Coax, Speaker and Phone pulled wire together?

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Old 03-11-06, 06:40 AM
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Coax, Speaker and Phone pulled wire together?

"noise Interference" issues?

Is it alright to run speaker wire, TV coax and phone wire along the same "route"?

Is it ok to use steel wire staples loosely on these wires?

I bought a roll of Woods 12ga. wire for speakers (clear sheath) and ran thru the walls.... any knowlegde if this is not code approved wire for in wall use?
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Old 03-11-06, 11:07 AM
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> Is it all right to run speaker wire, TV coax, and phone wire along the same "route"?

Yes. Especially if you use Cat-5 UTP cable for the telephones.


> Is it ok to use steel wire staples loosely on these wires?

No. They need te be tight so they don't fall out.
Get staples with an arch in them.


> I bought a roll of Woods 12ga. wire (clear sheath) and ran thru the walls....
> any knowlegde if this is not code approved wire for in wall use?

For the speakers?
That might be covered by a local fire code. But I doubt it.
 
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Old 03-11-06, 11:09 AM
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I don't see any problem with interference with those signals. I'm not a fan of bare steel stables against wiring, especially the small stuff. I use at least insulated staples. What are you doing with the Woods cord?
 
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Old 03-11-06, 03:17 PM
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Thanks for the feedback....

Yes the Woods 12ga wire is for speakers. I "bundled" and ran them (cat5utp, rj6 together thru joist etc. I pulled the wire staples and bought the arched style. I also have been using wite ties to keep everything nice and neat.

I pulled cat5 UTP. (some day will post on how to hook that up!)

The project is going well and hope to post some pics soon on the progress.
Insultion next week and hope to "rock" week afer.

Bolide - thanks for the previous input over past mnths on electrical work. My 3 way switches all work great!

Thanks again for the help. FF
 
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Old 03-12-06, 06:12 AM
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Try not to lay the speaker wire flat. That is, twist it between staple points. This should help reduce RF coming thru your speakers if, like me, you live where there are strong signals.
 
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