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mikejm

08:13AM | 10/04/02
Member Since: 10/03/02
1 lifetime posts
I live in a 2 storey townhouse. I would like to wire television cable to the second floor. What suggestions are there on doing this?
Thank you.
Michael M.

Ender Holden

06:04PM | 01/07/03
Member Since: 01/06/03
7 lifetime posts
MY first recommendation is to leave the wiring to your local tv provider be it cable or satellite tv. As was mentioned in the previous reply, their work should be warrantied, but you will want to find out the length of that warranty. If you are fairly certain that you are up to the job then I would recommend that you designate one location in your house as the hub or junction box, a closet or basement works well. Run all coaxial cable from this location to the respective rooms. You will make use of a lot more coaxial cable than if you just used splitters, but some new Cable and satellite tv systems are not compatible with splitters. You will want to use a minimum of RG6 coaxial cable and may want to use higher grade, RG11 for instance, if you dont want to have to worry about the cable for a good many years. All cable has a sporadic life span but the higher grade will last longer in good conditions with no manufacturing defects. Running all the coaxial cable to one junction box or hub will also allow you easier troubleshooting if a problem does arise and it will allow you to label each individual cable for what room it goes to. I do recommend a direct line from that hub to each location with no breaks in the cable. each connection in the line of cable is a possible point of failure and when you are only loking at the one at the juntion box and the one in the room it makes life a lot easier. if you have any more questions feel free to e-mail me and I will offer any advice I can.

Ender



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