Just wondering how many or if any of you install phone, CATV, computer or Stereo pre-wires or offer it as an extra service on new or rewires? I seem to be seeing a lot of articles on this being a way to expand and also offer more services to the customer. After all we have most of the equipment and expertise to do it.
I actually specialize in this type of wiring. The only time I do any other type of wiring is for family and close friends. I have some agreements with several general contractors around here. The electricians they use do not know how to properly terminate CAT5 cable and do not have the equipment to test it. I also do fiber. I do alot of new homes with home offices. On the average 2,000 sq. ft. home, rough in takes 3 hours and trim takes 6. My profit on these is $400 - $500 each. I charge $900. This gets them about 13 boxes each installed with smurf tube (ENT) to a central location in the basement. Each will have 2 CAT5 runs, and one RG6. The coax gets put in at rough in and it tied to the smurf tube instead of in it so it does not take up room. This install also increases the appraisal of the home because it can be said to be network ready and fiber ready (the fiber is a quick pull through the ENT when and if its needed).
Re: Installing other types of wire#5339 11/15/0102:54 PM11/15/0102:54 PM