"The phone is a remarkably complex, simple device, and very rarely ever needs repairs, once you fix them." - Dan/Panther
Started by cloyd, February 21, 2016, 01:53:15 PM
Quote from: Jim S. on February 26, 2016, 04:23:46 PMI don't think there is much difference in pulling. I would just use copper cat 5e. Here is a good deal from amazonhttp://www.amazon.com/Cat5e-Ethernet-Cat-5e-VIVO-CABLE-V001/dp/B0092TG310/ref=sr_1_8?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1456521548&sr=1-8&keywords=cat+5+cableSpend $1.01 on your husband and get free shipping.JMO,Jim S.
Quote from: cloyd on February 26, 2016, 02:40:03 PMThank you Jim,I think I have read that plenum cable is more flexible and easier to pull. Is that your experience? I know that riser cable is much cheaper. No one answered my question about copper clad aluminum cable and whether it is up to code. Or is solid copper cable the better way to go anyway?I may be doing one run to each location simply because I think the future will be more wireless rather than less. I might try running some cable this weekend. If I find a generous space to run from the basement to the attic, it will make a difference. Our house is plenty big and I figure one run to each location will take roughly 600 feet of cable. At $160-ish for a box of 1,000 feet, I think future homeowners can pull their own cable. Perhaps my husband isn't as forgiving of expenditures on my archaic hobby as other spouses might be. Tina
Quote from: oldguy on May 21, 2016, 12:14:29 AMVery impressive Tina, I'm thinking "workwoman like manner". Most guys don't have the patients to do that kind of work. You should be proud.