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post #1 of 4 Old 05-25-2013, 07:12 PM - Thread Starter
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Hey all,

I just need some clarification on running a cat 6 cable to behind my TV. The run is about 50 feet in total and I was just think about buying a 75ft premade monoprice patch cable like this, cutting off the ends and making a wall jack using a CAT6 keystone jack like this. I've been reading online but I can't really find any clarification whether this is possible or not so, if someone could shine some light on this that would be great!

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Yes. It'll work, but stick with solid cables as opposed to the stranded.
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Patch cables are normally stranded wire, not solid. You'll have a hard time getting stranded wire to punch on the keystones. You'd be better off buying a 50-100' small spool of cat5e / cat6 at Home Depot or other local hardware store...

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I"d get that cable, but use this instead of cutting the cable, punching, etc.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=105&cp_id=10519&cs_id=1051903&p_id=7297&seq=1&format=2

I ran cat 6 throughout my entire house in this fashion. Quick, easy, and it works. I've got over 500' of these cables and a dozen or so of these couplers from monoprice. Make sure to test all your cables and these couplers first, just in case, although I had no issues.

Also, if you're as picky as me and want that decora look to match your outlets and switches, monoprice only sells the keystone wallplates as a whole plate. Leviton has the decora keystone inserts for 1, 2, 3, 4, or 6 keystones, and then you just use a standard trim ring and you can get those at Home Depot... couldn't find it on their site, but here's what I'm talking about:

http://www.amazon.com/Leviton-41644-E-QuickPort-Decora-Insert/dp/B000U3I38S
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