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Old 02-28-2007, 10:21 AM   #1
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Low voltage in same box as high voltage?


Hello -

I'm running some network and cable (coax) through my house, and I had a question that my code book doesn't seem to answer (or, I can't find it).

Can I put the actual termination of the network and cable in the same box as outlets? There's a single gang box there now, I'd been planning on widening the existing hole and using a dual-gang in its place. The other option would be to use two single-gang boxes but space them so a triple-gang plate could be used. It seems less likely that I'd actually be able to pull that off, though

Any suggestions? I guess two single-gang boxes near each other certainly isn't the end of the world, I was just hoping for a cleaner look in my living room.

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Low voltage in same box as high voltage?


Yep.....you need a low voltage divider plate like below.... however avoid running the house wiring and your low voltage cables close together and in parallel getting to the box. Keep several inches of seperation till you enter the box.



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Old 02-28-2007, 11:49 AM   #3
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Excellent, thank you very much.

I'm a sound engineer, so I know all about keeping things as far from mains power as you can! I'm going to try to run the wire in seperate cavities in the wall, or at least opposite sides of the same one. I have the ceiling open to the studs, so I'll be able to keep some seperation there.

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