Monthly Archives: January 2015

Installing an outdoor security camera

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Foscam cameras are great for indoor and outside covered areas, but I recently wanted to step up my security camera game by adding a high-res camera high on an outside wall exposed to the elements. I chose this TriVision 1080P

Posted by Matt Chiste
January 27

Cutting drywall safely

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Cutting Drywall isn’t all that difficult, and we’ve talked about it in the past few posts. Because you never know what’s behind a wall (even with a good stud-finder that can detect metal and A/C current), you should always cut

Posted by Matt Chiste
January 19

Mounting brackets for low-voltage systems

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When you install an electric outlet, you’ll need to use a single-gang wiring box, nailed into an adjacent stud, and all wiring connections need to be made inside the box for electrical code and obvious safety reasons. On the other

Posted by Matt Chiste
January 16

Leverage the space between floors for wiring

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I’ve written about wiring ethernet between floors before, but during my latest round of home improvements I came across something I hadn’t really thought much about before: there’s usually a ton of space between floors in a house. This space

Posted by Matt Chiste
January 12
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