Brian Karas

Home Cabling Part V

So, now we’ve got a house full of cables, a nice wiring closet, and neat and impressive outlets. At this point you may be thinking ‘what do I do with all these wires’? We should probably go over some of the things you can do with your new high-tech...

Home Cabling Pt IV

We’re nearing the end of our series on planning and installing an open-standards residential wiring system. As promised, this article is intended to address the issues of terminating your cables properly, and also some tips on mounting wiring closet components...

Home Cabling Part III

Now that we’ve discussed the basic merits of a good wiring system, and gone over some basic wiring closet arrangements, we need to take a look at the typical rooms in a house, and where we need our cables to go. Fortunately, this is a pretty simple task. Calrad...

Home Cabling Part II

I think we’re all pretty much sold on the idea of wiring our houses for the future, but before we can run any cable, we’ll have to determine where the other end will go. This brings us to the wiring closet, also known as the home run point, wiring center,...

Home Cabling – Pt I

It used to be rare that you’d see a home wired with basic-quad cable in more than a couple of rooms for phone service. Now it’s quite common for new houses to be built with multiple data-grade cables in all rooms (including bathrooms). Home cabling systems...