[mythtv-users] OT: Wiring a new construction home for A/V, Ethernet, etc
mache at creeger.com
Mon Dec 1 22:38:50 UTC 2008
Make sure your wiring closet has a place for an exhaust fan. If you
place servers in an an enclosed space you will need a way to get rid
of the heat.
At 09:32 AM 12/1/2008, Matt S. wrote:
>On Mon, Dec 1, 2008 at 11:58 AM, <jarpublic at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> And just as important as putting in the conduit - get plenty of pull
> >> string to put into each conduit. I had a friend put conduit in his house
> >> and he forgot to put in string, so the first cable pull ended up having to
> >> be forced from one end through to the other.
> > I have a buddy that is an electrician. He taught me a nice trick
> if you have
> > conduit. Just put a plastic bag tied to a small string in one end and then
> > vacuum from the other end. It will pull the bag and the string right
> > through.
>These are all great tips. Keep them coming! I'm sure it'll help not
>only me, be a lot of other myth users.
>I will definitely make sure to run conduit with all the tips above.
>Also, I had already planned on running at least 3 cat5/6 lines to each
>room, 1 for phone, 1 for network, 1 for future/other: I also plan on
>running at least 1, but probably 2, coax runs to each room.
>As an FYI, here's some more high-level basics of the house and what I
>want to do:
>- 2 story house, with a basement.
>- I will have a fairly large open "closet" area under the stairs in
>the basement, which is where I would plan on putting the servers,
>switches, routers, patch panels, etc. It will be my "server closet".
>- I will have at least 4-6 frontends, probably not for a couple years
>since I only have 3 TVs right now, but I'm projecting for the future.
>- I also want to have speakers in the ceilings, pretty much across the
>house, for zoned audio - including outside/garage/etc. This is a
>foreign concept to me, I've never personally used or been exposed to a
>system like that other than maybe walking through a few houses in the
>past that had them - but not personal experience.
>- I'm considering external security cameras so I can play with
>zoneminder and/or misterhouse (home automation). I don't know if I'll
>actually install them right away, but I want to have the wiring ready
>while it's "easy". I know several Home Automation things are going
>wireless now, but I'm guessing even with wireless cameras, I'd have to
>be concerned with power.
>- What else am I missing? I'm sure there's other things audiophiles,
>videophiles, home automation enthusiasts, myth users, etc have come up
>with that are "must-haves", things they can't live without, or are
>just really really cool.
>Also, any good resources out there like websites or forums? Any good
>books? I appreciate the feedback so far!
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