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Re: New Building Install
Up front dont know sweet about large building installs and telephone lines etc..
BUT, my house is wired cat5e for phone and internet. The idea being I could use any line in the house for any purpose as decided at the patch panel. I am not convinced, from what I have read, that extra cost for Cat 6 is worth it. If its the same price by all means. Another consideration is the laying of cable and in particular how hardy the cable is in being manhandled. Not sure on the strength of todays cables (cat5e or cat6) but when I did the house I had to be careful of no bends in the wire (ie no sharp turns, no staples, used hooks and curved routes and xtra large terminal boxes at the jack points (well slightly larger)). In additioncrossed all electrical wires at 90 degrees attempted to ensure parallel runs were 6 inches from electrical and stayed away from ballast lighting (fluorescent lighting). The most important factor during laying is the marking of each wire (so at the end you dont kill yourself) and after to test each line for signal quality, in case there is an inadvertent pinch or damage to a line (shit happens) and you need to run another wire if the other cannot be removed.
Two other considerations come to mind...... First, plenum rating or firehazard (flammatory and smoke) regulations that need to be adhered too. Second, running twine or like material such that future runs in likely places can be done (by attaching wire and pulling). To aid in this you may need to install lengths of pvc pipe in certain areas (lots of prickly things to get caught on) and around corners to make this possible.
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