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Residential ethernet drops

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[OP]
Newbie
Jul 18, 2017
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Residential ethernet drops

Hey RFD.

I was wondering if anyone has hired or know anyone in the GTA/Durham region that do network drops.

I recently purchased a home and would like to run a few drops for devices and outside cameras. Emailing around and I am getting quotes of $250-$400 per drop.

So far I am looking at 11 Interior locations (19 cables terminated) and 4 exterior locations. Which would range from $3750 to $6000 total cost.

Want to see if anyone has any recommendations or hear your stories.

Thanks
9 replies
Sr. Member
Nov 1, 2015
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BC
Are you planning on going with cat5e or cat6? That would make a difference in cost since cat6 is usually 20-30% more.
Deal Fanatic
Aug 29, 2011
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Mississauga
Why wouldn’t you go with Cat6? You only want to run ethernet once; Do it right the first time.
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Mar 13, 2004
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Ontario
As mentioned in your other thread,
Check out https://www.kunsten.ca. They good good work.

Also +1 for Cat6 if you are running new lines no reason not to go with Cat6 for a slightly increase in price, the idea is to run the Ethernet and never run it again or at least no for 20-30 years hopefully so you will have a longer life with cat6 over the older Cat5e
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Apr 19, 2014
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Markham, ON
billxinli wrote: Hey RFD.

I was wondering if anyone has hired or know anyone in the GTA/Durham region that do network drops.

I recently purchased a home and would like to run a few drops for devices and outside cameras. Emailing around and I am getting quotes of $250-$400 per drop.

So far I am looking at 11 Interior locations (19 cables terminated) and 4 exterior locations. Which would range from $3750 to $6000 total cost.

Want to see if anyone has any recommendations or hear your stories.

Thanks
For that price, I would do it myself.
Just watch some videos on youtube, get some spackle, primer and paint to fix the drywall holes and you'll probably get it done yourself for under $500 including all the material.
This is what I'm planning to do myself.
Need to run a couple of cables form 2nd floor to basement.
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Jan 31, 2007
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In todays world you should be running cat5e. Min now is cat6 even cat6a. The difference in cable costs are so low these days. But comeon even from companies I paid recently avera of $150-250 per drop. The person who quoted you was too high. Are you willing to learn you could do it yourself...
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Jan 31, 2007
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KapnK12 wrote: I used TECHSystem for my house about 2 years ago. Adrian did a great job. He should be able to give you a ballpark quote via email/phone.

http://www.techsystem.ca/contact_us.html
https://homestars.com/companies/2783513-techsystem
+1 OP for allowing me to discover this company. I looked at the work he did for others on their website. BEYOND amazing, he seems like a superstar.
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Sep 10, 2002
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Any recommendations in the Vancouver area?
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Sep 8, 2006
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Narci wrote: Any recommendations in the Vancouver area?
+1
Also looking for recommendations for knowledgeable installers in the Vancouver area that won't break the bank.

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