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 Question by phillip ogletree posted 03 Jun 2005
 Installation cat5
I am trying to wire my home with Cat5 cable with each cat5 cable going from all rooms back down to my basement. Homerun them. Question how do I deal with the problem of not having 6 inch seperation from the electrical wires in my basement. Could I place it in conduit and then ground each conduit run. I am stumped. Any help would be appreciated.
 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 24 Jun 2005
Dear phillip,

The biggest problem is when the communications cables are running parallel with the electrical for some distance. I would not recommend going through the expense of conduit for a residence but yes you could do it. Try to maximize the separation as much as possible and you should be fine

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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