could have paid less elsewhere, such as http://www.worthdist.com/

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Hi Steve,

I did check the Leviton stuff out at Home Depot. Almost all of the boxes seem to be about 14 inches so they can be put between wall studs. I need to get something a bit skinnier.

I could mount one of the bare panels they sell if I decide to go that route.




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The Leviton enclosure has 6 knock out holes. 3 on top and 3 at the bottom. Each hole has two different sizes depending if you remove the inner circle or the outer circle.

Was that your question?

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The enclosure that I have and bought at home depot is not the same. A picture of the one I'm talking about could be found at http://www.bigfoot.com/~fdelacou/leviton.jpg

Note that the enclosure has the possiblity to be attached between two studs or could be attached on the wall directly. The spacing in then smaller.

Sorry for the confusion.

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Quote:
Originally posted by fdelacou:
The Leviton enclosure has 6 knock out holes. 3 on top and 3 at the bottom. Each hole has two different sizes depending if you remove the inner circle or the outer circle.

Was that your question?

Thanks,

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Yes, it's not easy to tell from the picture


47601-C

I guess the knock out holes are in the cover itself...




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