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Old 10-29-2013, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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The timewarner guy said it is not a choice. It has to be the builder wire a cable interior first. I have no idea how this building passed city and builder's inspection
I'm not sure that the inspector would have been looking for Coax wire drops. Your house doesn't HAVE to have them to meet building code.

Did you not have a home inspector before you purchased?
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:40 AM
 
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I'm not sure that the inspector would have been looking for Coax wire drops. Your house doesn't HAVE to have them to meet building code.

Did you not have a home inspector before you purchased?
Would a home inspector have been any more likely to verify the presence of such "optional" wiring?
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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Yeah, the electrical code does not specify any number of communications or other low voltage that is required in residential like it does for outlets per wall. SO, the inspector would only look to ensure that any low voltage cable was run per code.

A Home inspector might have thought it was interesting that none were present and said something if he noticed it, but I'm not sure it would have been their responsibility to notice.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Regardless of code, what do the builder's specs and purchase contract say?

I find it interesting that the builder is agreeing to tear into the house to run cables, and assume that they are doing so because the contract said there would be cables.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:20 AM
 
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I'm not sure that the inspector would have been looking for Coax wire drops. Your house doesn't HAVE to have them to meet building code.

Did you not have a home inspector before you purchased?
The inspector didn't even check on it. No body thinks about the cable could be missed.
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:17 PM
 
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The inspector didn't even check on it. No body thinks about the cable could be missed.
While most customers want coax, some may go wireless and not want the cabling.
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Old 10-29-2013, 02:56 PM
 
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While most customers want coax, some may go wireless and not want the cabling.
But at some point you've got to have at least one wire bringing service into the unit. (And wireless video distribution would be rather high-end.)
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