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#261661 9-Dec-2019 13:21
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The other day someone posted a link to some conductive paint to turn lights on and off by touching the wall. This got me thinking about what weird 'out of the box' solutions may exist today for wiring rooms up for CAT5.


Two projects that come to mind for me is wiring up some PoE cameras and supplying power to the blinds using PoE.


Minimising the visibility of cables is the main focus.. so has anyone come across solutions outside of running conduit and/or cabling along skirt boards?


Even if it is videos on some sneaky ways to hide cables in GIB.. all solutions/resources welcome!





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  #2371138 9-Dec-2019 13:26
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Generally, a professional sparky/cabler would just chase the GIB out where practical. Like for powering a blind, if you can't get a drill above the top plate to drill down, you would just cut a hole in GIB directly below the architrave and then drill up through the top plate. Then use fish tape, rods, wire, whatever to fish a cable through. That then gets you approx 800m down the wall until the next dwang.

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  #2371245 9-Dec-2019 14:27
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Or they will lift the roof to get access to the top place if that is an option, and drill down.


Realisitcally you have to decide if you want a grotty ugly surface cable you have to look at forever, or spend a little more on getting the cables thru or redecorating after its gone thru and never see it. Seems most chose the cheap ugly option tho.


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