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Building a new house, need help with pre-wiring


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#21 OFFLINE   peds48

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 07:53 PM

I ran good quality speaker wire into the general rooms of the house .

Dont tell me you used the "Monster" kind of "good quality" "oxygen free" speaker wire.


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Posted 02 June 2014 - 05:06 PM

I'd also add use solid copper core rg6 not copper clad silver.

 

I think you mean Copper Clad Aluminum... (Silver is the most conductive of metals... you would have virtually no loss, but it's E-X-P-E-N-S-I-V-E) We use Silver connectors on broadcast connections all of the time. You have to cover them in sealant so they don't tarnish.



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Posted 02 June 2014 - 05:08 PM

Your contractor can install the surge outlets themselves, cuz thinking about it now, the local surge protectors might not fit inside a recessed outlet.  The main point was to make sure your TVs are protected from surges.

 

If it's new construction... have a "whole home" surge protector installed. They work better... and then you never have to worry.



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 07:49 AM

Dont tell me you used the "Monster" kind of "good quality" "oxygen free" speaker wire.


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Not a chance.  I just ran 16AWG CL2 Rated 2-Conductor cable rated for In-Wall installation from Monoprice.  Met my needs, the sound is great, and doesn't break the bank.


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Posted 04 June 2014 - 05:44 PM

You have to cover them in sealant so they don't tarnish.

It certainly doesn't hurt to do the same thing with copper.

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 05:51 PM

If it's new construction... have a "whole home" surge protector installed. They work better... and then you never have to worry.

Since many surges come from inside the home, you still have to be concerned. Nothing will stop a lightning strike.

With surge protectors scattered about the house, you've got a better shot of clamping a surge from within. Surge protectors are a "the more, the merrier" proposition.

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Posted 18 June 2014 - 05:30 AM

At least two coax RG6 to every room is a great idea.  Also a CAT6 run to every room.  All meeting at a central location.  And tagged as to where they lead. Mine go to where my electrical box is in my basement.  Internet comes in there as well as the feed from the dish.

 

If the house is big and you have the devices that I have (2 622's) be prepared to wire in some amps for your TV2 connections. I had to do this.  The picture was not good without them.  And be prepared to deal with the headache of the TV2 remote having trouble reaching the device.


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Posted 18 June 2014 - 06:27 AM

A new house and new DISH customer would most likely be getting a Hopper system that would not have those issues.  I agree though 2 coax and CAT6 homerun to every room from a central location.






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