Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Electrical

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 07-22-2008, 12:21 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 31
Share |
Default

I want to add an Ethernet / TV Cable / Telephone jack to 4 bedrooms ...


I would like to add 6 jacks in total, 4 in the bedrooms, one in the living room, one in the kitchen in an older (1959) house. The jacks will have 1 cable, 1 phone, 1 or more ethernet.

I have all the cabling and I'm no stranger to crimping or hooking things up (I have an IT background)

I am, however, a stranger to pulling wires in a home and I have never added an outlet/plug/jack of any type in a room with existing drywall.

The basement has panel ceiling.

Should I go from the basement and drill up into the walls or should I pull the baseboard and drill down through the bottom 2x4 ? I searched and can't find anything specifc for this ..

Whats the best way to do this ? Is there a certain height they should run? What if I cut out drywall and there's electrical wire running, will there be interferance etc ?

Thanks..

yohan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2008, 06:10 AM   #2
Licensed Electrical Cont.
 
Speedy Petey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: NY State
Posts: 6,772
Default

I want to add an Ethernet / TV Cable / Telephone jack to 4 bedrooms ...


If you have a basement and can drill up that is definitely the way to go.
Look for other wiring or plumbing that is going up into a wall and drill in the same plane as them.

Crossing and running short distances near line volt stuff is no problem. Do not run parallel to and near it for more than a few feet.

I keep lo-vo stuff the same height as receptacles.

__________________
Sometimes I feel like if I answer any more questions it is like someone trying to climb over a fence to jump off a bridge and me giving them a boost.
Answers based on the 2008 & 2011 NEC. If you're on the '14 already I feel sorry for you.
Speedy Petey is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2008, 06:30 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 31
Default

I want to add an Ethernet / TV Cable / Telephone jack to 4 bedrooms ...


Thanks for the tip, I've been doing this. Do I need to install a box behind these? Whats the best way to mount keystone jacks to the wall when I have all the cables up through...

It was more work than I expected, when I got under the panel ceiling theres cement along the outside wall between the joits that was added, enter the demo drill .. I'm uber tired but have access to under the outside walls where I want to go in through and didn't have to add any drywall work for myself (yes!!)
yohan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2008, 04:21 PM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 95
Default

I want to add an Ethernet / TV Cable / Telephone jack to 4 bedrooms ...


Quote:
Originally Posted by yohan View Post
Thanks for the tip, I've been doing this. Do I need to install a box behind these? Whats the best way to mount keystone jacks to the wall when I have all the cables up through...

It was more work than I expected, when I got under the panel ceiling theres cement along the outside wall between the joits that was added, enter the demo drill .. I'm uber tired but have access to under the outside walls where I want to go in through and didn't have to add any drywall work for myself (yes!!)

I would mount a box, HD sells orange box/brackets for low voltage old work. Something like this.

They also sell cover plates with 1 to 6 holes for snap in jacks (Cat 5, coax, and phone).
Bcoleman6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-28-2008, 10:39 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 31
Default

I want to add an Ethernet / TV Cable / Telephone jack to 4 bedrooms ...


That looks awesome, I dont have to depress a jack into the wall and drill it in all combersome, plus I'll have more room for looping the wires around ... Looks like those just have the bracket that turns behind the drywall and holds the Keystone (up to 6 cut out) jacks ?
yohan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2008, 10:59 AM   #6
nap
You talking to me?
 
nap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: sw mi
Posts: 5,407
Default

I want to add an Ethernet / TV Cable / Telephone jack to 4 bedrooms ...


correct.

Those (low voltage cut-in rings or old work rings or remodel rings) are simply a box and the attaching mechanisms without the box portion. The provide attachment points for a standard trim plate.

nap is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Phone/Fax Wall Jack cmgith Electrical 5 04-18-2009 11:21 PM
Cable and telephone ground jerryh3 Electrical 12 06-16-2008 08:11 PM
Coaxial Cable Question bahaisamurai Home Theater 9 08-08-2007 02:54 PM
running ethernet through attic null_pointer_us Building & Construction 3 05-15-2006 05:08 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.