Cabling Factors and Tools Discussion

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Cabling Factors and Tools Discussion When performing cable installations there are three factors that need to be considered, fire protection, water intrusion or flood protection, or changes in the structural foundation in your home. The two most important considerations to take into account when either pre-wiring a house or wiring after the house is complete, are the routing of the cable and the quality of the wire used. These two points are often overlooked and the decision to wire the house at all often comes as an afterthought, when most if not all of the interior of the structure has been completed.
Pre-wiring your house, or installing the wire in the stage of construction just before the drywall goes on, is always the preferred method and offers the most flexibility in placement of outlets and the routing of your cable .When deciding on the location of your outlets, try to visualize where you'll eventually be placing the furniture in the room in relation to the location of your television. Internet services are also being provided now by a lot of cable companies so placing an outlet in a spot near your planned computer station is also a good idea .In general it's a good idea to put at least one outlet in every room whether or not you plan to use it immediately. At least it will be there when it is needed, avoiding the drilling of any unsightly holes in the future.
Outlet boxes can be purchased at any hardware store and should be fastened to the wall stud in the location that you want at the same height as existing electrical outlets. It is recommended to install the outlet box in the adjacent wall stud cavity. Any wiring system should have a suitable ground and wiring for your cable TV needs is no exception. When planning your wiring layout always take the point of grounding under initial consideration. This is where most cable companies prefer to enter…...

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