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Old 04-18-03, 08:13 AM
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Hello, I'm re-doing a room and was wondering if it's ok to run the romex,phone, and cable wires together through the walls?? Should I drill seperate holes for each wire? Will they interfere with each other reception or any other way?? Thanks in advance, Eric
 
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Old 04-18-03, 08:18 AM
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Keep your phone and CATV away from electrical lines or else interference is likely. You may cross the wires at a 90 deg angle, but other than that keep them separated.
 
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Hotarc, Thanks for the super quick reply. How far apart do they need to be?? I can seperate them about 8 inches in one part of the wall? Can the run the phone,cable together?? Thanks Eric
 
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Phone and cable together are fine.

8" is good, and probably good enough. Farther apart might be better if the lines run parallel for a long distance.

Definitely drill separate holes.

Cat5 is less subject to interference than cat3 which is less subject to interference than untwisted phone wire.
 
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