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Looking for idea's here.. In the process of building and trying to decide how many and what outlets I want where. I'm installing several extra 110v receptacles in each room as well as making sure there is coax on each wall. Any coax jacks will also have 2 runs of CAT5e. I'm going to also go ahead and prewire for audio in the living area. Any other suggestions? I would rather install extra now and not need it than need it and not have it.

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if you are going to wall mount a flat screen, have extra suport for the mount, along with a recessed outlet and HDMI. If I were going from scratch I would have a closet off the living room wired to run all the media equipment, modem, file server etc.

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Looking for idea's here.. In the process of building and trying to decide how many and what outlets I want where. I'm installing several extra 110v receptacles in each room as well as making sure there is coax on each wall. Any coax jacks will also have 2 runs of CAT5e. I'm going to also go ahead and prewire for audio in the living area. Any other suggestions? I would rather install extra now and not need it than need it and not have it.
Wiring for outdoor speakers, etc. might be nice. Outdoor electrical is always good (I know it has nothing to do with a media room, but since you asked). Also maybe wiring in the bath, kitchen and other rooms for TV etc.


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if you are going to wall mount a flat screen, have extra suport for the mount, along with a recessed outlet and HDMI. If I were going from scratch I would have a closet off the living room wired to run all the media equipment, modem, file server etc.
I had a small closet added to mount my enclosure along with any media equipment. I have also already braced areas that could possibly have a flat panel mounted there just in case. I'm not real familiar with HDMI, thanks for the heads up. I will research it and see what I come up with.





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Wiring for outdoor speakers, etc. might be nice. Outdoor electrical is always good (I know it has nothing to do with a media room, but since you asked). Also maybe wiring in the bath, kitchen and other rooms for TV etc.


Just a thought anyway.....
I have probably gone overboard with extra phone/cat5/coax jacks as well as 110 receptacles however, outdoor audio didn't even crossed my mind. Thanks.

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Run a 1 1/2" conduit down the wall behind you tv to a box and one in you home office.

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make sure they run 2 coax anywhere you plan on having a dvr.

we typically have the following prewired to every tv location:

dual coax
3 cat 5e
1 control wire(4 conductor)
and a 1.5" flex tube for future runs.

prewire any room in the house that you see you could eventually install speakers. alot of the jobs we do get a run for every room.
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Good ideas above.



Put a 220v outlet in the garage?????

Run a gas line out side to the back yard for a future patio grill?
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make sure they run 2 coax anywhere you plan on having a dvr.

we typically have the following prewired to every tv location:

dual coax
3 cat 5e
1 control wire(4 conductor)
and a 1.5" flex tube for future runs.

prewire any room in the house that you see you could eventually install speakers. alot of the jobs we do get a run for every room.
Why 3 cat5? What are you reffering to as a control wire (4 conductor?


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Put a 220v outlet in the garage?????

Run a gas line out side to the back yard for a future patio grill?
Already setup 4 220v (2-30amp & 2-40amp) along with 6 110V receptacles... Gotta have plenty of power for the compressors/plasma cutters/ect.

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I always have a "home-run" panel in a closet. All the cat5e and pre-wires go there. When the cable/satelite or alarm folks get there, they can easily tie to everything in the attic, then finish in the box. No drilling and beating up a new house.

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Zach if you need any help give me a call, Blake is running his own audio/video company now he can help you out with anything

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Run a 1 1/2" conduit down the wall behind you tv to a box and one in you home office.
Definatly! When I remodeled I didnt run HDMI cables, now I have HD and a PS3 and no room for more cables.

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my biggest pet peve about houses is light switches. I hated my last house, you had to walk clear accross a big room to get to a switch that was hidden between the fridge and the wall. There should have been one at the other entrance, too. My new house isnt quite as bad.

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Why 3 cat5? What are you reffering to as a control wire (4 conductor?




Already setup 4 220v (2-30amp & 2-40amp) along with 6 110V receptacles... Gotta have plenty of power for the compressors/plasma cutters/ect.

We can then use 2 for cat 5 baluns; ie video and audio and one for ir or rs232. and the 4 conductor is a control wire that can also be used for ir or rs232 control.
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electrical outlets in the eves for christmas lights (on switches)
Gas pipe out the back of the house for grill (already been mentioned)
Water spigot next to gas line so I can put a sink by grill.
isolated electric circuit for freezer in laundry room
gas line in laundry room if want to I replace dryer with gas
flood lights on back and front of house (on switches) I wish I would have put one on each corner to shine down each side of the house...
gates on both sides of the house
cable outlets up high for flat panel mounting
electrical outlets up high for flat panel mounting
connected vent hood to real pipe that vents outside the house
electric outlet in ceiling for projector in media room
surround sound pre wire

walk through the house and think about those holidays when you're going to decorate and then think about place you'll need outlets... I need one in the floor of our rotunda for the big ass Christmas tree but I didnt realize it until it was too late...

If I think of anything else, I'll post it... good luck with the build...
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audio/video connections in the master bathroom for tv/speakers. have them connect to either your living area or into the master bedroom.

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