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mmainprize

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Re: 470Ft Cable Run


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Don't forget to throw some coax in there with that Cat6.

Good point, you still need Coax to the house if you want TV in the House.


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said by mmainprize:


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Don't forget to throw some coax in there with that Cat6.

Good point, you still need Coax to the house if you want TV in the House.

AFAIK the OP does not plan on video services from Charter.
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whoaru99

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Maybe it's the plan, but perhaps not a bad idea to lay in a double or triple run of Cat6 in the trench while you're at it, just in case.


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said by whoaru99:

Maybe it's the plan, but perhaps not a bad idea to lay in a double or triple run of Cat6 in the trench while you're at it, just in case.

I suggested getting some bridge media converters and running fiber.
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uniden9

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I would have to agree with tech guru. Burying ethernet cable, or any copper cable is not wise. You can buy preterminated fiber optic cabling relatively cheap, and a pair of media convertors. The media convertors are a tad on the pricey side, but it will keep lightning out of the system and your house.


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said by uniden9:

The media convertors are a tad on the pricey side, but it will keep lightning out of the system and your house.

That depends on which plan he plans to get. 30/4 a 100 base-fx pair would be fine which can be had for a fairly low price (starting around $30 each). BUT if he gets the 100/5 plan he will need a gigabit connection which costs a lot more ($55+ each)

NewEgg is probably the best place to get a pair.

»www.newegg.com/Product/ProductLi···eSize=20
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reply to Litzner
Wow. A lot of silly and wasteful advice in this thread.
OP, the best this you can do is get a decent sized PVC conduit from the house to the outbuilding.

Don't forget, the cable needs to be grounded per NEC requirements at the outbuilding (a single ground rod IS NOT acceptable).
I suggested coax betwixt because you can easily send video and data passively with no conversion (E.G., locate your equipment at the house instead of an outbuilding).
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