Running living room cabling, what type of wiring and how many to prepare for future
I opened up an finished channel of my new to me house this weekend to run my satellite rg6 connection, while I have it open I wanted to run all the wiring that I would need for the future. I am going to put a new box in the location to give it a clean place to tie in the new connections. Right now at a minimum I am going to run:
1 length of Romex for a new outlet
2 cat5e cables for ethernet
Speaker wire (what kind and how many wires?)
If you were me what else would you run and what subsitutions would you make for the above.
Are the surge suppression receptacles any good and should I look into using these for the power?
Right now I have a 32 inch wega with Replaytv channel skipping DVR, DVD, and Satellite. Looking to upgrade to hd plasma soon.
I'm with inspectorD. Run more than 1 conduit though. Keep your 120volt circuits separated from your low voltage signal wiring. Also, don't run any more than 5 120volt circuits in 1 conduit. That will keep you from having any inductive current problems like heat and electronic noise. Surge protection is better handled by products from APC and others. The surge protection receptacles are usually bare minimum protection. I'd protect a Wega with something better.
Tom in KY
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