Network wiring issue


Old 08-16-06, 08:42 AM
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Network wiring issue

Is this the proper forum to post questions for this topic?
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Old 08-16-06, 08:49 AM
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Probably not. If you want advice on running wires you may get some here, but if it has to do with connecting wires on networking try the computers forum.
Old 08-16-06, 08:52 AM
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This forum pertains to line-voltage residential electrical questions such as breakers, switches, panels, circuits, etc.

If you are interested in computer networks, check out the Computers forum or the Data Communication forum:

If you have a general question about wiring or about interaction between line voltage and communication wiring, go ahead and ask.
Old 08-17-06, 07:19 AM
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Since you mentioned it, I'd like some advice on running wires. Any tips/tricks/hints on snaking network cable through walls or from floor to floor?
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You have to find a chase between floors. The most common place to look is alongside the plumbing vent stack. There is usually enough gap to run a piece of CAT5. Other common methods are running up the inside wall of a closet or storage room. If you drill holes between floors, be sure to caulk them shut once the cable is installed. This prevents fire from spreading so quickly.

A general rule when running communication cable is to keep a minimum distance of 1 foot from line voltage cables if running parallel and only cross line voltage cables at right angles.

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