Can you run coaxal cables next to speaker wire?

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  1. jason123

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    I am finishing my basement and know the rule about power lines and coaxial lines 16 inches apart. Is their a problem with running shielded 14 gage speaker wire right next to my coaxial cable line?
     
  2. Will Orth

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    Dont think it will be a problem, long as you have a good shielded coax and not a "LONG" run of wire.

    if you can at least seperate them 6" apart would void any problems.



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  3. Peter Overduin

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    No. Coax, speaker wire, tel wire, intercom etc., are all LVT (Low Voltage). You can run LVT wire together, but keep them away from high voltage wiring. It is best if you can run them through conduit, however, if not possible, use shielded cabling as you seem intent on doing. It will be fine.
     
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    THANKS ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  5. Will Orth

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    you can cross 90^ the wires, but dont run them parallel.

    or as a other member said use conduit and drain the gound on one end.

    Will
     

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