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#115987 14-Apr-2013 17:48
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Alrighty, had spent some weeks on the process.  65m meausred, 100m should be enough and Cable Direct is great for that. 

Questions:
1.  Does the normal crimper tool work also with Cat6 cable?
2.  Dumb question.  Is the Cat6 the same 8 wires layout?
3.  Cable Direct only had the keystone jacks and the wallplates separately, is that way recommended over the wallplates with the jacks fixed into them?
4.  Ok to use a computer software to as a cable tester?


Looks like they only sell AMDEX plates and keystone jacks - they ok?


Cheers.


Edit - I am also getting confused with the RJ45 plugs, they vary from $19 ro $60 for the same 100.  Which ones do I need?  I would be using stranded cable, Cat6.

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  #799303 14-Apr-2013 19:56
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1. The tool is universal.
2. Yes
3. Definitely get separate modules and plates. So so much easier to terminate.
4. You probably arent going to need to test cables unless there is an issue. Your only faults might be termination faults.

I personally hate the look of amdex gear. I only use PDL (or schnieder should I say) gear. Looks great and is just so so much better to work with.

DO NOT use stranded cable. When you punch it on to the IDC's on the modules it will break the wire rather than just displace the insulation. It might work on some and not others so you will have faults galore.
You just need 'solid rj45 plugs'. They are nothing special. I personally quite like the two piece plugs because you can get the outer sheath much further in to the plug. Might be easier for a newbie to terminate with them too.

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  #799308 14-Apr-2013 20:07
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absolutly with chevrolux

- Solid conductor cable for fixed installs - punched down of Rj45 keystone jacks with a 110 tool  ( PDL faceplates match about 80% of existing face places in NZ - just need a keystone adaptor per jack)
http://www.pdl.co.nz/product-details.aspx?rcat=products&catid=691&id=734

- Stranded cable only for patch cables or special fit outs where the mounts move

- Patch cables you are better off in the long run to buy factory terminated with molded plugs

 
 
 
 




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  #799316 14-Apr-2013 20:23
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Thanks - clear as crystal, will use solid cables. 

Re: the RJ45 plugs.  With this webpage, I am bit confused what to choose.  The 28 and 30c doesn't mention Cat6, does that mean I need the 60c one?  And what is modular?

http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?page_number=2&entry=382

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  #799335 14-Apr-2013 21:24
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The 26c one is for the flat cable like used for telephones etc, cat6 wont even fit into them. 30c one is unspecific so you may find that cat6 wont fit into it.




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  #799396 15-Apr-2013 08:21
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Just had a look at my jar of Dynamix one piece plugs. The model code is 'RJ45-SR-JAR'. Couldn't find that on cables direct though...

My pick would be the 'RJ-45 C6 SR2'. Which is a two piece plug. But yea quite a bit dearer. Perhaps just get 20 and not 100?



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  #799399 15-Apr-2013 08:32
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Cheers for that yep, 20 would do.  Will get those. 

Oh just one thing.  When drilling thru the floor to under the house, we got an area where we can get under there.  The hole underneath would be larger right ... cos if you just make the hole just right it's difficult to push the cable thru two hole right?  Seem correct?

We need to run one cable to begin with from the tv room to upstairs where the bedrooms are - up the closet to the switch.  The other cables (to the jacks) just travel up the attic...

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  #799587 15-Apr-2013 12:48
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The smallest drill bit I use for cabling is 25mm. Makes things so so much easier.
Obviously if you need a smaller one to sneek through a tricky corner then so be it. But if just drilling through the bottom plate just use a nice big as the hole will never be seen.

 
 
 
 


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  #799723 15-Apr-2013 16:30
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^^^

If there's a possibility that rodents could use the 25 mm hole to get inside your walls, you can block the hole up with steel wool. The varmints can't chew through it and it can be easilly removed if you need to get at your cables.




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  #799728 15-Apr-2013 16:43
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DarthKermit: ^^^

If there's a possibility that rodents could use the 25 mm hole to get inside your walls, you can block the hole up with steel wool. The varmints can't chew through it and it can be easilly removed if you need to get at your cables.

Oooooh, evil!! My teeth hurt just thinking about it. Great advice, though.

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  #799926 15-Apr-2013 22:52
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DarthKermit: ^^^

If there's a possibility that rodents could use the 25 mm hole to get inside your walls, you can block the hole up with steel wool. The varmints can't chew through it and it can be easilly removed if you need to get at your cables.


i have a mouse/some mice living in my wall... once i evict them i'll consider the steel solution - thanks :D




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