I need to hire someone to run my wiring, suggestions?

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  1. JohnTKline

    JohnTKline Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi, I need to have my rear surround speakers wired in the walls of my house which is pre-existing. I'd also like someone to run network cable throughout the house and I'm not sure who I should call in my area. I live in the Lexington, KY. area.
    Should I call a home theater place, or an electrician??

    Thanks for any suggestions,

    John
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    I think either of those would be a good start, John, since they are probably the only ones who will be willing to go into an attic or crawl spaces. Telephone and Cable TV people usually aren’t willing to do that.

    Another option would be people who do computer networking in homes.

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    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
  3. Bob McElfresh

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    I second the computer-networking idea. They know more about how to run the network cables (no more than 4 ninety-degree bends) and how to place the system in a "star" pattern.


    I strongly suggest you find a central point in your home as the location for your computer hub, and CATV/DSS distribution point. Make sure it has a power outlet nearby.

    To this point you want to run:

    - Your main CATV service
    - 2 runs of RG6 coax from a sat dish
    - A second telephone line for DSL

    From this point, you should run "Smart Home" wire. This consists of 2 RG6 coax cable (quad shielded) and 2 Cat 5 network cables. You run this in a "Star" pattern to every room.

    At this central location you install:

    - A computer network switch (go for a switch, not just a hub)
    - A Channel Plus CATV distribution amp
    - Your Cable Modem or DSL modem

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. Will Orth

    Will Orth Stunt Coordinator

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    Try an alarm company that is local that does ht rooms
    and extras they have all the wire feeding tools needed.
    I had my alarm installed by a local trusted company and they will do all your cat 5-speaker and what ever you need done, just pre check the installer first.


    Hope That Helps...

    Will
     

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