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jig

join:2001-01-05
Hacienda Heights, CA

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reply to leibold

Re: My addition will take almost 2 miles of Cat 6

spoken by someone who hasn't crimped 28 cat6 cables to corresponding rj45 ends...

i don't really see a rational person thinking that furniture will change more than once in a child's room... there's basically a single transition from when they're "young" to when they start driving, and that's mainly to conform the bed to their growing length and to add (if it's not already there) a school work desk. that's pretty easy to plan for. no mention of conduit for the runs, so when cat7 comes out or you need fiber, what are you going to do?

i'll note that the number of runs bandied about here far exceeds the cabling colleges supply in their dorms.

this really sounds like a commercial install for an already specified business need, not a residence. beyond that, many parents would prefer their kids (1) use media appliances in a central location where they can be periodically monitored, and (2) have bedrooms that are geared more towards sleeping, not sequestering themselves away from the rest of the family. 400amp service, rooms with cameras outside the doors, almost 30 cat6 runs to each room... doesn't add up. i'd have to look it up, but i think that's significantly more than what kim dot com had in his house in NZ, and that's not really a rational measure, is it?
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robbin
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join:2000-09-21
Leander, TX
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said by jig:

i don't really see a rational person thinking that furniture will change more than once in a child's room... there's basically a single transition from when they're "young" to when they start driving, and that's mainly to conform the bed to their growing length and to add (if it's not already there) a school work desk. that's pretty easy to plan for.

When I was growing up I rearranged my room on a regular basis -- sometimes multiple times per year.


GadgetsRme
RIP lilhurricane
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join:2002-01-30
Canon City, CO

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said by robbin:

said by jig:

i don't really see a rational person thinking that furniture will change more than once in a child's room... there's basically a single transition from when they're "young" to when they start driving, and that's mainly to conform the bed to their growing length and to add (if it's not already there) a school work desk. that's pretty easy to plan for.

When I was growing up I rearranged my room on a regular basis -- sometimes multiple times per year.

My daughter in law rearranges furniture anywhere from 3 to 6 times a year just because she likes to do it. They have a house that would make you scream to cable. The kids are sent outdoors if they need play time, no gaming on the computer unless it is educational, so for them wireless works. Pandora has gaming requirements so hard wired connection is better. Pandora wants minimum exposure of cables and switches so multiple access points are required. It is a personal preference on how to do it. Anyone denigrating his choice is really out of line. Saying you wouldn't do it that way is one thing, being critical calling it stupid or any other similar adjective is another and really not acceptable.

Edit: spelling
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medbuyer

join:2003-11-20
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said by GadgetsRme:

Anyone denigrating his choice is really out of line. Saying you wouldn't do it that way is one thing, being critical calling it stupid or any other similar adjective is another and really not acceptable.

you know that dslreports are forums right? where anybody can voice out their opinion whether it's right or wrong and however the OP chooses to digest those is up to him...

bottomline is everybody or rather most who have read and or posted just can't understand his planned network. if gaming is his forte, nobody's questioning that.

if he offered more details as to why, then maybe we could have all understood a little better but there wasn't any.

but you know what, I would love to see pics of this install, location and all...maybe even when it's in use...with all that wiring, his house might be a good cover candidate for Electronic House magazine...but wait, he didn't say how many speaker runs of 12 gage in wall rated wire he did....

Oedipus

join:2005-05-09
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said by medbuyer:

said by GadgetsRme:

Anyone denigrating his choice is really out of line. Saying you wouldn't do it that way is one thing, being critical calling it stupid or any other similar adjective is another and really not acceptable.

but wait, he didn't say how many speaker runs of 12 gage in wall rated wire he did....

Probably like 8 drops every 72 inches.


jig

join:2001-01-05
Hacienda Heights, CA
reply to GadgetsRme

said by GadgetsRme:

Anyone denigrating his choice is really out of line. Saying you wouldn't do it that way is one thing, being critical calling it stupid or any other similar adjective is another and really not acceptable.

i brought the rationale up because i question it on a more fundamental level. if you'd prefer, you can imagine that the extent of my criticism left off at suggesting pandora install large-bore low-voltage conduit that's easy to fish cables through, if he were going to go through the trouble to do all that cabling anyway. he certainly doesn't appear to be cost-adverse or reluctant to over-engineer.
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