Cat5 outdoors containment

Discussion in 'Electricians' Talk' started by Debbie Flint, Aug 14, 2019.

  1. Debbie Flint

    Debbie Flint New Member

    Hi can cat5 go in copper pipe to run from house to garage?
  2. Wayners

    Wayners Well-Known Member

    Yes.. Why Cooper though...
  3. robertpstubbs

    robertpstubbs Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. Mike58

    Mike58 Active Member

    Why Cat5 ?
  5. Squashrobinson

    Squashrobinson Active Member

    Why garage
  6. spirits are real 2016

    spirits are real 2016 Well-Known Member

    why run and not walk.
  7. Bogle Crag

    Bogle Crag Active Member

    Why why why Delilah?
  8. Mr Rusty

    Mr Rusty Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. Tony Goddard

    Tony Goddard Active Member

    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!
  10. Mike58

    Mike58 Active Member

    A reply to the questions raised would be nice.

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