In-wall wiring and interference question

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  1. steve gk

    steve gk Stunt Coordinator

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    From the posts that I have read, you shouldn't run in-wall speaker wire within the same stud box that carries an electrical wire. I'm curious to know if it is ok to run the wire within a stud box that has phone or tv in it or more importantly, if you can run the wire down the same stud that carries electical on the other side. Anyone know if this will cause interference.

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    Steve
     
  2. Paul_C

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    Here are some general guidlines:

    1) If you have to cross an electrical line then do it at 90 degrees.

    2) There is no harm in running speaker/video/telephone cable in the same run.

    3) Try and stay at 1' away from electrical runs if you can. I am not sure on the distance it might have been 18". Someone can correct me if I am wrong. [​IMG]

    4) Try not to run speaker/video cable parallel to electrical runs. Short distances are probably ok.

    Good luck.

    Paul.
     
  3. steve gk

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    Paul,

    I appreciate the tips. I guess the bottom line is to stay away from power as far as possible.

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    Steve
     
  4. scott>sau

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    You will never fully avoid romex (high volt) hard wires. Low volt (soft wire) will cross at some point even if it is at the end home run. Paul had it right keep it a foot to 18" away from the romex. Some people have gone to length to use sheilded conduit to avoid EMI and RFI.
     

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