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I know this has been discussed zillion times, but I couldn't find my answers. I will be wiring my new house with Cat6, and I am a unclear on some things. Only done this in rooms with rised floors and suspended ceilings with conduits alredy installed. So I have no idea what to expect running in walls around wood.

So far I've got my cable, keystone jacks, panel and front plates. What I am not sure about is:

1. How am I supposed to attach the cables to the wood?
2. Do I just leave the end of the cab le hanging at the place I want to have the jack installed in the wall, or I should use some sort of wall box to make sure that they will cut the drywall at the place I I want it?
2. If I need wall box, which one should I use? The same model they use for the power outlet? Do I have to attach it to the wall?

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1. How am I supposed to attach the cables to the wood?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=insulated+wire+staples

Leave the cable loose and don't crush the cable.
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2. Do I just leave the end of the cable hanging at the place I want to have the jack installed in the wall, or I should use some sort of wall box to make sure that they will cut the drywall at the place I I want it?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=nail+on+low+voltage+bracket

The drywallers will cut the drywall around this box. Make sure to match the height of your other boxes in the room or wall.

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thanks, any pros or cons of using an electrical box vs a braket? The electrical boxes are 30c at Lowes, whereas the brackets go for a buck.
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Brackets don't bend the wire as much.


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If there is any other construction going on anywhere around you, do yourself a favor and walk through some sites that are at that stage. You'll learn a lot from seeing how it's been done by the trades...

+1 to all the other advice given so far.

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This is the way Ive seen it attached in homes under construction..

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This is the way Ive seen it attached in homes under construction..


This is how I secure wiring as well. As for the low voltage rings:

http://www.aifittings.com/catalog/communications/low-voltage-mounting-brackets-for-new-construction/

Much easier to use your cordless screw gun and go to town. Much easier to adjust when screw up too. No need for closed boxes if you do not need to use them in your area. You end up crushing your Catx cables in the box, or making the wire so short is is harder to terminate.
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Lots of options for fastening category cables to studs - just don't pinch them with horseshoe nails designed for Romex.

If you're using spray foam, which expands, use something fairly sturdy, and space them closer together.

In the wiring closet, leave a lot of slack, tape the bundle up inside a clear bag if drywalling, and don't let people step on the bundle.

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You definitely don't want junction boxes with enclosed backs, for LV cables.

Arlington makes some nice TV boxes, for on-wall displays, but there are many manufacturers of combined LV and line-voltage boxes.

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Some say using wire ties to secure Cat Cable to studs is a bad idea, supposed to distort the electrical characteristics of the cable. I used wide curved plastic hangers and velcro on my home. Just saying.

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Some say using wire ties to secure Cat Cable to studs is a bad idea, supposed to distort the electrical characteristics of the cable. I used wide curved plastic hangers and velcro on my home. Just saying.

If you put the ties on loose, they are ok...You never want to crush the cable; and watch out for kinks....
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