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Old 12-19-2012, 06:05 PM   #1
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Hello everyone!

Just a quick one. What is the closest proximity that these can be to one another without interference. Can I say run them an inch or so from one another across a stapling strip runnings along my joists? Also, if they touch one another at one point or another is that ok?

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The coax is RF shielded, so don't worry about it.
If the phone/data cable is shielded, you shouldn't need to worry much either. However, if unshielded, try to keep the phone cable at least 12" from the HV lines....~3" is the minimum. You can cross over perpendicular.

That's my educated guess, influenced by hearsay.

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Hahaha thanks Seattle2k!
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:56 PM   #4
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most if not all phone wire is twisted, so it won't matter if they run parallel next to higher voltage lines...
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