Cat 6/Cat3 cable proximity

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Old 03-29-06, 09:02 PM
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Cat 6/Cat3 cable proximity

I'm redoing my house, and while the drywall is down I plan to run a CAT6 and CAT3 cable to a bunch of different boxes.

Can the two cables be run close together? e.g. can both be squished through the same holes in studs?

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Old 03-30-06, 05:25 AM
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Originally Posted by antun
I'm redoing my house, and while the drywall is down I plan to run a CAT6 and CAT3 cable to a bunch of different boxes.

Can the two cables be run close together? e.g. can both be squished through the same holes in studs?

-Antun
they can be run right next to each other they dont need seperation , dont "squish" them through the same hole make a hole large enough for them to fit easily through . if you crimp ," squish" the cat 6 you will change the lay of the cable and lose the cat6 rating as to throughput

best would be to run conduit to a central point then you can add or upgrade with no problem

why a cat 6 and and a 3 ? I would run two cat5e (be more than adequate ) or two 6 if your really lookin up the road I woouldnt bother with the 3
 
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Thanks. The main reason for using Cat 3 was the price difference.

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why a cat 6 and and a 3 ? I would run two cat5e (be more than adequate ) or two 6 if your really lookin up the road I woouldnt bother with the 3
 
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cat5e and 3 are virtully the same price , depending on where you buy it 5e may evan be cheaper .
 
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