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Infrastructure Wiring for Homes (2001)
New tools and techniques have been developed to permit the clean, efficient, economical installation of a structured wiring system in an existing home. This 2-hour video, tailored to installers, shows how.
The video first illustrates in some detail how houses are built. Then, using a mock-up of a two story house with crawl space and attic, the video describes the use of modern tools and techniques for running wire without tearing up the walls and ceilings.
Finally, installation of structured wiring systems is shown in three homes - one 75-year-old home with balloon construction; one of post-World War II vintage with many add-ons; and finally the ultimate test - a home on a slab, with solid walls and no attic.
|Part 1.||House Framing||03:20|
|Part 2.||Installation Tools||23:00|
|Part 3.||Installation Demonstration Houses|
|Grand Rapids, Michigan - 1926||1:09:40|
|Austin, Texas - 1947, addns 1965||1:30:05|
|Tuscon, Arizona - 1964||1:41:25|
The video discusses the construction and properties of twisted pair and coaxial cable used in structured wiring systems, including connectors for each. Other components of a system are described - central distribution devices, outlets, audio equipment, etc. Design and testing of residential networks are covered extensively.
The various steps in the planning process are described and illustrated. Finally, installation techniques are shown for two new homes - in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Atlanta, Georgia. This 1- hour, 37 minute video is tailored to installers.
|Part 1.||Wiring Basics - Wire & Cable||04:15|
|Wiring Basics - Connectors||25:40|
|Part 2.||Infrastructure Wiring/Residential Networks||36:25|
|Part 3.||Field Installations - Prewire||1:03:20|
|Field Installations - Trim-out||1:28:35|
These videos can be ordered from our Publication List section.
Have questions regarding Structured Wiring, a component being incorporated into more and more homes? For an overview, order a FREE copy of Structured Wiring For Today's Homes CD-ROM - Homeowner Edition.
Phone wiring isn’t just for phones anymore. Ordinary telephone wiring can’t handle today’s rapidly expanding communications needs. Today’s homeowners expect their homes to accommodate:
- Multiple phone lines
- Internet service
- Video distribution, and other entertainment services
- Data and security services
- Fax machines
- And the list goes on.
Faster and more reliable than ordinary phone wiring, low-cost, high-tech copper wiring (Category 5 or better) should be installed to every room in the modern home. It’s what is needed to carry voice, data and other services from where they enter the house to every room, and from any one room to any other.
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