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Offline Babybearjs

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getting it done, right.....
« on: March 30, 2017, 03:24:28 PM »
well.... here are some photos of my home KTS now. I finally got the wood from my neighbor to make a backboard (painted it  White) and remounted my system shifting everything to the left side of the closet. now, I have the room to mount my 66 Blocks and clean up all the wiring....what a chore!
John

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Re: getting it done, right.....
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 02:46:24 AM »
after so much trial and error.....and I do mean ERROR... I finally drilled a 2 1/2" hole in my floor and rewired the whole system. Now, everything is in 1 place instead of a daisy chained mess under my house.... each outlet location has it own run and wired into the 66 blocks by room... (living room, kitchen, etc.) I have the whole south side of the house done, now I just have to re-run the second living room, bedroom and Shed lines....(north side) Once that's done, then everything will be in this utility closet and easily trouble shot.... I also have 2 of 3 208A KTU's and may have to buy a rack system to house it all. I kept getting short on line 2 and it was frustrating trying to trouble shoot the problem..... Now that problem is solved and I won't have to fix this system again.... I even customized the 66 block by removing certain positions and grouping the block in 4 pair groups. The last positions are only for 2 pair circuits or special application use...my doorbell circuit for instance.... it does run 10 VAC....
John

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Re: getting it done, right.....
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 05:34:42 AM »
There is no substitution for direct home runs to each location for trouble shooting and standardization purposes. Hopefully no more trips under the house for you!

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Re: getting it done, right.....
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2017, 08:40:59 AM »
Looks good! Takes patience I am sure.

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Re: getting it done, right.....
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 08:44:32 AM »
my roommate was joking with me about being covered in cobwebs.... I hate crawling around under a house....
John

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Re: getting it done, right.....
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2018, 05:14:59 PM »
Yea,  running to make connections in a damp location will cause you headaches. It's so much better to have all connections where you can get to them easy.
I remember a system in a crawl space that the company ran the key was in the damp location, and in the spring, cross talk was an issue that plagued the owner of a shop in town.
And plan plan plan, where and what your going to have. Back boards are the only way to go. For mounting other add one to your system. I must have done mine five times, before I finally got things right.

Life, it's all about experience, and learning from them.
You have a great system, and they are fun to play with.