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Building a new house, need help with pre-wiring

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#26 OFFLINE   harsh


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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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#27 OFFLINE   festivus



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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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#28 OFFLINE   david_jr



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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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