Mixing wiring??

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Old 01-14-07, 12:40 PM
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Mixing wiring??

Can 110v, phone and cable TV be mixed withing the same wiring run? This is SIP construction, so I have a finite # of available runs.
 
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You cannot put those wires in the same conduit. That would violate code.

You should not run them close together. That would degrade the signal on the telephone, CATV, and computer wires. To avoid this, keep the cables at least one foot apart, and cross them only at right angles.
 
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Just to clarify,

you CAN'T run 110V with ANY low-voltage wires. This includes using the same holes in the studs.

You CAN run all of the low voltage stuff together and through the same stud holes. Doorbells, network, telephone, cable TV, intercom, alarm system, thermostat, properly rated speaker wires, etc. are all examples of low-voltage wiring.

Just a thought, not a pro or anything, but does the low-voltage wiring need to be in condiut? Or could they simply be ran like normal Romex? This might save some of your runs, as well as some money.
 
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Originally Posted by Desy2820 View Post
you CAN'T run 110V with ANY low-voltage wires. This includes using the same holes in the studs.



Just a thought, not a pro or anything, but does the low-voltage wiring need to be in condiut? Or could they simply be ran like normal Romex? This might save some of your runs, as well as some money.
Not entirely true. Code does restrict class 2 or 3 wiring from being in the same conduit as power wiring but there are low voltage systems that would be allowed as long as the insulation rating is greater than the highest voltage to ground of any conductor within the pipe.

Concerning your suggestion of grouping and running open wire such as a NM installation. Google SIP or SIP construction and you will see why the OP is using conduit. SIP construction is very different from the stud framing most homes are built with.
 
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