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My structural wiring closet

post #1 of 12
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After being in my house for about 3 years and many different phases I think I am finally done with my structural wiring closet. The house was built in 1972 and is 1089sqft. This is in the office (center-ish part of the house) and started with a blank wall in the closet with no cables run anywhere. My lovely wife and I ran every cable up the wall and through the attic.

I have at least one Directv line, one Cable TV line, and 2 Cat 6 runs to each room.

I have the power panel (bottom right) run to the outlet underneath and then plug that into a UPS so if the power goes out I can run for at least an hour or longer if i turn some stuff off.

post #2 of 12
Looks great, well done! Pulling power from the inlet below and attaching the UPS is great - I did the same thing and it helps prevent all kinds of hiccups for momentary glitches.

Only issue I see is if you put the door on, having the wireless router inside is going to be an issue for wireless reception. I placed mine outside and arranged a pass-through for connectivity.

Jeff
post #3 of 12
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I have a wireless access point another place in the house that I use most of the time. When I put the metal cover on I expecting it to become a faraday cage but I only dropped one bar
post #4 of 12
Hmm... looks like there is a splitter that is a bit crooked - yuck - gross. JUST KIDDING! smile.gif It looks very tidy - which I am very much in favor of.
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post #6 of 12
Clean look, how did you attach the patch panel to the enclosure? I'm about to do the same but with a 24 port patch panel from mono price. Not sure it's feasible without fabricating something to attach it.
post #7 of 12
I like the pink purse. smile.gif

No, really I see you took your time and thought everything out. Nice job.
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
I am actually getting my new router today a TP-Link TL-ER6020. So after I move things around to fit that in I will take more pictures.

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Originally Posted by mykq32 View Post

Clean look, how did you attach the patch panel to the enclosure? I'm about to do the same but with a 24 port patch panel from mono price. Not sure it's feasible without fabricating something to attach it.
I used self tapping metal screws and mounted the "holder" directly to the right side frame. From the pictures it does not look like the 24 port have the "holder." Maybe you should use 2 12 ports patch panels. But remember it doesn't sit correctly if you run all 12 cables from one side.

post #9 of 12
That D89 bracket usually ships with the 12-port patch panel.



The Monoprice 24 port patch panel is designed to be mounted in a 19" rack, not a low-voltage enclosure.

If you want to mount a 19" rack-mount device to a wall, you can buy a wall-mount rack or bracket.





You could also consider a small floor standing or wall-mount rack enclosure, near the LV enclosure.



Here are a couple relevant residential patch panel and enclosure threads.

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1401721/please-recommend-12-port-patch-panel-cat5e-6-question

http://cocoontech.com/forums/topic/13756-my-1927-bungalow-home-structured-wiring-project/
post #10 of 12
Leviton offers some patch panels, for LV enclosures. This 24 port cat6 unit costs $200.



http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ProductDetail.jsp?partnumber=476TM-624&section=39641&minisite=10251
post #11 of 12
Thanks for the replies. I'll look into these.
post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
Here are more pictures

Networking equipment is:

Motorola SurfBoard SB6141
TP-Link TL-ER6020
Cisco SG200-08
Amped Wireless AP20000G (not in closet)














Edited by Andrew911tt - 3/12/13 at 10:34pm
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