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Introduction

The Diary of a New Home Network series proved to be very popular, as it seems as if I'm not the only one trying to save a buck by investing a little sweat equity into building a new home. In addition to the great feedback and ideas I received, a number of readers responded to our call and took the time to send in pictures and descriptions of their home networks.

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We look at three systems, two of which use commercially-available structured wiring component systems. The other takes a decidedly non-commercial approach that may not be pretty to look at, but it gets the job done.

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