[FoRK] Wire new house for CAT6?

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Fri Feb 22 11:53:20 PST 2013

On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 12:56:50PM -0500, Bill Kearney wrote:

> Seriously, why waste the money on over engineering and the 
> manufacturing costs of the whole supply chain that go with it?  

Because you want to do full lifecycle analysis, including
materials and embedded energy to approach sustainability.

> Oh, right, the quaint notion of a homestead somehow lasting eons.  

You know, people still live in houses which were built
before that whole unfortunate Columbus thing.

> None do, as local needs change.  Sure, there's something to 

Not sure they do. Retrofitting new insulation codes
might be imperfect, but consider lifetime analysis.

> be said for durability and maintainability, but that can be 
> readily achieved without going overboard.

What would you consider going overboard?

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