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    Good way to hide ethernet cables i.e under carpet?

    I have 2x 20 metre ethernet cables since the wirelss in my house is awful despite the router being like 10-15 metres from the pc (maybe as my sofa is in the line of sight?) but in my bedroom which is about the same distance from router I get 12 meg wireless no issues, also my laptop is fine.

    Anyway I prefer wired anyway due to quality but means I have to trail a cable over a small area in hall near front door and between bedroom and living room door which is dangerous, the rest I can hide behind the sofa but still would be nice to hide it all.

    May sound like a stupid question since I dont know how carpets are laid down, but was thinking of undscrewing the metal bars where the door closes to lift up carpet a little, or is that a silly idea?

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    If this in your famous damp ridden flat then i would leave it well alone

    Yeah just do it

    cant you just run them along the skirting board, will hide them away and no need of lifting the carpets up

    Since no one knows how the carpet is fixed in your flat, I don't see the point in asking in here tbh.

    Try using home plugs.

    DVS_Dee

    Try using home plugs.



    +1 home plugs are great, i've got 3 on my network at the moment, one to my dreambox and one connecting my pc to my revo

    Original Poster

    boothy

    If this in your famous damp ridden flat then i would leave it well alone



    Well considering the only damp flat I had I moved out of in September 2007 then I think you are getting mixed up.

    Or do you refer to the 1 leaky radiator I had in this one that was fixed about 6 weeks ago?

    Have a look on avforums/ Ebay for trunking cable to hide them against the skirting

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    moody

    Have a look on avforums/ Ebay for trunking cable to hide them against the … Have a look on avforums/ Ebay for trunking cable to hide them against the skirting



    That looks really good but expensive if I need like 15 metres odd, any ideas on anywhere else to get it cheap?

    Would of just got homeplugs but the cheapest is like £30(more like £35) and a cable is only like £2.50

    i would lift the carpet and get the angle grinder out with a blade on it that suits your floor and get a good thick blade... then make a small slice all the way to where you want it
    Edited by: "trilock" 8th Jan 2011

    trilock

    i would lift the carpet and get the angle grinder out with a blade on it … i would lift the carpet and get the angle grinder out with a blade on it that suits your floor and get a good thick blade... then make a small slice all the way to where you want it



    lol.
    You don't "know" Ryouga do you? It would make for an hilarious thread though

    trilock

    i would lift the carpet and get the angle grinder out with a blade on it … i would lift the carpet and get the angle grinder out with a blade on it that suits your floor and get a good thick blade... then make a small slice all the way to where you want it



    Not in a rented property you wouldnt

    Original Poster

    thesaint

    Since no one knows how the carpet is fixed in your flat, I don't see the … Since no one knows how the carpet is fixed in your flat, I don't see the point in asking in here tbh.



    That was why I asked in OP if it was a stupid question since I wasnt sure.

    mumbojumbo

    Get the homeplugs. Replacing skirting or re-laying carpet to the … Get the homeplugs. Replacing skirting or re-laying carpet to the satisfaction of your landlord could be far more expensive.



    The other way I would think about but not sure is to get a staple gun thing and attach them to wall, I dont mind doing that but would prefer to hide them ideally.

    staple gun? lolwut

    just get something like this and run it along skirting board

    http://www.cables2u.co.uk/nailed-cable-clips-p-422.html

    or ebay item no 180493795919
    Edited by: "numptyj" 8th Jan 2011

    Original Poster

    numptyj

    staple gun? lolwutjust get something like this and run it along skirting … staple gun? lolwutjust get something like this and run it along skirting boardhttp://www.cables2u.co.uk/nailed-cable-clips-p-422.htmlor ebay item no 180493795919



    Those gun things that people like Sky installers use to staple the telephone and coax cables to wall.

    Wouldnt those pins be small? I used them before a few years ago and they were tiny.

    well they may be small but Im sure there are bigger ones around, just search for nailed cable clips, or cable clips Im sure you'll find something

    get some nail tacs and get it as close to the celing or as close to the skirting bored as posibal
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