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# 257377 29-Sep-2019 20:38
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I am considering laying some ethernet cables to add an access point and to have a wired connection to the TV.

 

1. I was thinking of using cat6  Dynamix C-C6-SLDBLUE. Is that a good choice?

 

2. It could become necessary to bury a small length in the ground, would Dynamix C-C6EXT-SLDBK be suitable?

 

3. Any general tips on pulling wires will be welcome. (All this will be underneath the house, wires emerging into wall cavities at the destinations.)

 

Thanks in advance for your help.

 

Paul


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  # 2326861 29-Sep-2019 21:36
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Bury it in a bit of hose pipe or similar and it'll prob be ok. Ive had some ethernet outside exposed for prob 2 years now and no issues :D

 

 





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  # 2326865 29-Sep-2019 21:41
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If your not confident going into the walls, Floor plate installs work well against the skirting. 

 

 

 

Underfloor access makes it really easy to do. If you plan on terminating yourself, i'd pickup even just a cheap cable tester just to ensure the joins are good etc - often a bad connection will still work but could become a problem if say you try pumping poe over it.. automdix is a great thing and a curse at the same time.

 

 

 

I'd run more runs if you can. It's easy enough to run a second line while your down there and you never know when you will need it.

 

The amount of times i've run multiple lines here and then ended up needing to crawl under again... i always end up cursing myself.

 

 





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  # 2326874 29-Sep-2019 21:53
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hio77:

 

If your not confident going into the walls, Floor plate installs work well against the skirting. 

 

 

 

Underfloor access makes it really easy to do. If you plan on terminating yourself, i'd pickup even just a cheap cable tester just to ensure the joins are good etc - often a bad connection will still work but could become a problem if say you try pumping poe over it.. automdix is a great thing and a curse at the same time.

 

 

 

I'd run more runs if you can. It's easy enough to run a second line while your down there and you never know when you will need it.

 

The amount of times i've run multiple lines here and then ended up needing to crawl under again... i always end up cursing myself.

 

 

 

 

Could not agree more, run three times the amount you always need more down the line.





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  # 2326931 30-Sep-2019 08:01
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Thanks for good suggestions, @xpd @hio77 @JaseNZ - I had been thinking about doubling up, now wondering about tripling :-) 

 

I take it, that the plain Dynamix cable I suggested found general approval...

 

 


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  # 2326962 30-Sep-2019 08:30
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I've found Dynamix cable to be hit and miss over the years as they source it from different manufacturers. The current cable is really nice to pull, I used another 4 boxes of it last week for a job.

 

 

 

 


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  # 2326969 30-Sep-2019 08:46
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sbiddle:

I've found Dynamix cable to be hit and miss over the years as they source it from different manufacturers. The current cable is really nice to pull, I used another 4 boxes of it last week for a job.


 


 


Blaming any dodgy work you have done on the cables there Steve?




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  # 2326975 30-Sep-2019 08:59
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hio77:
sbiddle:

 

I've found Dynamix cable to be hit and miss over the years as they source it from different manufacturers. The current cable is really nice to pull, I used another 4 boxes of it last week for a job.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Blaming any dodgy work you have done on the cables there Steve?

 

Cables can vary so much between brands, and even different boxes between brands. There is nothing more frustrating than getting cables that don't pull smoothly and snag.


 
 
 
 


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  # 2327029 30-Sep-2019 10:27
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Does the cable on the 300m rolls have metre marking like TPS?

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Yes, meter marked.


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