[TriLUG] [OT] Wired/wireless networking in house

Peter Neilson neilson at windstream.net
Sun Jan 9 06:40:10 EST 2011

For wiring in general, I recommend running loose nylon cord alongside 
any data wiring that you install, predrilling additional holes in studs, 
headers, and firestops if necessary. It will work as pull rope for easy 
installation of additional wiring in parallel to your original. This is 
especially handy ten or twenty years from now when you want to upgrade 
your wiring to the new standard, whatever it may be, but don't want to 
rip out the olding wiring just to pull the new wires through.

I have always neglected to do this in every building where I had the chance.

Use nylon cord, which lasts, not polypropylene, which disintegrates with 
time. When you pull in new wiring, remember to pull through a 
replacement pull cord.

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