Routing satellite cable

  John B 13:01 03 Sep 2007

I need to re-route a satellite cable.

I would like to know if running it near to mains cable will make any difference to the signal quality.

Due to the wall thickness of my house it would be convenient to run the cable next to an existing mains cable (and I won't have to drill a hole through a three feet thick wall!)

I am using 'proper' CT100 type cable if that's of any help!



  amonra 16:22 03 Sep 2007

Shouldn't be any problem, just try and avoid any sharp bends when you "turn a corner", as this tends to break the outer foil of the coax cable.

  John B 18:32 03 Sep 2007

Avoiding sharp bends is a very useful tip... I should be okay with that bit and if mains cable makes no difference I can forget the mamoth wall-drilling task!

  howard64 14:49 06 Sep 2007

it really depends on the quality of your coax. The rule always used to be do not run parallel to mains cables closer than about 3 inches. It was acceptable to cross over at right angles.

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