How many RG6 from street to wiring enclosure?

BlackAceAugust 14, 2012

Hi there, we are about to close up the walls with drywall in our new construction home. We have a structured wiring enclosure in a closet with home run phone, data and tv throughout the house. I noticed the installer only pulled one RG6 from the street. Does that mean I'm splitting a single signal for all of the RG6 connections in the house, including Internet and TV?

In previous houses, I was always told to at least have a dedicated line from the street to the outlet where the Internet router connects, but I've never had a wiring enclosure before, so I'm unsure if the same rules apply.

It seems like this is just a glorified daisy-chain system, but again... I don't know what I don't know.

Help? :)

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Northlut

Yes, you'd need to split a single signal for all of the connections in the house. But you're going to have to do that no matter what -- at the end of the line, there's only one piece of cable coming in from the cable company. It's just a question of whether you split it where it comes in from the street, and pull multiple runs to your enclosure, or you pull one run to your enclosure and split it all in there. You can do it either way, but when I have a choice I'm inclined to split it at the structured wiring enclosure (so just one run from the street). It's nicer to keep the majority of your splitters and connectors inside, out of the elements. And if you need to amplify, you can have your amplifier inside the enclosure, with an unsplit signal from the street as its input.

    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 3:48PM
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