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BuffaloSabresBrewer 02-01-2009 12:20 AM

Running coaxial cable question
 
Im thinking about running cable to anther room, second story, for the new cable wireless router. My parents house has a phone line that runs upstairs that goes through a heater duct. Its away from the furnace so it doesn't burn or anything. Would be running a coaxial cable up a duct to the share room upstairs be a bad idea if it was a safe distance away from the furnace?

Bernie Brewer 02-01-2009 12:25 AM

Are there no other wall cavities you could utilize???

eriktlupus 02-01-2009 12:25 AM

run it thru the same area but out side the duct if possible.

personal preference

Jared311 02-01-2009 12:27 AM

yeah, I would avoid the duct myself. Heat = electrical noise due to the random collisions of electrons.

BuffaloSabresBrewer 02-01-2009 12:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eriktlupus (Post 1104670)
run it thru the same area but out side the duct if possible.

personal preference

Thats what I was going to do until I found the area around the duct had be sealed with a bit of over zealous GreatStuff.

Ceedubya 02-01-2009 01:20 AM

buy plenum rated cable and it should be fine. Its more expensive but will avoid any heat, fire, etc issues.

david_42 02-01-2009 02:09 PM

Ceedubya has the right idea. I worked for a cable company back in the '80s and using the plenum cable in the ducting made many a job easier.

Ceedubya 02-01-2009 05:32 PM

I'm not sure where you can get plenum cable though, I doubt home depot, radio shack, etc has it. But it wouldn't hurt to check.

If I have some on hand, I might be able to spare a bit and send it to you. How much will you need? I will check around and see if I have any leftover on a spool somewhere.

mania83 02-02-2009 10:09 PM

I would check an electrical supply house, they would have it there.

sause 02-02-2009 11:21 PM

Run it through the cold air return. No worries about heat and sealing it back up "airtight".


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