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Borad

join:2012-06-08

Best shield wanted

I'd like to hang coaxial cable parallel to and about 2 inches away from a lighting fixture cable, from the ceiling to the floor (about 8 feet). I have to take off the wall plate to get a better idea whether the lighting fixture cable runs vertically, but I live in a tall building so I think it does. There's an uglier way I could route the coaxial cable (around a bedroom doorway) and a longer way (through two closets and along two walls) but I'd rather not. Could I just use any quad shield and not worry?



The E
Please allow me to retort
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join:2002-05-26
Burnaby, BC

Even with standard cable, you'll be fine. No need for Quad shield, but if it floats your boat, go for it!



Jabbu
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join:2002-03-06
reply to Borad

How far are you following power and how close?


Borad

join:2012-06-08

said by Jabbu:

How far are you following power and how close?

Eight feet, two inches away.

Borad

join:2012-06-08

This has some good information. In the Shield Effectiveness table, 6 levels of RG6 shielding are listed, and quad shield is the best. I'll just use whatever quad shield I could find. I'll only need 8-10 feet.



Jabbu
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join:2002-03-06
reply to Borad

No doubt quad shield is the best, however its usually an overkill but cost isn't far from tri and other rg6 especially >100. Do it and have zero regret in future.