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Old 03-08-2013, 05:16 PM   #1
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running cable in the ceiling

I am thinking about running my own simple structured wiring and need advice about
running the cable/network thru the exposed ceiling. Can i run it willie nilly thru the ceiling? or should it be run either parallel or perpendicular to the ceiling joist? the ceiling is exposed for now and will be drywalled and insulated soon.
any advise would be appreciated!


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Old 03-09-2013, 10:25 PM   #2
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Just move into my new Modular House and notice every wire and cables were run to the ceiling in the attic and down threw the wall to the basement at the end of the house where the power box is located.
The house came 2 half's and all the wires ran along the outside walls on both sides
I had 2 rooms that I ran cable and cat5 threw the wall and ran down stairs to my cable entrance only because I knew I would not hit any wires .


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Old 03-09-2013, 10:33 PM   #3
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The requirements for low voltage wire are not as stringent as line voltage wire. just run it n the middle of the joists either paralleled or perpendicular to the joists. Secure it clamps or stables for that wire an you should be good.
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Old 03-10-2013, 10:14 AM   #4
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Try to make sure the runs, if they happen to come near electrical wiring, cross perpendicular and do not run parallel to them.

Theory being, the electromagnetic interference from the power lines messes things up....
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