[GRLUG] Cable installer

mooselikebriard moosebriard at gmail.com
Thu May 10 12:30:06 EDT 2012

Low voltage Caddy rings work nice for low-volt only installs...


Home Depot equivalent


2 gang

Always pull more cables than you think you will need.  I assure you, you
will eventually use them and if you don't you can always leave them in the
wall just in case.  Cable is cheap.  And remember, it is better to pull
more length than you might need unless you can accurately gauge an exact
distance.  Even 20 feet of extra cable is better than installing cable
which ends up being one inch too short.

On Thu, May 10, 2012 at 12:13 PM, Adam Tauno Williams <
awilliam at whitemice.org> wrote:

> On Thu, 2012-05-10 at 12:03 -0400, Mike Williams wrote:
> > I would just run cat5e from a central point that will become the wiring
> > closet to everywhere you are likely to need a connection.
> +1
> > How difficult
> > a job that's going to be will be determined by how the house is
> > constructed and how professional you want it to be.
> Yep.
> > If there is any doubt, I would run two pieces of cable at a time,
> Or three,  I typically run three.
> > have a good way to do that? Unfinished basement or attic? How about a
> > laundry chute?
> Putting wires through ducts or chutes may be a violation of building
> code(s).
> Also don't use red wire.  We've had some issues lately with inspectors
> objecting to red wire that is used for anything but fire alarms.  You
> can haggle your way out of it, but why create the problem;  codes
> relating to these things are only going to get more strict [which is a
> good thing, IMO, in the long run].
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