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ctsmiths 02-12-2009 09:33 PM

Structured Wiring Panels
 
I looking to put a Structured Wiring Panel in my house, but I havent done much work with them, any suggestions on one brand to another? thanks:huh:

jerryh3 02-13-2009 03:22 AM

What components are you looking to add in it? Audio? Phone? Video? Data?

rgsgww 02-13-2009 08:18 AM

Id recommend P&S and Levition. But to help you any further, what are your needs?

Scuba_Dave 02-13-2009 09:27 AM

I found most of the panels too small for what I need
So I'm just buying parts, then frame it out
I'll put a door on afterwards - or maybe 2 doors

jerryh3 02-13-2009 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by Scuba_Dave (Post 229695)
I found most of the panels too small for what I need
So I'm just buying parts, then frame it out
I'll put a door on afterwards - or maybe 2 doors

Too small? How many modules are you running?

Scuba_Dave 02-13-2009 10:31 AM

24 port Ethenet punch down & probably need another one
At least a dozen phone connections - CAT3
Over a dozen video connections
Wireless router & another switch
Not interested in trying to cram everything into a small box

jerryh3 02-13-2009 10:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scuba_Dave (Post 229730)
24 port Ethenet punch down & probably need another one
At least a dozen phone connections - CAT3
Over a dozen video connections
Wireless router & another switch
Not interested in trying to cram everything into a small box

You running a data center there? Your example is a little extreme, but a 28" panel should be adequate for a typical residential install.

Scuba_Dave 02-13-2009 11:40 AM

No, I'm adding an addition - 24x36 garage, great room & walk up attic
I've also dormered the 2nd floor - so the walls are open
1 phone run to each room - in many cases 2
1 video/cable run to each room - in many cases 2
The great room will be 24x36 & have 5 sets of runs alone

That's only 11 rooms - including 4 bedrooms
6 rooms will have double runs due to size
I want to run wire while the walls are open

At present we have 3 PC's, laptop, network printer, adding network storage, 5 TV's

ctsmiths 02-13-2009 04:15 PM

Phone, Data and CATV. Anyone used Seimon Company panels? We use them at the plant I work in but these are more industrial than res, but they have a res line. Any better or worse then Leviton?

jerryh3 02-13-2009 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by ctsmiths (Post 229883)
Phone, Data and CATV. Anyone used Seimon Company panels? We use them at the plant I work in but these are more industrial than res, but they have a res line. Any better or worse then Leviton?

I don't think one is better than the other. They're just empty boxes until you put the modules in. If you look in my album there's a picture of a 28" panel with a typical rough-in. I think there was 14 coax, 4 pairs of speaker, 12 data(cat 6), and 10 phone(cat 5e).

ctsmiths 02-13-2009 05:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jerryh3 (Post 229896)
I don't think one is better than the other. They're just empty boxes until you put the modules in. If you look in my album there's a picture of a 28" panel with a typical rough-in. I think there was 14 coax, 4 pairs of speaker, 12 data(cat 6), and 10 phone(cat 5e).

What I mean to say is, the components that come with the panel. For example http://www.siemon.com/e-catalog/mdu/...enclosures.asp
Just wondering about the stuff like 2 years down the road, stuff going bad things like that.

Greg C 02-13-2009 05:20 PM

Open House has a 36", On Q 42". Should be plenty of room as long as long as you are not adding security in the same panel. The other choice would be to use a wall mounted network rack from someone like Middle Atlantic.
http://www.middleatlantic.com/dcm/wall/hpm.htm

Then you can use a smaller can for the cable and or phone.

ctsmiths 02-13-2009 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Greg C (Post 229916)
Open House has a 36", On Q 42". Should be plenty of room as long as long as you are not adding security in the same panel. The other choice would be to use a wall mounted network rack from someone like Middle Atlantic.
http://www.middleatlantic.com/dcm/wall/hpm.htm

Then you can use a smaller can for the cable and or phone.

Does this come with componet modules? I'd like to get it all in one shot you know. Do you use these alot?

jerryh3 02-13-2009 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by ctsmiths (Post 229913)
What I mean to say is, the components that come with the panel. For example http://www.siemon.com/e-catalog/mdu/...enclosures.asp
Just wondering about the stuff like 2 years down the road, stuff going bad things like that.

You may have a better selection by going with Leviton or OnQ/Legrand. They're carried by the big boxes so they're easy to get. I believe their modules are interchangeable so If something goes out you can replace it with the other brand.
http://www.onqlegrand.com/products/F9001

Greg C 02-13-2009 05:45 PM

Middle Atlantic only makes the rack itself. You can get rack mounted switches from several different vendors depending on if you need POE, or VPN etc. We use these in larger houses.


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