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The frames started to go up today. Site supervisor is of the opinion we'll be finalising the electrical plan end of next week.

This is much much faster than I was expecting! I wanted to talk to a smart home installer and get a quote to completely rework the electrical and data cabling. But I doubt I'll have time. Maybe the best I can do is make sure that the wall cabling is in conduit for easier replacement later.

Even without that there's a bunch I want to change though. Ethernet in the roof for cameras and wifi. Make sure there's a real rack and patch panel in the cupboard. Run the nbn and antenna cable to the rack as well. Maybe I'll fuck around and ask about running fibre between the house and the shed. They thought I was weird with all of my extra data ports. They're going to outright hate me soon.
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@stibbons tbh these days I'd just put in conduit everywhere and run the stuff yourself later for data. Putting in wallplates for data isn't hard if you've got a CAT6 crimper

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@ThermiteBeGiants @stibbons don’t even need to crimp them, you can just use a punch-down tool with the blocks (though crimped connectors are nicer probably).

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@ThermiteBeGiants Technically illegal, and tbh I'd rather just pay a sparkie who's got much better chance of wiring a socket properly.
(that said, my wife is also telling me to just run the data cables myself)

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@stibbons last time I checked, changing a lightbulb in Victoria without using a licensed sparkie was also illegal. Tell that to the electrical department at Bunnings though lol.
Data is low voltage, low current work.

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@ThermiteBeGiants Everything this side of the wall plate is fine in NSW. Right now I'm comfortable paying someone willing to certify the low power work isn't gonna mess with the other stuff though.
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