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Old 03-26-2010, 05:21 PM   #1
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Do you guys use standard blue electrical box for phone/cat5 and coax? I am planning on using the plug that has one of each on them and want to know if I should put them in a plastic electrical box. thanks
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Old 03-26-2010, 05:27 PM   #2
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Due to bend radius concern it is better to use the open back low voltage rings. Same size as a box, but more room as you can coil the wire in the stud bay.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:42 PM   #3
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The low voltage rings are ~$1 each at HD
I buy the .20 small blue boxes & cut the backs off



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Old 03-26-2010, 07:47 PM   #4
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So you have to take into consideration the bends? Dave, you cut the back off of an electrical box and that works ok? with what a chain saw? ha ha. just joking. thanks anything you can tell me would be great!
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Table saw, chop saw, mitre saw, hand saw....whatever works



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Old 03-27-2010, 10:53 AM   #6
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I've just opened up the self gripping wire opening for pretty much the same effect
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