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XCOM
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Project: New office build out.

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So we have decided to move my office from upstairs to downstairs so each kid can have their own room (Teen years coming up) so we have to build the new office downstairs from the ground up.
Steps.

Build office.
Move network closet down stairs.
Move office.

Here is what we got so far.
More pics coming.
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Thane_Bitter
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Why are the studs red?



liht
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Maybe he's using redwood studs.
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said by Thane_Bitter:

Why are the studs red?

Probably specially treated lumber for fire resistance/mold/ect?
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XCOM
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1 recommendation

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Mold resistance.



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So we got the walls up/tape/mud/sand it down/texture.
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Oedipus

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Make sure you add 7 ethernet drops per wall like this guy did.

»My addition will take almost 2 miles of Cat 6



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said by Oedipus:

Make sure you add 7 ethernet drops per wall like this guy did.

»My addition will take almost 2 miles of Cat 6

WTF... ROFL!
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said by Oedipus:

Make sure you add 7 ethernet drops per wall like this guy did.

»My addition will take almost 2 miles of Cat 6

Only 7? He needs 14! J/K.
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No outlets on the new wall at all, or are they coming?



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said by H_T_R_N:

No outlets on the new wall at all, or are they coming?

The systems will not be on the new wall so no outlets need it there. There is plenty of electrical outlets on the existing walls so we are good there. Is going to be too much work to run Cat6 to the wall where the systems are going to be so the idea is to run 100 cat6 cables behind the base board to the systems area.
Is hard to picture it right now but let me see if I can come up with a diagram so I can explain it better.

(Yes 100 is a joke... Is going to be 4 runs only )
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XCOM
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Crown molding and base board was installed today.
Painting will be done during the week.
Door install/Re wiring starts next week end.
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Nice, very nice,.....

Would like to see more,....

BTW, the first picture looks like the studs were put over carpet on the floor,.....? Is that right, if so I have never come across that before.



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Octavean,

Thanks.... Yes a lot of people has ask me about that and the answer is yes is in top of the carpet for a few reasons....
I wanted minimal damage done to the existing structure in case I ever decided to sell the house and the buyer didn't want the room there or even if one day I just decided to knock it down.

I cut a small square of each carpet area where the anchors are to minimize carpet damage.... I didn't want to cut the whole area out and than having to replace the whole carpet if one day the wall comes down. I like to think of it as some what modular... Others call it ghetto... lol
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Err, not to be a PITA but "you never can have too many outlets", and the NEC has rules.

Anyways Wire Mould(TM) makes solutions which would allow you to have power on that wall, be code compliant and be completely removable when/if the wall ever comes out.

Anyways its coming along very fast, you might get it done in a week!



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said by Thane_Bitter:

Err, not to be a PITA but "you never can have too many outlets", and the NEC has rules.

Anyways Wire Mould(TM) makes solutions which would allow you to have power on that wall, be code compliant and be completely removable when/if the wall ever comes out.

Anyways its coming along very fast, you might get it done in a week!

Mehhh.... True. I guess I can deal with it for now
I am hoping that is all done this week end..
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I hear you man,...

Octavean don't judge,....



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Well guys the office is done.

I will post pics of the complete office during the week.
Right now I am debating what am I going to do with the existing network.
I do plan to keep it but I just haven't found a good way to extended down stairs....

If you have any ideas please head over to:

»Networking Ideas Questions for a Retro Build..
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equipment.
Small update.

Equipment is here for the new network.

Panduit 110 Punchdown Block
Panduit Cable organizer
Cat 5e 1000ft Spindle
3u Rack extending to 6u.
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110 punchdown-block
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ok we made some progress....
We have one part of the punch down block done see pics below...
Also the progress pic
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Looking good



XCOM
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Thanks.


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Room looks nice. I'm an amateur, but isn't there a rule about having at most 1/2" of wire exposed at the punch-block?



XCOM
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said by Springbok:

Room looks nice. I'm an amateur, but isn't there a rule about having at most 1/2" of wire exposed at the punch-block?

It is... Just missed some of them... I thought about redoing it bust some of the experts around here gave me the green light
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XCOM
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Here is an update on the network rack....
(Sorry for the bad pics)
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Jacket93

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Glad everything worked out for you..
Question I s that 2 cable modems in your rack



XCOM
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Thanks.

In business account they separate data from voice so they give you one tdma modem and one data modem.
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