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Old 06-01-2010, 08:37 PM   #1
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So, I rewired our sunroom with DH's A/V needs in mind. I installed five quad-plex recs on the wall where he planned to put the tv etc. I thought....

Now DH and I agree that we don't like the look of all the stereo equiptment under the TV. And it's going to be re-located to a cabinet in the 'center of the room behind the sofa. This location is conveniently located next to TWO duplex recs (one on each circuit). HEADSMACK.

So, anyone else willing to volunteer your exceptional planning and work that resulted in a less than stellar result?

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Well, I finished my basement for my three young sons so the "playroom" could be called the office as it was intended to be.

Did not put in three-way switches so guess who gets to run downstairs to turn off the lights? D'oh!

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Well, I finished my basement for my three young sons so the "playroom" could be called the office as it was intended to be.

Did not put in three-way switches so guess who gets to run downstairs to turn off the lights? D'oh!
X10 switches could save the trips without rewiring
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So, I rewired our sunroom with DH's A/V needs in mind. I installed five quad-plex recs on the wall where he planned to put the tv etc. I thought....
20 outlets? I wouldn't do that unless I had surge protection in the receptacle... and that means about $300-400 just in receptacles!
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House-wide surge protection.

Where are you buying your outlets? Five quadplex = 10 duplex recs. At around 3 bucks a pop for TR 15-amp recs = $30.
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House-wide surge protection.

Where are you buying your outlets? Five quadplex = 10 duplex recs. At around 3 bucks a pop for TR 15-amp recs = $30.
I was assuming surge-protected receptacles.

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