Adding 20 AMP circuit to office


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Old 03-27-06, 08:31 AM
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Adding 20 AMP circuit to office

I would like to install a new 20 AMP circuit to my office. The one problem with this is I don't really have a good direct route. What I was thinking was to possibly follow an existing ethernet cable run that goes up from the crawlspace through a closet up to my office on the second floor. My question is, is this a good idea?

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Old 03-27-06, 09:11 AM
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No. Keep low voltage cables (Ethernet, coax, telephone, etc) separated from line voltage cable by at least one foot. Cross them only at right angles.
 
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Old 03-27-06, 12:16 PM
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Thanks. I will keep that in mind. What about if I DIDN't have the coax wire in the closet? Do you think it is a good idea to run electrical through a closet?

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Old 03-27-06, 03:21 PM
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To run electrical cable through a closet would require protection. Either you would have to use conduit or you would have to block the cable in the corner with wood, for example.
 
 

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