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Old 10-26-2014, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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We are buying a new place and the builder is allowing me to run my own Cat 5 cables once the wood framing is complete and before insulation is installed.

I want to run cable from five different rooms in the house back to a panel in an interior closet. My plan is to buy raw cable to make the runs (2 cables to each location) and install some boxes where the wires will terminate around the house.

Not being a pro, I have a couple of questions...

Can I run the cable through the same holes as the electric wire or should I just drill my own new holes?

If I drill new holes, should they be above or below the electric wire or would it matter?
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Wandering.
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Two thoughts.

Run Cat 6 for future proofing.

On the location and holes, I'd ask the builder, or check on local building codes to make sure you don't cause any issues with the inspections that come later on.
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Old 10-26-2014, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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Can't answer about which holes to use, but use cat 6 cable.
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Old 10-27-2014, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Diaspora
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Before you make this trek, have you ever installed connectors onto a cable?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKJ4vO2KgjU

Category 6 (Cat 6) - Knowledge Base for information on Category 6 (Cat 6)

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Can I run the cable through the same holes as the electric wire...?
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When cable is in close proximity to strong electromagnetic fields, unwanted current and voltage may be induced on it. If the power level is high enough, the electrical "noise" can interfere with voice and data applications running on the cabling. In data communication, excessive electromagnetic interference (EMI) hinders the ability of remote receivers to successfully detect data packets. The end result is increased errors, network traffic due to packet re-transmissions, and network congestion.
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Old 10-27-2014, 03:23 PM
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When cable is in close proximity to strong electromagnetic fields, unwanted current and voltage may be induced on it. If the power level is high enough, the electrical "noise" can interfere with voice and data applications running on the cabling. In data communication, excessive electromagnetic interference (EMI) hinders the ability of remote receivers to successfully detect data packets. The end result is increased errors, network traffic due to packet re-transmissions, and network congestion.
Seconded. EMI is important to avoid in network wiring. You might get away with it once in a while, but the need to avoid interference becomes ever more critical as more data gets pushed through those cables. Best bet is to send the network cabling through a different set of holes in the wall studs than the power wiring.
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Old 10-30-2014, 10:26 PM
 
Location: sowf jawja
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Separate hole, cross electric lines perpendicular.
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