Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Debbie Flint, Aug 14, 2019.
Hi can cat5 go in copper pipe to run from house to garage?
Yes.. Why Cooper though...
It could be run in plastic conduit or ducting.
You need to prevent interference from 240v power, so you wouldn’t run power and Cat5 together.
You can also get a SWA version of Cat5.
Why Cat5 ?
why run and not walk.
Why why why Delilah?
I've had some exterior grade CAT5 running from a front bedroom, down the side of the house, then in the extension gutter, across a short catenary, and then laying in the garage gutter to the back of the garage for 9 years. Still works fine. Just run it. Forget the containment.
15 years ago we had to run a cat 5 from a secondary school building across to the new sports hall, rush job, not on the contract, all we had was a drum of purple indoor cat 5, cable tied it along a 30' catenary wire with the full expectation it would need replacing soon - today its almost white with sun bleaching, but still working fine!
A reply to the questions raised would be nice.
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