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Old 02-01-2009, 12:20 AM   #1
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Default 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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