I also feel that people are unrealistic in the amount of space they are willing to dedicate to cabling and equipment. I have a server room, a telephone/automation room, and 4 subclosets for wiring hubs and video distribution points. Maybe a little much but I don't think I could get the same functionality to fit into a rack plus a couple of cans at the back of a coat closet.
IMO, this is the point of the structured wiring cans. In my new house, I will have a 7'4" x 10' server room / wiring closet to put everything in. So trying to cram everything into cans seems like it may be more of a pain than I want it to be.Steve said:With no basement and a ranch house a 2x3 closet is all I got and probably a lot for many of us.