Structured Wiring Installation

Project: Victorian Restoration, Episode 7, Part 3



A crew from Energy Guard is blowing in Green Fiber Cocoon cellulose insulation. Outside, Bob has a look at the new American Standard air conditioning condensers, before checking in with general contractor Charlie Tomaszewski and the workers who are building a "Romeo & Juliet"-style balcony on the second floor. Inside, Tim Woods from Internet Home Alliance explains more about the home's data and video wiring.
Part 1: Blowing In Cellulose Insulation
Part 2: Discussing the Air Conditioning System & Breezeway Design
Part 3: Structured Wiring Installation
Bob joins Tim Woods (from the Internet Home Alliance) for a discussion beside the network connection center in the basement. This is where all the structured wiring comes in, and where the main controls are.

In the kitchen, Larry Hicks (from Home Director) is installing some cable for a universal 2 + 2 outlet for TV, telephone, or data. Looking at the Internet Alliance's wiring plan, Tim Woods points out the security camera at the front door and the ADT iCenter security system.

The study/screening room will be a real media center, with surround sound speakers, broadband internet, and a Panasonic high-definition TV.

There will be speakers throughout the house, all of which will be controlled from the kitchen audio center. The Cisco Aironet system is a wireless network for the home that enables the homeowner to put a wireless card into his laptop and wirelessly port the web anywhere in the house.

Because this is an old house in which they are trying to preserve the original plaster and lath walls, the installation of the structured wiring has required different tools, and takes much longer, than in new construction.
Part 4: Blown-In Insulation
Located just five miles from downtown Boston, Bob's scouts discovered a Victorian-era house in a neighborhood of family homes on tree-lined streets that was past due for a full-scale renovation.

The home's new owners, a work-at-home family, have set goals to modernize the home's floor plan, update the building's mechanical and electrical systems, and add home office and work spaces for two busy professionals.

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