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Ranger31 06-26-2011 05:25 PM

What type of cat5e cable type fastener?
I want to run some exterior rated data cable on the outside of my house. I don't want to install conduit, I just want to secure it to clapboard sliding.

What type of cat5e cable type fastener would you suggest?

DangerMouse 06-26-2011 05:52 PM

I moved your post out of the other thread.
I wonder why it wouldn't let you post a new thread?


baspinall 06-26-2011 06:35 PM

Clapboard is pretty darn hard & brittle at the same time. I have sanded teeth on a saw down cutting it. Be careful because a lot of the older stuff is asbestos. Don't want to breath that stuff. If you can drill holes I would go with the zip tie anchors that have a screw down eye built in them.

daveplot 06-26-2011 08:37 PM

I would use a product such as this:

Gardner Bender 300-Pieces Plastic Coaxial Staples for Wood

baspinall 06-26-2011 09:01 PM


Originally Posted by daveplot (Post 674682)

Yep, they would work good.

DangerMouse 06-27-2011 05:57 AM


Originally Posted by baspinall (Post 674693)
Yep, they would work good.

???? You mean they would be fine if you use screws, right?

You just said clapboard is hard and brittle. Nail it????


baspinall 06-27-2011 06:00 AM

Nial or screw you will need a pilot hole.

Ranger31 06-29-2011 08:39 AM

Thanks guys for your response to my thread.

DangerMouse 06-29-2011 09:01 AM

NP.... did you get it done?

What did you use? How did it work out? Inquiring members want to know!


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