Phone & Network cables thru the same conduit

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 Question by Luis Domenech posted 02 Jun 2004
 Phone & Network cables thru the same conduit
Is there a problem if both, phone and network cable are pull thru the same conduit?
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 Answer by Dmitri Abaimov posted 02 Jun 2004
Dear Luis,

Not a problem at all. Both are considered low voltage (although phone ring voltage is rather high, but temporary).

You cannot add a power cable to that mix though. That would be against the code (NEC or NFPA 70). This only applies if the NFPA 70 code is adopted in your area. If not, then it would be just a common sense to use different conduits for power and low voltage cables.

Sincerely,
Dmitri Abaimov, RCDD

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