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tezzab
tezzab
13 January 2016

Wireless or Cabled

Wireless or Cabled

+1 on cables. The second cable might not appear to be worth it, but consider it as Insurance, as replacing a single run can be very costly. Wireless can be hit and miss…

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tezzab
Jan 13, 2016 9:34 am
tezzab
BJ88
BJ88
13 January 2016

TV Points for Networked House

TV Points for Networked House

Put TV points everywhere where you intend to watch TV.

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BJ88
Jan 13, 2016 1:44 am
BJ88
BJ88
BJ88
13 January 2016

Average price of a data point

Average price of a data point
1, 2

That's a good way to go about it mate, good choice on the mechs.

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BJ88
Jan 13, 2016 1:28 am
BJ88
bpratt
bpratt
12 December 2015

Speaker cable type and point location

Speaker cable type and point location

Round off the bends in your conduit.. it may be 50mm , but a 90degree corner even with a drawstring might not allow you to pull through a new HDMI version 3.5 cable…

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bpratt
Dec 12, 2015 10:20 am
imojoe
imojoe
1 December 2015

Apple HomeKit and Z-Wave technology etc - Discussion

Apple HomeKit and Z-Wave technology etc - Discussion

There is a complete new HomeKit app that lets you control HomeKit devices really…

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imojoe
Dec 01, 2015 7:07 am
paulm29
paulm29
30 November 2015

Intercom Pre-wiring

Intercom Pre-wiring

Hi Askanaan, Can you point me out which one you purchased off Ebay? I am building with pre-wiring for intercom. Just trying to save where I can. Thanks

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paulm29
Nov 30, 2015 2:44 pm
AJW
AJW
27 November 2015

Cost of Home Automation

Cost of Home Automation

Not really. Protocols and systems like z-wave (X-10, Zigbee) are complimentary to C-bus and build on c-bus, but it isn't a replacement for c-bus. Where protocols like…

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AJW
Nov 27, 2015 8:36 am
ak11
ak11
31 October 2015

NBN Lead-in P23 conduit

NBN Lead-in P23 conduit

We have also chosen to omit the NBN package as we didn't see the need for the data points at a cost of 3k and plan to do it after handover. So I'll be interested to hear…

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ak11
Oct 30, 2015 11:43 pm
ak11
MattandErin
MattandErin
28 September 2015

Home Theatre Umms and Aahs

Home Theatre Umms and Aahs

Ask the builder to put in conduit and face plates with draw strings during construction. You can get this done in the position for speakers, data, etc. Our builder quoted…

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MattandErin
Sep 28, 2015 7:42 pm
MattandErin
BJ88
BJ88
25 September 2015

Is that costly relocate the cable broadband port?

Is that costly relocate the cable broadband port?

If your modem also networks all your devices in your house, then yes these cables have to be brought to the new location of the modem. If you do not wish to do this, you…

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BJ88
Sep 25, 2015 11:46 pm
BJ88
Donaldouk
Donaldouk
29 August 2015

movie pit couches

movie pit couches

I have a modular corner sofas, you can get two set. Vic furniture galore. You probably could get that setup for $2800.

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Donaldouk
Aug 29, 2015 8:59 pm
Joker
Joker
13 August 2015

Tv Entertainment Unit...

Tv Entertainment Unit...

Most kitchen places can do easy, Google for styles or and go look in shops, , take photo, then custom make to fit perfectly.

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Joker
Aug 13, 2015 2:14 pm
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sko24
Aug 11, 2015 11:45 am
BJ88
BJ88
10 August 2015

NBN Enclosure ... Have any one done this .

NBN Enclosure ... Have any one done this .

No point, the NTD does not need to take up space in any sort of enclosure unless you are doing it for the looks.

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BJ88
Aug 10, 2015 10:21 pm
BJ88
PEARZ
PEARZ
7 August 2015

Nbn connections - ALL SORTED

Nbn connections - ALL SORTED

Yes that's what someone on whirlpool mentioned! Will go home tonight and see if we can reset the…

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PEARZ
Aug 07, 2015 1:09 pm
PEARZ
bpratt
bpratt
6 August 2015

Home Theatre Advice

Home Theatre Advice

Check out http://www.projectorscreens.com.au/ for screens. That's where I got mine from, and where my next larger AT screen will come from too.

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bpratt
Aug 06, 2015 9:52 am
jomesh007
jomesh007
5 August 2015

Surge Protection

Surge Protection

Has anyone installed Main line Surge Protector. Advise appreciated.

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jomesh007
Aug 05, 2015 1:33 pm
jomesh007
Beetaloo
Beetaloo
3 August 2015

New build: height to provision noggins for wall mount TV

New build: height to provision noggins for wall mount TV

On commercial builds, we use an off cut of structural plywood. This way there is a gap behind the plywood to run cables or to install insulation and the size of the…

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Beetaloo
Aug 03, 2015 7:11 pm
Beetaloo
AussieMark
AussieMark
1 August 2015

Pre cable wiring for Home Theatre System

Pre cable wiring for Home Theatre System

GPO General Power Outlet or power point to plug the projector in. If the projector set up is in the garage then it may be quite easy to do the wiring after. Depends if…

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AussieMark
Aug 01, 2015 12:57 am
jomesh007
jomesh007
21 July 2015

Home theatre in garage

Home theatre in garage

Thanks mate for ur advice. Is the projector mounted on the ceiling or roof beam.

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jomesh007
Jul 21, 2015 10:35 pm
jomesh007
AJW
AJW
13 July 2015

clipsal starserve video - StarServe 8073/8VHPIR

clipsal starserve video - StarServe 8073/8VHPIR

Hi, Yes it turns out it can't be done without a way to get HDMI to RG6. A converter looks to cost about $400 from jay car and even then I…

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AJW
Jul 13, 2015 4:35 pm
BrandonZoe
BrandonZoe
29 June 2015

Anybody used Resilient Channel before?

Anybody used Resilient Channel before?

Hi All, Has anybody here used resilient channel before for soundproofing purposes? Im looking into using this system instead of whisper/quiet clips with normal furring…

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BrandonZoe
Jun 29, 2015 10:37 am
batmantrilogy4
batmantrilogy4
22 June 2015

Sound Proofing

Sound Proofing

I have tried using weather stripping foam tape around the top and sides of a door frame to create a better air seal that will limit the sound . And on the bottom of the…

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batmantrilogy4
Jun 22, 2015 11:29 am
mattwalker
mattwalker
10 June 2015

BenQ treVolo

BenQ treVolo

The latest review for the BenQ treVolo: http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showt ... st16728804 Enjoy!

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mattwalker
Jun 10, 2015 9:59 am
mattwalker
maximus
maximus
7 June 2015

Projector room set up

Projector room set up

Possibly. You've still got to get the connectors and cables through without damaging them. After the build was completed I arranged another electrician to install all my…

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maximus
Jun 07, 2015 9:07 pm
maximus
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teehkei314
May 23, 2015 10:18 pm
teehkei314
tlblhayward
tlblhayward
15 May 2015

Home theatre room help!

Home theatre room help!

I'd put in one 920mm wide door.

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tlblhayward
May 15, 2015 11:15 pm
tlblhayward
AussieMark
AussieMark
13 May 2015

Home theatre in-wall acoustic design?

Home theatre in-wall acoustic design?

Good advice Ponzu. Wait and see when you are in there and do what is necessary. Worth looking at dimensions if it is in your control.

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AussieMark
May 13, 2015 12:06 am
mixo
mixo
4 May 2015

Home theatre in the living area

Home theatre in the living area

Well thats what i plan to do ASHA1 the only difference is a large 120" screen is going to come down in front of that tv! Probably no good for daytime viewing but at night…

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mixo
May 04, 2015 6:06 pm
Roomeat
Roomeat
3 May 2015

Need Help With Theatre Design. Updated Ideas

Need Help With Theatre Design. Updated Ideas

Yeah they may be changed in my design as well Mark. I want a Picture Rail around the room with some sort of Black / Dark wall paper. Maybe a "Block" inspired seagrass?…

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Roomeat
May 03, 2015 5:10 pm
Roomeat
ElephantGuy
ElephantGuy
28 April 2015

Quality antenna wall plate

Quality antenna wall plate

F Type wall-plates are the best both front and rear, some brands are very bad and collapse and short internally though. If you go Clipsal then you…

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ElephantGuy
Apr 28, 2015 3:20 pm
BJ88
BJ88
25 April 2015

Data points, pay/subscribtion TV - what's best

Data points, pay/subscribtion TV - what's best

Also keep in mind, TV Antennas one day will be obsolete and we'll have most of our TV services through internet, so data cabling is becoming an essential thing now days.

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BJ88
Apr 25, 2015 12:58 am
BJ88
BJ88
BJ88
25 April 2015

Are these Network Cables The Same??

Are these Network Cables The Same??

All the same except for colour. Both specced as - 550MHz, 23 AWGx4P

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BJ88
Apr 25, 2015 12:55 am
BJ88
BJ88
BJ88
25 April 2015

New build - what to do for data in non NBN enabled area

New build - what to do for data in non NBN enabled area

Hi, Run CAT6 cabling to each room where you wish to have internet access. On smaller builds you can run all cabling to a single wall-plate in an office. On larger…

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BJ88
Apr 25, 2015 12:50 am
BJ88
Ponzu
Ponzu
13 April 2015

Question for the theatre guru's about speakers

Question for the theatre guru's about speakers

in wall systems are generally for aesthetics. You would need to do too much to the walls to ensure that the speakers peformed as well as enclosed floor standing speakers.…

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Ponzu
Apr 13, 2015 12:44 pm
yvonneh
yvonneh
13 April 2015

Light on when door opens

Light on when door opens

You can now buy light globes that are motion detecting globes. Should be less than $30. I've seen them in Bunnings and just googled it and came up with a few options.

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yvonneh
Apr 13, 2015 11:45 am
Roomeat
Roomeat
31 March 2015

What's your favorite Sound System?

What's your favorite Sound System?

Haha yeah probably is.. Was speaking to a friend earlier and he told me to go straight for a Onkyo receiver. Never really heard of them but research tells me they made by Pioneer.

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Roomeat
Mar 31, 2015 10:04 am
Roomeat
Roomeat
Roomeat
31 March 2015

Does Sonos Replace Normal Surround System?

Does Sonos Replace Normal Surround System?

Yeah that's what I'm thinking as well. make life easy later if it's all there ready to use.

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Roomeat
Mar 30, 2015 11:12 pm
Roomeat
light487
light487
29 March 2015

Data points through two switches?

Data points through two switches?
1, 2

Haha thats crazy expensive.. they are joking right? The place Clarendon Homes uses is Zurcorp Australia Pty Ltd and each data point was about $80 or $90 including Cat-5e wiring.

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light487
Mar 29, 2015 5:32 pm
light487
paulw11
paulw11
26 March 2015

Brightgreen LEDs with a Clipsal Cbus

Brightgreen LEDs with a Clipsal Cbus

I know that Brightgreen work with C-Bus to ensure that their products are compatible. LEDs are only a (potential) problem where you are dimming them. If you are just…

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paulw11
Mar 26, 2015 2:00 pm
Bexy1510
Bexy1510
22 March 2015

TV Antennas & Home Theatre Newcastle & Hunter Valley

TV Antennas & Home Theatre Newcastle & Hunter Valley

Hi All, I just wanted to introduce to you My Husband Brad`s small local TV Antenna & Home Theatre business... "Lees Satellites & Aerials" Newcastle & The Hunter…

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Bexy1510
Mar 22, 2015 7:57 am
Bexy1510
siapao
siapao
18 March 2015

Resiliant channel Vs plaster

Resiliant channel Vs plaster

Would the items suggested here work better than acoustic batts? From a performance/price point of view which is better…

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siapao
Mar 18, 2015 4:25 pm

Hi Im about to meet my builders electrician tomorrow and would like to know if my network layout is correct based on what I read in this…

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myhome111
Mar 18, 2015 12:31 pm
Jewen
Jewen
24 February 2015

Anyone is using NBN in Mapleton Grove, north Kellyville?

Anyone is using NBN in Mapleton Grove, north Kellyville?

Anyone in Mapleton Grove is using NBN? Can you share the expience here? I am building the new house in lot 223 and should move in the end of this year, wanna get some…

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Jewen
Feb 24, 2015 2:25 pm
light487
light487
24 February 2015

cabling plan

cabling plan
1, 2

You would want a dumb switch not a router to still stay within layer 1 or 2. Some…

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light487
Feb 24, 2015 8:46 am
light487
mrees
mrees
19 February 2015

Can you Prewire for Clipsal CBus

Can you Prewire for Clipsal CBus
1, 2, 3

@Built_Boards A certified technician of course. Wouldnt trust a standard sparkie with my setup if it was the only option I had left. Some good points above. Just remember…

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mrees
Feb 19, 2015 12:44 pm
mrees
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pndoomie
Feb 16, 2015 8:24 am
BJ88
BJ88
14 February 2015

Data points how many do I need?

Data points how many do I need?

Hi. Ideally it is good to have data service going to every room, compared to having no data access. You can either run one point and have multiple devices running off it…

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BJ88
Feb 14, 2015 1:50 am
BJ88
dabvastur
dabvastur
10 February 2015

Problem with intercoms

Problem with intercoms

Hello and thanks in advance, I know this forum not is specially for talk about intercoms but I don't found one forum specially for this. Please help me. I have a Aiphone…

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dabvastur
Feb 10, 2015 2:23 am


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