A face plate is only like .25 unless you add a ring.

What I do, quite a bit, is I drill under the based board. I pull the 
carpet back away from and under the baseboard and usually you will find 
a space between 1/4" and 1/2" there. Thats where I drill. No holes 
exposed and the carpet just tucks back in and it's clean.
Not the most professional way to do it.

Also, the home dictates how far we go to make it look good.
If it's one of those houses where everything is perfect and could be on 
the cover of a magazine, we do what ever is needed to make it 
aesthetically pleasing.

On the other hand, if it's an old broken down house or an old trailer, 
needless to say, it just has to be neat and clean, but a wire run down 
and around the house is acceptable.

Guess it doesn't take much to figure which houses we like to wire on.
Some of those are the 30 minute installs I crave.




Brian Rohrbacher wrote:
> This is how we do it too.  If you want a face plate, you are going to 
> pay for it.
> We get maybe 1 out of 100 who want a face plate.
> 
> Brian
> 
> Joe Miller wrote:
>> Marlon,
>>
>> You are joking......right?
>>
>>
>> --- On Fri, 3/6/09, Marlon K. Schafer <o...@odessaoffice.com> wrote:
>>
>>   
>>> From: Marlon K. Schafer <o...@odessaoffice.com>
>>> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Knowing when to stop doing installs yourself, they are 
>>> for the young
>>> To: "WISPA General List" <wireless@wispa.org>
>>> Date: Friday, March 6, 2009, 8:30 AM
>>> Who uses wall plates anyway?  We just try to get the hole
>>> right at the top 
>>> of the baseboards.  Then, someday when all this is gone and
>>> some new 
>>> technology (TV band with no external antenna?) replaces it
>>> they'll just have 
>>> to plug one small hole and give it a dab of paint!
>>> marlon
>>>
>>> ----- Original Message ----- 
>>> From: "Scott Reed"
>>> <scottr...@onlyinternet.net>
>>> To: "WISPA General List"
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>>> Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2009 9:08 AM
>>> Subject: Re: [WISPA] Knowing when to stop doing installs
>>> yourself, they are 
>>> for the young
>>>
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>>>     
>>>> Don't they still make plates with just a 1/4"
>>>>       
>>> hole in it.  No need to 
>>>     
>>>> drill.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> George Rogato wrote:
>>>>       
>>>>> I was trying to drill a hole into a blank wall
>>>>>         
>>> plate. All of the sudden,
>>>     
>>>>> it shattered into about 10 pieces.
>>>>>
>>>>> That happens a lot with a typical bakerlite type
>>>>>         
>>> wall plate.
>>>     
>>>>> Next time you buy blank plates, try to find the
>>>>>         
>>> lexan flexible ones.
>>>     
>>>>> Everyone makes them, they are rubber like and when
>>>>>         
>>> you drill a hole in
>>>     
>>>>> it, it doesn't crack or shatter.
>>>>> They come in white ivory etc and like I said,
>>>>>         
>>> everyone makes them ,
>>>     
>>>>> Leviton, eagle, p&s, hubble etc.
>>>>>
>>>>> They cost no more.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
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