Wiring near electrical cable?

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  1. BrianBbb

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    I've got my walls and ceilings open in the basement and I'm running coax, cat5 and speaker wire. I'm trying to stay away from the existing electrical wiring but there are some places where I have no choice and have to cross it. What's and acceptable distance to insure that I get no interference from it?
     
  2. Cornelius

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    I've heard 1 foot is the closest you want to run line-level cables near to electric cables. If you have to cross an electric cable, cross it at a 90 degree angle.

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  3. Chris Lanni

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    Brian...

    CJ is correct in both aspects. The other thing that you can do is since the walls and ceiling are open you could run your low voltage cables in pvc conduit. That way they are isolated from the romex, and if you ever close the walls or ceiling you could pull more wires through the conduit which you already have in place.

    Gods Love
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