Soffit fasteners for CAT5 cable


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Old 06-13-20, 06:12 PM
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Soffit fasteners for CAT5 cable

Recently I starting laying wires POE Cameras around my house.
Tucked the wires into the edge of the soffit. But some places it is 3 wires trying to get into a small edge.
This also causes wires to possibly be damaged.

Been looking for ideas to keep wires in place and put them on the inside of the soffit. Only connections I have seen are ones that screw into the siding or nothing that will clip a wire to the soffit edge.

Any ideas on a fastener for cat 5 cables would be great.
 
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Old 06-14-20, 11:16 AM
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You could put the wire(s) in the clip and then tuck it in under or behind the existing trim.
There are also many self stick type clips too.

White aluminum mounting clips
 
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Old 06-14-20, 11:28 AM
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Posting a few pictures to show what my issue is., and I have to make sure they do not catch the wind and stay secure .Considering doing a screw in clamp , but really want to try to avoid drilling holes into siding



 
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Old 06-14-20, 11:32 AM
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There may be enough room to actually push the cables up into the soffit.
 
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Old 06-14-20, 11:42 AM
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The soffit is flush against the back side of the siding. maybe only 1/8 inch gap inside most areas. It was exact measurements when done. The only room I have is the 1/2 inch on the edge of the soffit rim. This is what I was hoping to somehow connect to. There is also no room to push up the soffit besides maybe about 1/2 inch upwards.
Cramming a lot of cables in the edge bends the rim slightly because of the pressure pushing downwards.
 
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Old 06-14-20, 01:07 PM
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I install a lot of cameras under the soffits. I will bend that metal that holds the soffit and actually pull a piece of the soffit out. Then I drill from there up into the attic. I like when I have to put cameras at the corners. I'll remove a piece of soffit at every corner and using my fiberglass snake.... fish from corner to corner.
 
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Thanks for your help. I found some zip tie mounting bases. This may be the best option for what I need.

Thank you !
 
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Old 06-14-20, 05:49 PM
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Those bases are very handy. Just make sure where you stick them is clean.
My go-to cleaner is lighter fluid.
 
 

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