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Dorado 02-09-2013 11:27 PM

Where to place coax jacks
 
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I want to update a mid 60s apartment by surface mounting at least one RG6 jack in the bedrooms. I own the apartment and will resell it eventually. How many RG6 jacks would be typical for a bedroom like the one below if it were built today, and where's a good location for them? The cables will be coming in from the hallway and I think I should drill from the hallway into the bedroom closet (which I'm allowed to do) to install a jack on the wall opposite the entrance, but I'll definitely put a jack on the same wall as the entrance, so if one is enough I won't bother going through the closet.

gregzoll 02-10-2013 12:27 AM

Usual rule of thumb is where the most convenient location that a TV may be placed, or near the telephone jack. With flatscreen hdtv sets being mounted to walls, your best bet would be to place one low, and one high up where a mount would be, along with a Cat-5e or Cat-6 and power, just in case someone wants to mount their tv on the wall. If you do not want to mount said jacks up high, you can use a pass-through conduit, that would allow someone to pull everything up inside the wall, and drop the power cord down to plug into the outlet down below.

Figure in your wiring, Telephone that is using Cat-5e/Cat-6, a extra pull for ethernet, and a coax.

brric 02-10-2013 07:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Dorado (Post 1113733)
I want to update a mid 60s apartment by surface mounting at least one RG6 jack in the bedrooms. I own the apartment and will resell it eventually. How many RG6 jacks would be typical for a bedroom like the one below if it were built today, and where's a good location for them? The cables will be coming in from the hallway and I think I should drill from the hallway into the bedroom closet (which I'm allowed to do) to install a jack on the wall opposite the entrance, but I'll definitely put a jack on the same wall as the entrance, so if one is enough I won't bother going through the closet.

Place the jacks on the wall that is likely to be opposite of the bed.

rrolleston 02-10-2013 08:08 AM

Not everyone will agree on where they should go. I would put them in the most convenient spot and they can always run a wire to where they want the tv. And as long as there are enough receptacles finding a place to plug in the tv should not be much of a problem.


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