- Sep 25, 2016
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- Evansville, Indiana
Consulate with a local seasoned Electrician, I'm sure they are used to retrofitting house's like that without (much) damage.Hi Guys,
I own my own camera company - and have been doing great - I have some experienced guys on the team and there hasn't been any job we haven't been able to tackle yet...
However, this one threw me for a loop today.
House was made in 1925 - it's essentially a fortress, it's made of solid limestone. Interior is all plaster walls. To my knowledge - there are no hollow cavities for me to go down. Has a very weird, old, roof/gutter set up - So, where I would usually mount cameras on soffits - the soffits don't really exist, they are made of gutter, so I can't drill/mount there.
I thought of Parapet mounts... but this is a beautiful house, and lets be honest - they'd look terrible hanging off the roof like that.
Anyone tackled a house like this before? Where did you mount the cameras?
Home owner wants them to be as minimally noticeable as possible - so running an elaborate run of Conduit is out of the question.
Once I get the wire into the attic - there's plenty of runs to chase into the basement and go from there. It's more so getting the cameras mounted that is the issue.
As @mat200 mentioned, take a switch plate or two off, and have a look inside the wall along side the box. I'd be surprised if it's not plaster and lathe on 2x4's, thus you have the wall cavity to use. I would NOT be mounting cameras at the "soffit" if it can be at all avoided. Way too high for ID purpose's. Wall Mount, and camera mounted at 7 ft, painted to match, would not stand out much.
At some point, all the wiring in the house was surely updated. I'm sure it's not still Knob and Tube.
You may have to damage some plaster, and if so, check around see if there is anyone left that has the skill to repair it.