Keep in mind that if you're running the cable in an air handling space (an air return for sure, I don't know if the flue box is considered an air handling space) you'll need to use plenum rated cabling, which is pricey. Bryan Burns ECHO, Inc. -----Original Message----- From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Jones, John (US) Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 6:56 AM To: PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users Subject: Re: [PCTECH] Home office design Depends on your municipality but in some places, yes, running _any_ cable through a vent is a violation. Crossing through or streaming along; either way can be illegal. I didn't know it until recently when the electrician I use mentioned it when discussing some of the work he's come across in other homes. However, spaces around vents are apparently OK, at least where I live. In my home there's a vent space for the furnace & hot water heater. The flue is only about a 4 or 5 inch diameter and the space is far bigger than that. Local code says it's OK to run low voltage cable in that vent space. I plan on doing that when we run CAT6 from the basement to the 2nd floor. We'll just take pains to keep it to the side so it doesn't touch/vibrate against the flue. John A. Jones, CISSP Americas Information Security Officer Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc. V: +1-630-455-2787 F: +1-312-601-1782 john.jones@xxxxxxxxxx -----Original Message----- From: pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:pctech-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dan Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2006 2:24 PM To: PC Technical Discussion for iSeries Users Subject: Re: [PCTECH] Home office design On 10/12/06, Shannon O'Donnell <shannon.odonnell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
An alternative to running the wire inside the walls is to run it on the outside of the wall and use a plastic wire cover to hide it. Doesn't looka as nice but if you can't get into the walls, a problem I
had in my cabin where the walls were 6-inch logs, then it's better
than nothing. Another alternative that worked for us was to use the return air vent. Our router is in the basement, and my son has a PC on the second floor. Instead of running the cable through the vent "grid" in his room, I rerouted it in his room so the cable comes out of a wall plate. Dunno if I broke any building codes doing this. - Dan --
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