Multi-conductor Wire overview and what’s available

Just wanted to throw out a reminder that we have multi-conductor cables in a wide variety of gage sizes, shielding and jacket materials.

Applications for multi-conductor cables include computers, communications, sound, audio, instrumentation, data and some HVAC applications. These cables are designed to reduce hum, crosstalk and noise.

Let’s take a look a few different examples from our YouTube channel.

And sometimes you may need a direct burial cable.

As you noticed we stock the Tappan brand for the multiconductor cables. They’ve been around since 1978 and manufactured in New York so you know your installing a quality, American made, UL listed cable. Recently Southwire has purchased Tappan, you not only have the quality of a Tappan cable but the backing of a great company.

For more pricing and availability on Tappan multiconductor cable check us out. Thanks!



Need an under desk holder for a computer?

I’m sure you’ve noticed, it seems like everyone who has a computer typically sets up their computer and leaves it on the floor and why not, it’s out of the way and off the prime real estate on top of your desk.

If you don’t use your computer much and never need to access the USB ports that’s cool but, if you’re using those ports and your constantly reaching down and up it can get old. I recommend you do the same thing I did and install this under desk mount for your CPU just like I did! Here’s my video on the installation and it’s my work desk, check it out!

It’s been a nice convenience and if there’s a flood in the office it’s off the floor! Check out this Kendall Howard CPU Holder on our site for more detailed information.

Why and How to wire a home – part FIVE

Part 5 of the Residential Network Cabling series will focus on UTP type cable and what to think about when installing the Cat 5e Cat 6 and Cat6A cables. Let’s check it out.

It was a long video but if you invest the time, especially if you’re new to communications wire and plan on a home install, you find it very informative. The one other think I do want to mention is when looking for a cable to look for a reputable brand. Be wary of the house brand from an online supplier or anything that this price much lower than a quality brand. We’ve seen copper clad aluminum being passed as 100% copper, 26awg passed as a 24awg and that causes many problems for your connectivity. We’ve even seen the 2 pairs colors the same, imaging wiring your jacks proper. Don’t forget to check out part 5 of this series, cable testing.




Home Automation Started Kit Overview

Our Home Automation Starter Kit includes the powerful Home Troller Zee controller, voted #1 home automation system controller for 2014 by Control your home via your smart phone and tablet, simplified navigation, event creation, event grouping and real time status view are just a view things you can do with this controller! Includes a plug-in module for anywhere in the home, a motion sensor to see when and if a door or window is open and a dimmer switch for you to turn on the lights right before you get home.

As you can tell this is an excellent offering to get you started and the controller is the “brains” of your system. The software for the Zee controller has a ton of features and anyone will be impressed with what you can do, after you get to know your controller you’ll be able to comfortably add more home automation modules. Let’s check out a great software overview video.

I’m sure by now your comfortable with the software on your computer and your ready to move on to controlling your home on your phone, that’s easy!

Another great thing about installing this kit is it’s your kit, no need for monthly recurring charges like many other kits on the market and it’s a great way to add to your quality of life.

Why and How to wire a home – Part FOUR

Now this is the best explanation I’ve seen on YouTube regarding CATV signals in the home and splitter loss.

Good to know those terminator caps on open CATV ends make a big difference. Check out part 5 on residential network cabling.

Why and How to wire a home – Part THREE

Let’s check out coaxial cables types for the home and what connectors are the most common.

So that’s what the F in F-connector stands for? After all this time I finally know this, check out part four soon!

Why and How to wire a home – Part TWO

So we got our feet wet with part one, now let’s learn about the cabling layout in the home.

Stay tuned for part three where we’ll go over coaxial cables in the home.


Why and How to wire a home – Part One

Over the past few years everyone seems to have gotten a WiFi signal for the home, especially with the huge increase in data usage on mobile phones. Cable TV and Telecom Carriers are also making an effort to get you off the cell tower by offering free WiFi for the home. So now you have a home WiFi network going, how do you expand on what your home can do for you. Let see what Ron Kipper with Ideal Industries has to say.

Check back next week for part two.


Structured wiring home network demonstration

Over the past few years we’ve continued to rely on the Suttle brand for high quality between stud panels and for their selection of modules. Here’s a quick look at what your home can be.

If you need more details in panel sizes and what modules are available, visit

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