wiring for dsl service

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 Question by Tom P posted 14 Sep 2005
 wiring for dsl service
I want to run a dedicated line from the indoors NID to the DSL modem. I will split the service at the NID and filter the house system which is wired in series.

Is there a better wire or grade wire to run than regular bulk phone wire from Home Depot? If so where can I get it and what is the price?

Tom
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 15 Sep 2005
Dear Tom,

The use of JKT wire (4 conductor cable) is not recommended for any residential work today. I do recommend that you use category 5e cable and termination devices. Home Depot also carries this as well as the matching jacks, by Leviton, for a complete installation. The cable is $66/1000' spool for non-plenum and about $189/1000' for plenum rated, if required, per their web site

Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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