Running cat5 on BX cable, help?

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  1. Lisa Space

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    I'm running a pvc pipe with CAT5 and RG6 cable's in it. there is a BX cable that runs at a 90 degree. I know this is enough to have it all work right, but I do not want to take any chances, so a freind of mine mentioned putting a little square piece of lead between them two, would this setup help? Thanks

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    Lisa,

    I don't honestly know if the lead will make any difference. Sounds good in theory, tho. The key thing you stated was the BMX is at 90 degrees. This is ideal and a suggestion I have seen more than once. Aside from that your RG6 is probably quad-shielded to avoid interference and your CAT5 has 4 twisted pairs to avoid interference. Add the lead if you desire if it helps you sleep and if you are the very cautious type (which I am as well).

    Also, I've read that if you do run speaker/cat5/quad parallel with electrical raceways that they need to be at least 12" apart and preferably on different sides of a stud.

    Sorry I don't have the references to what I read. I'm fairly sure it was related to home networking sites of which I have read 100+.

    Anyhow, people with EE degrees or other related perhaps could give you more specifics. HTH some.
     
  3. Lisa Space

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    Thanks for the help...like all the books say, it cost more to rip down a new wall....so I guess I will go with the lead.

    Lisa
     

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