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Topic # 65600 4-Aug-2010 09:39
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Hi, this only vaguely on-topic but this forum is the closest to my question, so here goes:

So my LAN (HAN really?) is almost complete. All is left to do is wire and pair-test 2 more 4 & 6-way RJ45 faceplates and the following, kind of related issue:

In my lounge and bedroom, halfway up the wall, I have an area of data+COAX+power outlets for a wall-mounted TV. Before the walls went on (it's a new home) I ran some 30mm cable-ducting pipe from the TV location on the wall to the floor via 2 standard PDL flushboxes at each end. The idea being to take any kind of cable (RCA, COAX, HDMI, whatever) without restricting myself to further specific wall-jacks and cabling.

Now I'm after a neat and tidy solution to "finish" the holes left in the GIB board at each end of these pipes. I have seen some "bulk cable" faceplates (see here) but cannot find anything suitable in NZ. Ideally it would be PDL600 compatible (PDL don't do them, at least not according to their '09 catalogue and current website).

So does anyone know of anything remotely similar before I just go ahead use a standard 6-way faceplate on an empty grid?

Thanks for your time,
Russell

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  Reply # 362821 4-Aug-2010 11:02
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Jaycar sell a brush wallplate, brought one last weekend.

http://www.jaycar.co.nz/productView.asp?ID=PS0291&keywords=brush+wallplate&form=KEYWORD

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  Reply # 362823 4-Aug-2010 11:05
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rapalloav also sell some pass through plates. (single, double and triple).

http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/product/1208/FEED-THRU-WALL-PLATES/FEED-THRU-WALL-PLATES/
http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/product/1209/FEED-THRU-WALL-PLATES/FEED-THRU-WALL-PLATES/
http://www.rapalloav.co.nz/product/1210/FEED-THRU-WALL-PLATES/FEED-THRU-WALL-PLATES/



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Reply # 362829 4-Aug-2010 11:07
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Thanks for that. Jaycar *slap*, I should have known! Undecided

Is it just a faceplate, as-in, does it come with a "grid" that screws into the flush-box just like PDL600's?

Cheers
Russ

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  Reply # 362852 4-Aug-2010 11:35
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Very much like the pdl 600 series, it has a front cover that comes off and under that are 2 screws the screw the rest of it to any normal flushbox.



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  Reply # 362862 4-Aug-2010 11:42
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Cheers very much for that!

I'll take a look.

Russ

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  Reply # 363461 5-Aug-2010 08:44
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rapalloav's are expensive, but do look good. The cable exists at an angle so you don't really see the hole even of you do look behind the AV gear/chair/cabinet.



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  Reply # 363478 5-Aug-2010 09:24
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Thanks - I hadn't seen Rapalloav before.

Bookmarked!

Thanks again all :-)
Russ

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  Reply # 363727 5-Aug-2010 15:50
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But any solid-core wiring coming out of your duct should still terminate on a permanent faceplate or patch panel somewhere so that changes can be done without moving your long installed cable or having joiners and extension cables.




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  Reply # 363740 5-Aug-2010 16:11
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webwat: But any solid-core wiring coming out of your duct should still terminate on a permanent faceplate or patch panel somewhere so that changes can be done without moving your long installed cable or having joiners and extension cables.


Hi, I have permenent Cat6 jack and RG6 jack, wall-mounted faceplates. These bulk faceplates are just for v.short runs of <= 1m for random future RCA, COAX, HDMI etc cables to be dropped down from behind a wall-mounted TV down to a floor-mounted blue Ray/DVD/Freeview/whatever box.

Cheers
Russ

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  Reply # 364966 8-Aug-2010 13:04
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The crew at wirednz.co.NZ have some really good solutions. Not sure if they keep their wall plates on the website but Bruce or Penville should be able to help you out.

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  Reply # 365114 8-Aug-2010 21:22
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The ones at Rapollo are the same as those at Monoprice.com but with a substantial mark up. If you're getting a few things their shipping isn't bad, plus the exchange rate is in our favour at the mo.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=109&cp_id=10425

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