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paulw11

Hartley, NSW
Joined 14 February 2011
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2 months2 monthspaulw11paulw11 posted:
Data points expensive

It is up to you to work out with the builder. Some won’t allow it. Some will. Sometimes you can work with the site supervisor directly.
Since you are in…

1 year1 yearpaulw11paulw11 posted:
TV antennas? Phone lines? Who needs them?

If you want whole house WiFi I think it is better to run cable to a few Wifi access points than to rely on mesh units. Mesh units use some…

2 years2 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
10amp or 15amp?

Generally a power circuit will have a 20 amp circuit breaker and the breaker must trip at a lower current than the capacity of the cable used in order to…

3 years3 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
Ducted reverse cycle heating/cooling + smart thermostat

As Arcadelt said, most systems in Australia use some form of dedicated controller with a proprietary protocol between the controller and the unit. This is different to the situation in…

3 years3 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
How many data points did you put in?

Yeah it's overkill and I do have UniFi WiFi, but I didn't want to be limited in the future, and the cost was only about $40 per point for me.

3 years3 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
How many data points did you put in?

Since I am a registered cabler and could do it myself for the cost of materials plus my time, I have about 70 points spread across a dual occupancy house…

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3 years3 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
Buider forget 2nd data point

Also, installing your own data cabling is illegal; You need to be a registered cabler with a data cabling endorsement.
Also, I saw from your other thread that your house is…

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3 years3 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
Buider forget 2nd data point

This does sound worrying. You should have two runs , direct from the nbn location in the garage to the rooms where you want the outlets.
Is your construction full…

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3 years3 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
TV DISTRIBUTION

A 9-way split of your FTA antenna (plus whatever you already have in the shed) means that you will need to look at your signal strength carefully. Depending on…

TV DISTRIBUTION
3 years3 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
TV DISTRIBUTION

Yes, but what exactly do you want to distribute and to how many rooms?
For FTA, just use an n-way spitter (how many rooms do you want to provide FTA to?)
For…

3 years3 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
Best hardwired UPS?

I have a cheapo FineOffset type from eBay. It isn't too bad. The rain gauge didn't last long; I think it is infested with spiders, but the temperature,…

3 years3 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
Best hardwired UPS?

I don't think you will find a single-phase hard-wired in & out UPS. Hardwired UPS are typically used in data center environments, which are three-phase. It will probably…

3 years3 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
CAT6 Wiring cost "per point"

It is a common misconception that only the terminations must be carried out by a registered cabler.
It is illegal to do any communications cabling yourself, not just the termination.…

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3 years3 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
Cable Internet connection on new build

Ah, then that is probably the problem. If your house is too far from the street pole for the cable to reach while maintaining sufficient clearance above the ground,…

3 years3 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
Cable Internet connection on new build

It is your (typically via the builder) responsibility to provide a lead-in conduit for a Telstra connection where the telephone lines are underground. I have always seen Optus cable…

3 years3 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
Cable Internet connection on new build

Optus should install a cable outlet for their modem wherever you ask, within reason; For example, a solid concrete internal wall is probably out of the question.
Any…

4 years4 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
DIY Home Automation

The issue I see with bulbs like the LiFX and the Hue is that the most common task you want to do with a light is turn it on/off as…

4 years4 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
Home Networking Issues

This won't give the right result, because all of the ports in the house will not be behind the router. Not only does this mean that all of the…

4 years4 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
Hills Home Hub Telstra Velocity Data Sockets not working

Can you add a photo of what you have in the hub? Unless you have a serious vermin problem data cabling won't just stop working; It is more likely…

4 years4 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
Apple HomeKit and Z-Wave technology etc - Discussion

I have lighting, mostly on relays but 8 channels of dimming.
There are quite a few movement sensors for various purposes:
movement sensor in the pantry and linen cupboard…

4 years4 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
Apple HomeKit and Z-Wave technology etc - Discussion

I have installed C-Bus in my house. The two main benefits I see are:
1. Rock solid reliability. It uses cat5 cable to connect everything so you never have problems with…

5 years5 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
Are these Network Cables The Same??

Yes, they are electrically the same. The difference in price is simply the lower volume for yellow sheathed cable - Blue and grey are the most commonly used colours,…

5 years5 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
NBN Enabled - No More STD Phone Points?

Traditional phone cabling used Telstra 610 phone sockets (the larger flat/square sockets that have been in use for decades) along with cables that could only support telephone services and not…

5 years5 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
Brightgreen LEDs with a Clipsal Cbus

I know that Brightgreen work with C-Bus to ensure that their products are compatible. LEDs are only a (potential) problem where you are dimming them. If you are…

5 years5 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
TV Points for Networked House

Having a TV point at the rack is a good idea, but I would put them at other locations as well as you suggest for future owners. RG6 quad…

5 years5 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
cabling plan

Unless you have a cabling registration with a structured cabling endorsement it is illegal to run your own data cabling. It is also illegal for the registered cabler to…

5 years5 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
Macbook to TV - Wireless Media

Unfortunately jail broken Apple TVs are pretty rare and consequently sell for 3 times or more the price of a new one.
If your MacBook is newer then you can…

5 years5 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
setting up lounge room

The link in my message takes you to the product at Dicksmith.com.au where it is on special today for $279 - but if you search in google you will find…

5 years5 yearspaulw11paulw11 posted:
setting up lounge room

I have all my equipment mounted in a kitchen cabinet that is just outside the living room. I use a to control the equipment in the cabinet. …

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