[ale] OT: Wire Code
cfowler at outpostsentinel.com
Mon Nov 1 15:32:59 EST 2004
Thanks. The county inspectors will be checking my work so compliance is
important to me.
I have testers and many tools. I was just uncertain about the need of Plenum
On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 03:27:04PM -0500, James P. Kinney III wrote:
> On Mon, 2004-11-01 at 14:55, Christopher Fowler wrote:
> > Getting ready to run cat5e in a new house. Do I need to run Plenum or
> > Shielded
> If the cable is being run in an area that also has conditioned air (i.e.
> inside an air duct) then you need plenum cabling. If it is all hidden
> behind wall board and attic spaces, regular, unshielded is OK. If you
> have a high-RF area and are worried about excessive noise, get shielded.
> If you are running a data line near a microwave oven, electric motor
> (specifically the really audible loud induction motors) then you will
> want shielded for those runs. The definition of "near" is vague. Most
> microwave oven can cause data packets to fail from about 12 inches if
> the orientation is right for the polarization of the radiation leakage.
> For 99.5% of all residential uses, standard, unshielded, non-plenum
> cat5e is plenty adequate.
> Go buy the cat5 cable tester from Home Depot. It will tell you if the
> cable is wired correctly and can save loads of time.
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