Phone wire interference?


Old 09-27-04, 05:41 PM
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Phone wire interference?

I want to run some phone wire through a 5/8” diameter 4” long hole. While in the hole, the phone wire will be next to (2) 120v, 20-amp circuits. Then out of the hole to it’s own spot on the wall. Would the electrical wires cause interference when next to the phone wire in the hole?
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Old 09-27-04, 05:55 PM
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The code requires a minimum of 2" separation between communication circuits and power.
Old 09-27-04, 07:25 PM
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While the 2" min is the requirement, and is a very good idea, I've seen what you're trying to do many times and unless you use the cheap (not cat3 or cat5) phone wire you shouldn't have any problems.

Is the electrical wire NM-B? Or is it metal clad?
Old 09-28-04, 05:31 AM
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The wire is Romex 12/2 + Ground. I will put it 2" away then.

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Many people recommend at least 12 inches away. I would go that distance if you can.

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