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  Reply # 500120 31-Jul-2011 23:02
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Just make sure you don't do what some idiots do and electrocute themselves by stapling a cable through a live power line running under/through their house, OK?



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  Reply # 500122 31-Jul-2011 23:10
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Thanks for that. I'd see a cable right? All my insulation is down and I'd hope that any live cabling would be obvious? Might just turn mains off just in case.

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  Reply # 500139 1-Aug-2011 07:40
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what underfloor insualtion is being used, if its polystyrene then you need to put all cable (including electrical) in conduit as the polystyrene strips the plastisiser out of PVC causing it to fall off.

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  Reply # 500142 1-Aug-2011 07:55
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The insulation is being "professionally" installed with partial government subsidy. They said they won't use polystyrene because it erodes electrical wiring and instead use another product called "Novatherm" which I think may be polyester(?).

I have decided that in my old house with old electrical plugs that it would be risky working in the wall. I want to avoid further house problems so I think I will do an "ugly" installation by simply drilling through floor adjacent to skirting, dropping Cat5e, and then bringing the cable up via a similarly drilled hole in another room.

Then I want to terminate the ends using keystones in a "surface box". Any suggestions as to what box to use? I want something preferably that can fix onto the skirting board that doesn't look too ugly. In one room I need 2 ports in the box if possible, then 2 rooms require a single port.

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  Reply # 500145 1-Aug-2011 08:12
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As linked earlier the two (top and bottom) units in this link is what you want, they are the only ones you can get in NZ (to my knowlege other than 6port Krone ones). Maybe you did not notice hwo they worked earlier, but as you can see (click on photo of bottom single unit) the lid on the right has a cable entry (see very right) the main body screws to the wall with the socket entry pointing directly up.

http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/search?quickfind_needle=fmt

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  Reply # 500147 1-Aug-2011 08:15
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Thanks Cyril. Do you know if these boxes can be mounted to the skirting board? I can't tell from the pics. Also do I need to buy keystones separately or are these inside these particular boxes? I was shown some by someone else that didn't have keystones I'm them.



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  Reply # 500148 1-Aug-2011 08:16
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Sorry you already answered one question. I'm on the go and not reading accurately.

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  Reply # 500380 1-Aug-2011 15:16
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As above and earlier, the signal travels from the aerial, along the cable, through any splitters and into your TV. That's the part that needs to happen for the system to work.

From here you move to make it robust, ie get it up off the ground, put it in a conduit perhaps etc.

And finally you move to make it look pretty.
All faceplates and joins are added potential points of failure.

If you really don't need an aerial socket on a wall then I'd suggest moving to feed the cable straight into the TV, with no face plate. I feel the same way about surround speakers etc, in that if you don't move and swap your speakers often then it's not really worth installing pretty gold terminals you'll never see. Just an idea.

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  Reply # 500390 1-Aug-2011 15:27
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Hi, the link I gave is for the single or dual surface outlet that come as complete units, just punch your wire in no need to purchase the keystones seperately. And yes they can be screwed to the skirting just like the RG6 ones.

And just to reconfirm you need to get the Cat5e rated ones (top and bottom units on teh page) the two in the middle of the page are voice only not cat5e data rated.

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