staples for ethernet UTP cable?

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Old 08-20-04, 03:44 PM
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Question staples for ethernet UTP cable?

Hi,
I am running some category 5 unshielded twisted pair ethernet cable along my ceiling (inside the house). The diameter of this cable is not quite 1/4". It's actually somewhat oval in Cross Section, measuring .231" at its widest and .205" at its narrowist.
I have found some plastic coax cable staples with an ID of 1/4". Is this what I should use to hang the cable or is there something better?

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Joe
 
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Whatever you use to install the cable, you must not compress the cable or it will not perform to specifications.

Here is some info:

http://www.duxcw.com/faq/network/cableclip.htm

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like chfite said just bre sure not to compress the cable if you do it throws off the symetry and performance will suffer

I use a stple gun that is made for the purpose after you staple the cable you can wiggle it and see that its still lose.

they sell it at home depot I dont recall who the manufacturer is (not arrow)

the same warning applies to tie wraps if you use them leave them lose if you clinch them down tight it compresses the cable
 
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Chris and Mango,
Thanks for the responses. The link was particularly useful.

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Joe
 
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Contrary to what the DUX site says, using an Arrow T-25 stapler is perfectly fine, under a few conditions:
1) Use the 9/16" staples, nothing smaller
2) Be sure to set the stapler to at least the second depth setting - this will keep the staple from warping the wire

A T-25 stapler has a large enough staple diameter to keep from warping the wire. But, you have to make sure you don't staple the wire too deep.

If that doesn't work, use the staple and wire tie method - it's easy and cheap. Not to mention, you can run multiple wires through the ties that way.

Good luck!
 
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Brandon,
Thanks for the advice.
Joe
 
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