So how big around is this cat 5 ? Is it bigger than regular phone line
but smaller than cable coax ??
> > Can I use 1/2 inch pvc conduit to run Cat 5 underground ?
> > Or must I go with a larger size ??
> > Thanks in advance
Well, one problem I see is that you are talking about using it for
phone, intercom, computer and cable tv.
Computer: will use one cat5 cable by itself. It needs 8 conductors for
Phone: 2 conductors per line.
Intercom: Depends on the intercom, but minimum of 2 per line.
Cable TV: Needs coax, not cat5.
So at minimum, 2 runs of cat5 and 1 run of coax. nope, won't go in a
I have Cat6 running in 1/2", so, yes. But if you're digging a trench,
use 1", or better, two 1" conduits. Especially if you have several
bends. You don't know what you'll want next year and you'll be glad
you blew the slight extra cash.
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