Cat5e data terminations

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 Question by Ricky McGoldrick4.226.225.107 posted 14 Nov 2006
 Cat5e data terminations
I have a customer that has a 24 port patch panel in the managers office with cat5e cable terminated to it. The managers office is moving to a new location within the building and wants to move the 24 port patch to the new office. He does not want to run new data cables to all rj45 jacks in building. Can I splice to the existing cat5e cable in the ceiling above the existing managers office with new cat5e cable to the new managers office and terminate to a 24 port patch panel. Is it ok to splice these data cables and still be within the specifications needed for computer networking. What would be the recommended way to do this? The new managers office is only about 50 feet from the old office, but there is not enough slack in the cable to move the existing cable to the new location. Help!!!!!
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 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 16 Nov 2006
Dear Ricky,

It is not recommended to splice these cables as performance will deteriorate. It may be possible to re-route some of the cables to reuse them but ultimately some will require new runs.

Sincerely,
Joseph Golan, RCDD

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