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    See my reviews blog on hi fi and all movie stuff...

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  1. That’s the optical cable you can get your electric or open net guy to plug in a longer run to your router.
  2. It’s easier to leave the OTP where it is then do as he said and run a Lan cable to where your router will be sited.
  3. You can ask the people you bought the speakers from, otherwise most contractors can do it if you tell them where to place the items. Use a signal strength app to guide you. Dedicated installers will cost $$.
  4. for neatness, all my cables are nicely hidden inside the storeroom, along with my DB.. The router needs to be outside for better reception.. https://peteswrite.blogspot.com/2019/01/setting-up-mesh-network-in-your-home.html
  5. My mini server room is my storeroom under my stairs. I use a fanless 24 point unmanned switch from d link. I locate my router outside and loop it back to the switch from the OTP which is in the storeroom.
  6. Had another trip - but I found that it was because the koi pond cable was worn down. When my LEW came, he said the SPD last a few years, he has not been asked to replace them yet, so fingers crossed.. I've not been able to find a Type 1 locally, but hopefully it lasts a few years then I'll ask the LEW to help then. Thanks I'm a firm believer of good quality electricity, and it does help the sound more than conditioners and fancy cables I feel. Plus it has the added benefit of keeping the house safe.
  7. I’m using solar right now but I prefer some garden lights since it’s a 14m driveway and a nice row of warm lights adds a nice touch .. I have powered gate lights and another at my main post but I had to rely on solar for the middle sections.. poor planning on my part
  8. Yep 👍 a spare line is so important I ran most of my Electricals in a trunking in my floor forgot to add a point to light up the side of my garden sigh ..
  9. My place had an existing OTP outside at the porch. so my electrician ran a fiber cable to where I was going to site my switches and modem under the tiles of my car porch. it made it simple for the openet crew. Simple job and minimal cost of a couple of hundreds if you ask them to run and resite their external OTP it will cost more and you may have already finished all your tiling or false ceiling and you end up with external trunking
  10. Thanks, it seems that he screwed the item directly on to the wooden panel.. so I wonder if the housing can still be reused... can you recommend a particular one? I'm a bit of an audiophile, so getting a decent one matters.. Re - the KAM brand that my friend uses, that's a really low price. But how's the quality?
  11. My builder came through nicely: $500 for the one at the gate, and one more at the smaller DB for L3. He also fixed the spoiled isolator and wall sockets affected, and helped me install an outdoor lamp that needed replacement.... Half a day's work.
  12. Thanks, I'm awful with DIY, so I hope it last for a while... If it does need replacement, can I swop out the Type 2 and use one of the Type 1?
  13. Is it easy to replace a bad SPD? I saw some sites suggesting replacing it every two years... I can't imagine asking a LEW to come so often... especially if there isn't any fault. If there is a strike and does it always turn red? I can't imagine having to keep a few of these standby... if it's easy to swop, maybe I can use a Type 1 in future in the same spot.. Thanks