Allison J Parent wrote:
< I've got cabling installed all over the
place. I just need to work out
< what I want to use it to connect to what...
I have it beat... Beige RG58 for 10b2 and I am Da Wife!!! Actually
due to the construction of the house it's pretty easy to string wire
as needed to any room through the attic. I've had to do it for the TV
I use stock 58 black in the walls to wall plates and beige for the exposed
cables from the plates to the machines. Bore a 3/4" hole in the top plate of
the wall in the attic, or in the bottom if from the basement (as mine is)
and you can pass even the BNC through. Make sure to put foam sealant around
the excess hole though to keep Mickey and his mouse friends from using the
hole for a new house, after you shove a bit of plain steel wool in the hole
(to hold the foam from going too far and keep te mice from chewing the foam
My .02 is why did they go with BNC? Eithernet would
do as well with
F connectors and they are cheaper and easier to affix. I've done my
share of connectors for RF in 25+ years from TNC, BNC, N, F, PL259s,
RCA and XLRs to name a few.
Not sure if F connectors were around back then, or if they were very much in
use. Also it makes things much harder to disconnect. That's why they
probably didn't use PL259 and SO238 combos since every had their fill of
threaded connectors from the twinax days.