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DarkLogix
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join:2008-10-23
Baytown, TX
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Re: Should I run RG6 or skip it?

IMO run RG6QS, because IF you or someone ever uses it you don't want it to have to be replaced due to going cheepo.

Also I'd go ahead and use some keystone jacks to term them, if you just leave it in the wall only you will know its there.

I'd just go ahead and get a small electrical box and a grounding block

Might as well do it right instead of half-a**ed so if you or someone ever want to use it you don't have a sat or CTV installer just doing their own thing because your work wasn't done or was forgotten about.

So I'd put a grounding block where ever you imagine a CTV might come to enter the home and ground it to the breaker box.

Then have a cable from there go to the attic (or basement) and have a small electrical box (or whatever you want to use to organize the cables)

No need to term the ends at the aggregate location just be sure they're tidy and its clear what is what.

Then if/when you want to use it its ready to easily be finished and used.
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CUBS_FAN
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join:2005-04-28
Chicago, IL
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Yeah, what everyone else said. Run it! Just as it was common to have a TV antenna on your roof in the 70's and 80's, today its going to be a common thing to see homes wired for Cable/Internet service.



Daarken
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Southwest LA
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reply to DarkLogix

Darklogix is 100% right.
Do it right the 1st time, and don't do it half-a$$. Even if you don't terminate and just provide keystone jacks, it still will be worth more in the future.
Also depending on how open your walls are, spend the extra few hours and run it to the bedrooms as well.
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TheSMJ

join:2009-08-19
Farmington, MI

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reply to CUBS_FAN

As a matter of fact, the house does have 300-ohm twin lead wire going to each room and is connected to an old antenna in the attic. However, the wire is in pretty bad shape with the insulation cracking and peeling all over the place. I've been removing the connectors in each room and reusing the boxes for Ethernet.

I may as well run a couple RG6 drops to the family room, one in each bedroom and MAYBE two in the master bedroom. I'll just follow the same paths I used for the CAT6 and have it all end at the CAT6 patch panel. I'll leave everything unterminated for now and buy keystone jacks for it later on.



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said by TheSMJ:

As a matter of fact, the house does have 300-ohm twin lead wire going to each room and is connected to an old antenna in the attic.

That's funny because I discovered an antenna preserved in perfect condition in the crawl space attic above my single level home. I saw some twin lead 300 ohm in the basement and I traced it up to the attic.