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Priorities, Home Improvement and Marital Harmony

Someone who read the story in the New York Times asked me about the decision-making we engage in here at HouseinProgress.  They were curious about the "five things" that were mentioned there.  So, here is the whole story about the five...

High-Tech Mailbag: How to Install Structured Wire?

We haven't reached in to our digital mail bag in quite a while, so I decided to post the latest question we got from a frustrated DIYer... Hello, my name is Clint. I stumbled upon your web page and read your posting...

Two Long Years

Saturday marked the two year anniversary of our purchase of this house. Like the first year, we didn't accomplish as much as we would have hoped. Reviewing our first year anniversary write-up, we hit about half of what we said...

Too Much Going

This seems to have become the guilt and handwringing blog, of late. I guess one can only take so much dust, reduced living space and general chaos before it starts to wear you down. ;-) The real kicker for me?...

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Structured Wiring Tutorial DVD

A useful starting point for understanding the concept of structured media and how to install it yourself....

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Choosing Structured Media Distribution Panel Modules

The latest episode in the structured wiring project... The Dilemma With the cable schedule planned and the wire pulled throughout the house, it's now time to select and install modules in the distribution panel in the basement. Over the past...

Pulling Cable

With detailed plans in place, AJ came over the other evening and helped pull the structured wiring thoughout the house. Our Approach We focused on the runs to the second floor, and started by setting up the cable spool on...

Creating a Cable Schedule

For those who've been following our site for awhile, you may recall the evolution of our planning to wire the house. We started modestly, installling coaxial cable ourselves the first summer. Then we started to think more holistically and developed...

Preparing the Structured Wiring Home Run

OK, so after a lot of research and planning I've finally started the structured wiring installation. Actually, by 'getting started' I really just mean the prep work. I've found even that takes quite a bit of work... The Challenge My...

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Wire Mesh Cable Trays

A robust solution for running large quantities of low voltage wire....

Structured Wiring Distribution Panels

After a lot of research, I've settled on a distribution panel for our multimedia structured wiring system....

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The Ball House

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Structured Wiring Wrapped Bundle

A wrapped wire bundle for our structured wiring project....

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Creating a House Wiring Plan

So, as we wrap up the first floor bathroom, we're starting to think about the second floor again. Not that this is new...we started work on the second floor back around Thanksgiving of last year. Wow... Thanksgiving of last year......

Installing Coaxial Cable

Last weekend we installed our own cable. Here's how it went... The Problem The previous owners had never had cable (although they did have an antennae, which we removed from the chimney last week) so we were starting from scratch....

The Fishy Men

Okay, a few key things happened today, so I will try to categorize them in order. (I ASK YOU AN IMPORTANT QUESTION AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS THAT ONLY YOU CAN ANSWER.) Remember when I sent away the Cable Guy...

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