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michaelu28

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I am running CAT 6 cable in a 2 story house currently under construction. I have dealt with networking quite a bit but I've never pulled any cables. I plan on having a server/hub in a closet upstairs and running my drops from there into keystone jacks flush mounted to the wall. How should I run my cable? Would using the plumbing route be ok? Use conduit? Any help is greatly appreciated!!

Mike
 

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You just need to keep it away from electrical wires, and make sure when you staple or otherwise attach it, you don't damage the cable. CAT5 runs are generally pretty forgiving.

FWIW, when I built this house, I ran a 2" pipe from the basement to the attic to facilitate running cables after the fact. MAN, am I glad I did that. :) I have a bunch of cables in that pipe, and it made it a whole lot easier to run them.
 
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johnwill said:
FWIW, when I built this house, I ran a 2" pipe from the basement to the attic to facilitate running cables after the fact. MAN, am I glad I did that. :) I have a bunch of cables in that pipe, and it made it a whole lot easier to run them.
I'll second that, except I had to do mine with the walls sheetrocked, I used 3 1 1/4 chases that run from the basement to the attic.



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