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#262115 6-Jan-2020 11:16
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Hi

Just wondering what people are using to manage cat5 and fibre runs under the house?
I have mine hooked up over bolts.. But thinking something like saddle clamps would work like for pipes... But around $1 each so hoping someone has a better idea..

Needs to handle several cat5 cables...

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  #2385952 6-Jan-2020 11:20
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Get a roll of velcro, cut a length suitable for your cable bundle, screw in to the joists/bearers/whatever under the house.


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  #2385953 6-Jan-2020 11:21
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I bought these cable (?phone) hook which comprised a closable plastic ring with a nail integrated. Came in a loose packet of 10 or so. Cant remember where though either Redfords or mitre10

Each could only hold one cable but was quite neat.

 
 
 
 


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  #2385960 6-Jan-2020 11:37
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Either velcro like @chevrolux suggested or half saddles will do

 

 


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  #2385965 6-Jan-2020 11:45
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Cheap conduit from Bunnings - can get bulk packs of Deta branded conduit, saddles and elbows https://www.bunnings.co.nz/deta-20mm-medium-duty-rigid-conduit-10-pack_p00048924

 

It's overkill for Cat5 (can only fit around 4 cables in 20mm conduit, so I have a few parallel runs of conduit approaching the central hub), but I think it's a must for fibre (don't have to worry about damaging it when doing work on the house)


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  #2385985 6-Jan-2020 12:35
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I wouldn't conduit it unless rodent protection was an issue. Working with conduit under a floor with multiple cables is the absolute worst.


 
 
 
 


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  #2386007 6-Jan-2020 13:33
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I managed my cable runs under my house by installing a stiff steel wire from point A to point B. From there I can run any number of cables along the wire. The actual method of supporting the cables to the steel wire can be decided by the user.




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  #2386067 6-Jan-2020 13:52
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Great ideas thanks all!




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  #2386071 6-Jan-2020 13:56
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I have just used cable ties with a staple holding the cable tie into a bearer.





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  #2386196 6-Jan-2020 17:03
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keep the bolts and use very small length bungee cords somehow? 


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  #2386304 6-Jan-2020 19:50
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I printed a heap of these clips, scaled up slightly to fit my cable https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1471789

 

 

 

-e- Link thing doesn't work at end of line...


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chevrolux:

 

Get a roll of velcro, cut a length suitable for your cable bundle, screw in to the joists/bearers/whatever under the house.

 

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/cables-adaptors/other/listing-2469283908.htm?rsqid=df0b58b32f5449ab9041efb52b72e799-001

 

you can just use the staple gun to staple the velcro (i usually use 2-3 pending on how many cables there are) , have used this method many times before.

 

It makes adding more cables so easy, just undo the velcro and redo it up.


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  #2387020 7-Jan-2020 20:01
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Catenary wire with velcro is what's usually used in commercial settings.




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  #2387050 7-Jan-2020 21:40
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Think I'm going to try the gun staple and velcro approach.

 

Keep the ideas coming for others!

 





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