I believe it's not considered an air handling space. Even if it was, though, more expensive cable is bound to be cheaper / faster than the labor and effort to drill holes in the wall and fish cable up two floors. Or go up the outside of the house & then drill in (I hate that sort of thing). I should say that I'm not planning on running the wiring; I'd have my electrician do it. As much as I understand what I want and how to get there, my skill level is such that the end result simply would not look as polished and my margin for error is, shall we say, a fair bit higher. :) What I currently have is: 1st floor den: Cable (data) enters house, cable modem, VoIP box, wireless router, gigabit switch, main PC & work laptop, phone base station, UPS. A line runs from the Gb switch to the basement. Basement: Another Gb switch with ports for my server & 'hobby' PC and a KVM. I took the framing under the stairs and mounted a shelf the entire width/depth so I've an approx. 30" x 48" tabletop area with smaller shelves mounted higher up for the switch & KVM. Access is available on 3 sides and there's plenty of ventilation. A UPS sits raised off the floor and drives everything; it's sourced from a separate 30 amp circuit I had run. Since the basement is naturally cooler I don't have to worry about the heat thrown by everything; I just made sure the wine rack was placed far away just in case. Second floor: Wife's PC in a spare bedroom on a smaller UPS. Connects via wireless. What I want to do it: Disable wireless. Run CAT6 cable to the spare bedroom and possibly to all bedrooms. Other end terminates by the switch in the basement. The wire will actually run up to the attic and then down the wall into the bedroom. That's the easiest way to do it. Other than the wife's PC I'm not actually sure where I'd actually need the other Ethernet jacks so I may choose to just have the cable pulled but not terminated. That way if/when we decide we need a jack in another bedroom it's a small, quick job to place it exactly where desired. If 802.11n wireless comes out in final form before I get around to the wiring I may settle for upgrading the wireless infrastructure instead of pulling cables. 300Mb is plenty. John A. Jones, CISSP Americas Information Security Officer Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc. V: +1-630-455-2787 F: +1-312-601-1782 john.jones@xxxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Burns, Bryan Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 7:43 AM To: PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users Subject: Re: [PCTECH] Home office design Keep in mind that if you're running the cable in an air handling space (an air return for sure, I don't know if the flue box is considered an air handling space) you'll need to use plenum rated cabling, which is pricey. Bryan Burns ECHO, Inc. -----Original Message----- From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Jones, John (US) Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 6:56 AM To: PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users Subject: Re: [PCTECH] Home office design Depends on your municipality but in some places, yes, running _any_ cable through a vent is a violation. Crossing through or streaming along; either way can be illegal. I didn't know it until recently when the electrician I use mentioned it when discussing some of the work he's come across in other homes. However, spaces around vents are apparently OK, at least where I live. In my home there's a vent space for the furnace & hot water heater. The flue is only about a 4 or 5 inch diameter and the space is far bigger than that. Local code says it's OK to run low voltage cable in that vent space. I plan on doing that when we run CAT6 from the basement to the 2nd floor. We'll just take pains to keep it to the side so it doesn't touch/vibrate against the flue. John A. Jones, CISSP Americas Information Security Officer Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc. V: +1-630-455-2787 F: +1-312-601-1782 john.jones@xxxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dan Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 2:24 PM To: PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users Subject: Re: [PCTECH] Home office design On 10/12/06, Shannon O'Donnell <shannon.odonnell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
An alternative to running the wire inside the walls is to run it on the outside of the wall and use a plastic wire cover to hide it. Doesn't looka as nice but if you can't get into the walls, a problem I
had in my cabin where the walls were 6-inch logs, then it's better
than nothing. Another alternative that worked for us was to use the return air vent. Our router is in the basement, and my son has a PC on the second floor. Instead of running the cable through the vent "grid" in his room, I rerouted it in his room so the cable comes out of a wall plate. Dunno if I broke any building codes doing this. - Dan -- -- This is the PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users (PcTech) mailing list To post a message email: PcTech@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/pctech or email: PcTech-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/pctech. This email is for the use of the intended recipient(s) only. If you have received this email in error, please notify the sender immediately and then delete it. If you are not the intended recipient, you must not keep, use, disclose, copy or distribute this email without the author's prior permission. We have taken precautions to minimize the risk of transmitting software viruses, but we advise you to carry out your own virus checks on any attachment to this message. We cannot accept liability for any loss or damage caused by software viruses. The information contained in this communication may be confidential and may be subject to the attorney-client privilege. If you are the intended recipient and you do not wish to receive similar electronic messages from us in future then please respond to the sender to this effect.
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