I'm a new homeowner, having recently moved into a 1920's house. I'd like to run Ethernet conduits throughout the house. The basement runs the full length of the house and its ceiling already hosts electrical and plumbing infrastructure. I should be able to go straight up from there without having to drill horizontally through any studs. I'm relatively well read on pulling and terminating the cables themselves and don't think I need any advice there.
My current plan is for one conduit to run up from the basement to a wiring closet / server room for the connection to the ISP, and then several conduits down from there and into each of the rooms I want to connect.
I'm looking for recommendations for these parts of the process:
- What materials and parts (i.e. junction boxes, wall panels) to use for this process
- How to lay out the conduits
- How to secure the conduits to the inside of my walls and the basement ceiling
- What tools I'll need for all of this
- Where to keep service loops, since I don't think a standard wall receptacle will allow compliant turn radii for solid core cabling.
- Anything else major that I may not know I don't know!