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The Red Loft / Re: NFL 2020
« Last post by imref on October 20, 2020, 01:50:16 PM »
The Fitzmagic is over, Tua era starts in Miami.
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The Red Loft / Re: Deaths of Famous People (2020)
« Last post by varoadking on October 20, 2020, 01:50:04 PM »

Spencer Davis @ 81...
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The Red Loft / Re: NHL 2020-21 (Non Caps)
« Last post by imref on October 20, 2020, 01:16:39 PM »
Harold Ramis?

he looks like Harold Ramis in that video.

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The Red Loft / Re: Home Improvement Thread
« Last post by imref on October 20, 2020, 01:15:12 PM »
We replaced coax with Ethernet - all behind walls and ceiling. Verizon tech said no, electrician took about 5 minutes per run to do it

:shock:  thanks for that
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The Red Loft / Re: Home Improvement Thread
« Last post by imref on October 20, 2020, 01:14:37 PM »
Any chance you were looking at older devices? The one I linked should definitely be able to handle more than 100Mb assuming it isn't on the same wiring circuit as your AC/furnace/dishwasher/clothes washer, etc. They were absolutely trash in 2013 or so, with poor connections, line quality issues, and just overall bad speeds. Last year I deployed a couple of the newer model TPLinks at two different clients and they both did a solid job.

That said, if you do go the wiring contractor route, I would expect them to use a cable roughly the color of your walls and make the run along the baseboard, nailing it in place every 5-10 feet, then hugging door frames, and so forth to get it to the destination. It shouldn't be terribly complex and it's something any wiring contractor should be able to easily handle for you.

Just make sure the quote is for CAT5e+ or higher. I can't imagine they'd run straight CAT 5 for a single run residential job, but some people want to dump old wiring on people who don't know better. If you ever see a major price difference in quotes for a commercial office build out, it's a safe bet the low bid is not using gigabit rated cabling.

Thanks. I've read a few recent reviews of Powerline wi-fi, even the 1 Gb devices don't come anywhere near that.
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The Out of Town Scoreboard / Re: 2020 MLB Playoffs
« Last post by Ali the Baseball Cat on October 20, 2020, 01:08:20 PM »
I hate the Rays' anodyne rebranding...like the kind of vaguely religious soft rock one hears on FM in places like, well, Tampa.  They are like the baseball equivalent of Bread or Seals & Crofts.  Go Dodgers     
Outside of LA, will anyone be rooting for the dodgers?
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The Red Loft / Re: Home Improvement Thread
« Last post by dracnal on October 20, 2020, 12:31:16 PM »
thanks, I looked into that already and the issue is that powerline ethernet speeds are pretty slow (best case for a GigE connection is about 100 Mbps)

Any chance you were looking at older devices? The one I linked should definitely be able to handle more than 100Mb assuming it isn't on the same wiring circuit as your AC/furnace/dishwasher/clothes washer, etc. They were absolutely trash in 2013 or so, with poor connections, line quality issues, and just overall bad speeds. Last year I deployed a couple of the newer model TPLinks at two different clients and they both did a solid job.

That said, if you do go the wiring contractor route, I would expect them to use a cable roughly the color of your walls and make the run along the baseboard, nailing it in place every 5-10 feet, then hugging door frames, and so forth to get it to the destination. It shouldn't be terribly complex and it's something any wiring contractor should be able to easily handle for you.

Just make sure the quote is for CAT5e+ or higher. I can't imagine they'd run straight CAT 5 for a single run residential job, but some people want to dump old wiring on people who don't know better. If you ever see a major price difference in quotes for a commercial office build out, it's a safe bet the low bid is not using gigabit rated cabling.
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The Red Loft / Re: Home Improvement Thread
« Last post by UMDNats on October 20, 2020, 11:57:22 AM »
In my new house the entire first floor is ungrounded 3-prong outlets. Electrician who did the renovation didn't bother to ground them and just threw in new outlets. Seller had no idea and was appalled he was using them normally the last year (no issues, thankfully). Got a credit on the closing costs to repair it, can range from $1000 to GFCI the entire floor outlet-by-outlet but one contractor thinks a re-wire (all accessible through basement we think) is the best course of action (and I agree). 3k-4500k. FML.
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The Red Loft / Re: Home Improvement Thread
« Last post by HalfSmokes on October 20, 2020, 11:31:34 AM »
the coax is completely hidden behind a ceiling now.  I am going to call an electrician and get an estimate.

We replaced coax with Ethernet - all behind walls and ceiling. Verizon tech said no, electrician took about 5 minutes per run to do it
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