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 Question by Will Scarbrough posted 24 Mar 2006
 Installing CAT5 near electrical
I have only one place all wiring goes from the basement to the third floor of my home - there is no other place to go. If I run CAT5 for ethernet through metal conduit and ground the conduit, right next to all the eletrical wires, will this be OK? There really isn't any place else for the wires to go.
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 25 Mar 2006
Dear Will,

I see no problem with this at all. The separation requirement assumes that there is no conduit for the communication cable. By use of a properly grounded metal conduit, the separation requirement becomes nil.

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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