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Topic # 172022 8-May-2015 14:53
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Hi,
I am about to move into a new place and will be wanting to do proper LAN cabling.  I am lucky with this one as I can get under it easily which always helps.

My question is though, where is the best place to get cable, patch and outlets from these days?

Previously I have just wired when I need to but want to get this one all done and sorted in one go.

Thanks!

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  Reply # 1300763 8-May-2015 14:58
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Your local electrical supplier such as Corys, Ideal, Stewarts, etc should have most of what you need.




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  Reply # 1300813 8-May-2015 15:45
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DarthKermit: Your local electrical supplier such as Corys, Ideal, Stewarts, etc should have most of what you need.


At full retail.  If you can get wholesale prices they're much better to deal with ($9 or $16 for a Cat6 Keystone!!!)

I've found Acquire quite good for dynamix parts (patch panels, wall mounted cabinets/shlves, patch leads, punch down tool and cable).
Electricaldirectltd.co.nz good for 2, 4, 6 gang face plates and assorted electrical goods

And trademe for 50 packs for RJ45 plugs and boots, and $9 for 5x Cat 6 Keystones.




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  Reply # 1300817 8-May-2015 15:52
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cables direct



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  Reply # 1300923 8-May-2015 19:01
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davidcole:
DarthKermit: Your local electrical supplier such as Corys, Ideal, Stewarts, etc should have most of what you need.


At full retail.  If you can get wholesale prices they're much better to deal with ($9 or $16 for a Cat6 Keystone!!!)

I've found Acquire quite good for dynamix parts (patch panels, wall mounted cabinets/shlves, patch leads, punch down tool and cable).
Electricaldirectltd.co.nz good for 2, 4, 6 gang face plates and assorted electrical goods

And trademe for 50 packs for RJ45 plugs and boots, and $9 for 5x Cat 6 Keystones.


Yeah that is the issue I have had with the likes of Cory etc, stupidly expensive unless you have an account.

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  Reply # 1300930 8-May-2015 19:21
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I got everything I needed from Stewarts and they were happy to sell it to me a trade... 

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  Reply # 1300941 8-May-2015 19:34
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I saved myself a few bucks by buying stuff second hand from building recycling companies, off TradeMe and getting a mate who's a sparky to get me gear at trade prices.




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  Reply # 1300942 8-May-2015 19:38
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Certainly shop around on this stuff, you really want to be getting stuff at least wholesale prices if you are doing it yourself. There can be huge margins for this type of thing.

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  Reply # 1300952 8-May-2015 20:02
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Or get a data guy to do it properly (most sparkies don't specialise in data at all), they should be able to get everything at reasonable prices and will discuss where you want everything. Let me know if you want some help with it, should be available after monday.




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  Reply # 1301007 8-May-2015 22:04
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I have not found other places to be signifigantly cheaper than just walking in and asking for good prices at PB tech.

And you run the risk of bad prices at electrical wholesalers like $2 a meter for cat6 etc.




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  Reply # 1305519 14-May-2015 22:28
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richms: I have not found other places to be signifigantly cheaper than just walking in and asking for good prices at PB tech.

And you run the risk of bad prices at electrical wholesalers like $2 a meter for cat6 etc.


Ditto.
When I'm cabled up my place with cat6 all of it came from PB, your best bet I think.

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