Originally Posted by msaeger
Here's probably a dumb question but is there a special box I should use for phone / network / cable or just a regular single gang box?
The Short answer is a regular old single gang box will work. The Orange ring another posted published is called an "old work ring". In other words that ring is used when your installing low-voltage wires into an already existing, complete wall.
Its unclear if you're in a "under construction" situation or "existing construction"
So, yes, a single gang box will work but you need the "correct" single gang box based on new v existing.
Keep these tips into account and here's a link that you might find to have some useful info http://allabouthomeelectronics.com/s...ed-wiring.html
One posting wrote the drywallers will hack the lines when hanging sheet rock and he is very right. Its super frustrating to start to hang finish plates only to find your wires shredded and they will be shredded if you let em hang out of the box.
If its new construction by all means label the wires. Use painters tape and a marker if you have to. Make sure the wire and label are concealed and tape the box off, taping from the inside of the box so its easier to remove. If you don't then texture and paint will get all over the wires and you'll have more work to clean the mess from your floors not to mention tracing wires out if you have a lot of wires.
There are a variety of boxes you can use from: single gang to low voltage nail on to low voltage clamp/stick on. If you're going for cheap $ and easy use a single gang but if you want a cleaner look "consider" the other option.
PS: Coax "loves" to get caught up even in the big wire staple if you nail "to the bottom plate of the wall studs" so you really want to take care to do the nailing correct (leave a big gap so the wire slides very freely). What I do in that case is, depending on my application (ie: finish plates & multiple wires connected to one plate) is use open ended new work box and cut the wires to the length so they just touch the bottom plate and put the last staple 2" or so from the bottom plate but nailed into the stud