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  #344052 22-Jun-2010 09:45
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Hi, if it reachs then fine, I dont think that is a problem, othewise if it were me I would cut it in the roofspace, but not so short that it cannot be easily reterminated in future, (ie a metre of easy slack thats accesible) and scotch loc on some cat5 and run that to the cupboard and put your test socket and DSL filter etc.

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At some point I was alsos planning on running Cat5e to the external garage, about 10-15 metres from the house. There is already a black plastic pipe that runs from the house underground to the garage, where a 2 pair phone cable runs. I believe the phone cable that's there is a special undergound cable, it has a plasticy gel type substance in it, with a black sheath. I've just been reading that you should use a special underground Cat5e. I was quoted by Electrical direct at $1.93 + gst per metre. Does that sound like a reasonable price? I already have a heap of Cat5e and was thinking maybe I'll just pull a couple of lengths through the pipe and see how it goes. If I smothered it in some sort of grease would that help waterproof it or is that just a ridiculous thought?

 
 
 
 


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  #344919 24-Jun-2010 14:55
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Send me a PM

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  #344920 24-Jun-2010 14:57
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I tried normal cat5e in hose underground and the water in the pipe made it go hopeless - 100 meg worked ok but gig was a non starter. When I pulled it out it was obvious that the outer insulation is porus as it was damp inside when I cut it back.




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  #345506 26-Jun-2010 13:44
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Pretty much finished my cabling job:




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  #345854 27-Jun-2010 21:07
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Yes, you need the underground cable for underground.




Time to find a new industry!


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  #346237 29-Jun-2010 09:01
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I'm slowly getting to the end of phase 1. I'm currently patching eveything up to the patchpanel, finding it tough going because it's in a kind of awkward position in the cupboard.

Looks like you're all sorted nborad, good work!

 
 
 
 


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  #346239 29-Jun-2010 09:38
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How far back can I strip the outer cable of the cat5e when putting into the patch panel? It's quite a fidly thing to do.

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  #346241 29-Jun-2010 09:43
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Hi, keep the pairs in the sheath as much as possible, I normally have the sheath cut so that it ends adjacent to the first pair to terminate and the remaining pairs are in the open. The most important point is to keep the pairs twisted as much as possible, keep any untwist to a very minimum <5mm.

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  #346860 1-Jul-2010 08:36
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Well I've patched eveything in the patch panel, I don't think I managed to keep the untwsting to 5mm everytime but I tried! I'm just gong to install the wall sockets as I need them to save costs, try and get the kitchen done by the weekend. Guess I'll test the cables at the jack point to make sure at least the phone will work at all points.

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  #347797 4-Jul-2010 21:45
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I was going to get one of those network tester devices of trademe to test all the connections are working fine? Anybody had experience with those? This seems to be a typical kind.

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  #347799 4-Jul-2010 21:48
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CutCutCut: I was going to get one of those network tester devices of trademe to test all the connections are working fine? Anybody had experience with those? This seems to be a typical kind.


They are a very basic unit but would be fine for your needs. Just make sure you check the LED's at both ends to see things are wired correctly. Being very basic there are lots of things they can't tell you!

You can pick these up even cheaper from dealextreme.com if you don't mind waiting for shipping.

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  #347811 4-Jul-2010 22:40
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nbroad: Pretty much finished my cabling job:




No UPS? ;)

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  #347849 5-Jul-2010 08:32
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kyhwana2:
nbroad: Pretty much finished my cabling job:




No UPS? ;)


Nah.. blown the budget now! maybe a UPS one day!

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