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  #823860 22-May-2013 23:07
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mcraenz: Very tidy CapBBeard. Here's what I did. Easy if you have good crawl space and a wooden floor:
http://blog.rhysgoodwin.com/home-diy/structured-cable-at-home/
http://blog.rhysgoodwin.com/home-diy/structured-cable-at-home-f-patch-panel/


Thanks!

Cheers for the links to your setup, great to see how others have done it. Wow that cupboard looks a perfect fit for that patch panel!

Very clean underfloor job you have there also, mine isn't anything near that tidy! I started out with good intentions but with the limited room to move down there I just settled for rough bundles. I still have to go down there and tidy up the cable slack, I wasn't particularly diligent there but did try and allow approx 1m as per TCF, however it is just hanging near the hole I fed it all through at the moment. I figure I'll just group it where I can and get it well away from the ground.

But again, great work there. Love the channels you've made in the wall, that's awesome :)

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  #823944 23-May-2013 08:50
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Cheers! I only wish I'd made the channels wider the one in the left is totally PACKED now!




 
 
 
 


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  #824213 23-May-2013 16:48
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^^^

Love your blog pics, you've done some excellent work around your place!

This is how I've done my cables under my house:


This leads up into the cupboard where all the wires terminate.

I have a number of galved steel wires running from point to point, and simply cable tied the network and other cables to them. I didn't use particularly heavy wire so they sag in a few places; so I've suspended the wires mid-way to take up the sag.

The other good thing about the steel wire is you can run it on a diagonal to save a bit of cable length. Smile




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  #824244 23-May-2013 17:49
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Looks great!

@mcraenz - Good idea building a false wall. We do this in quite a few commercal installs as it makes adding outlets so so much easier. Krone take it one step further and spec that the false wall has to have enough room to walk behind it. Needless to say I haven't seen that happen yet...

@DarthKermit - Good work suspending your cable off catenary's. I find a really good way to support them if they sag is just use a small plastic cable clip every so often on the joist and it keeps the sagging just nicely. That looks like hard old wood too! I feel sorry for your drill lol.

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  #824898 24-May-2013 17:51
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chevrolux: Looks great!

@mcraenz - Good idea building a false wall. We do this in quite a few commercal installs as it makes adding outlets so so much easier. Krone take it one step further and spec that the false wall has to have enough room to walk behind it. Needless to say I haven't seen that happen yet...

@DarthKermit - Good work suspending your cable off catenary's. I find a really good way to support them if they sag is just use a small plastic cable clip every so often on the joist and it keeps the sagging just nicely. That looks like hard old wood too! I feel sorry for your drill lol.


Cheers. I used a heavy duty fencing staple and a cable tie looped through it to reduce the sag on my cable lines.

Yeah, the whole house is old hardwood. Makes drilling a fun exercise at the best of times. I have a number of spade bits that could do with a sharpen!




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  #825181 25-May-2013 12:39
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Yeah nice work DarthKermit. Great idea using the steel cable. Between the Ethernet, power and RG6 I worried I'm going to run out out space on the bearer beams using staples! And I know what you mean about the old hard wood. When I was doing the workshop there were places where I had to drill pilot holes in the Rimu before nailing because it was like trying nail into steel!




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  #826164 27-May-2013 13:27
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I ran A cable to this outlet in a cupboard near the master filter, and a cable from there to a bedroom where the modem and router are located. the 2 jacks are jumpered so that the ADSL line actually goes directly to the bedroom but there is the option to put the modem in the cupboard and run Ethernet to the bedroom. I still have modem in the bedroom because thats where the UPS is, so modem is on battery backup.





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  #974832 26-Jan-2014 21:50
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CapBBeard:
Hey guys,

Just following up on how this all went for anyone interested. I did grab the Dynamix panel in the end, and threw it in the cupboard as originally planned. You can see the 'almost complete' job below (apologies for the bad quality):

Dynamix Cabinet

Still got a few things to do, such as grabbing a few more patch leads (a few short, plus some are a bit less than ideal, see switch uplink from the ADSL router for example), and getting a proper power outlet installed (I'll need a sparky to do this).

Note that yes, the wireless on the ADSL router is disabled (due to being in a metal box). I have instead set up a UniFi AP in the hall. I hadn't used these before but had heard a lot of great things about them, and I have to say it was extremely easy to get up and running, awesome gear.

For the most part I'm pretty happy with how it all went, and really happy to have all the work under the floor done [!]. Commenting on the Dynamix panel in particular, I was initially quite keen on the modular aspect of it, although after buying their 12 port patch panel that did not fit this layout, plus all my other gear needing mounting in there, I dont think I used a single screw hole in it in the end, except for tie-downs. This is one of the advantages to the Signet boxes that have a regular grid of holes for all manner of equipment. Other than that though it's a nice little unit, and hides away nicely in the back of the cupboard :)

Cheers!


Just wondering, how is the router and switch connected to the box? The switch isn't even on the holes, so how was it mounted on please?

Thanks.




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