Essentials for wiring your home


1. The Master Plan.
  • What do you want?
  • Where do you want it?
  • How are you going to do it?
2. The Cable.
  • CAT5 for data and communications. (and AV with suitable adaptor boxes).
  • CT125 High quality low loss coax for TV, Satellite and Video Baseband.
  • 1.0mm Twin & Earth for lighting.
  • 2.5mm Twin & Earth for powerpoints.
  • 2.5mm Twin figure 8 flex for speakers.
  • Twin screened for line level audio connections.
3. The Accessories.
  • Patch Panels for the wiring closet
  • Equipment rack for the patch panels and centrally located equipment.
  • Socket boxes (Various types).
  • Outlet plates (Various types including custom).
  • Trunking & Conduit.
  • Screws, Rawlplugs and other assorted fixings.
4. The Tools.
  • Eyeshields, Facemask and Gloves
  • Power Drill plus various wood, metal and masonary bits.
  • Screwdrivers.
  • Hacksaw.
  • Hammer.
  • Wood Chisels.
  • Cold Chisels.
  • Crowbar.
  • Electricians Wiring Snake.
  • Torch & Lead Lamp.
5. Other Desirables
  • A mate or two to assist with the work.
  • Plenty of cold drinks (its hot and thirsty work!).
  • The phone number of the local Pizza/Curry House (its hungry work as well!).
  • A Ghetto Blaster for "Music while you work"
  • First Aid Kit for minor cuts and bruises (there will be a few I guarantee!).

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This page last updated : 5th October 2000