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Topic # 65943 9-Aug-2010 22:30
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Does anyone have a simple solution to fixing CAT5e/RG6 cabling to underfloor joists? I can get a cable tie around a bearer ok. Cheers John

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  Reply # 365682 9-Aug-2010 22:43
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  Reply # 365702 9-Aug-2010 23:35
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There are also metal versions which have a nail in them. You bang the nail into the joist & fold the metal around the cable. Looks tidier but who cares seeing it's under the floor.

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  Reply # 365708 9-Aug-2010 23:57
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what about looping blue packing strap (or similar strap type material) around the cable and using a staple gun to staple to joists




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  Reply # 365715 10-Aug-2010 00:39
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nickd: There are also metal versions which have a nail in them. You bang the nail into the joist & fold the metal around the cable. Looks tidier but who cares seeing it's under the floor.


yep those aluminium ones are probably the cheapest - i assume corys/ideal electrical/js russell should have them, or there are the plastic ones like these from dick smith




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  Reply # 365800 10-Aug-2010 11:04
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Thanks people. Yes the metal ones probably would be the go even though they are usually reserved for AC. Depends on the amount of cable bunched together. On some runs I have 2x CAT5e + 2 RG6. It would be nice to have something like those plastic clips that are found on the back of patch panels, that you could tack or screw into the joist.

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  Reply # 365959 10-Aug-2010 18:27
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I use these
Its like $6 for a pack of 100 at Ideal Electrical.






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  Reply # 365964 10-Aug-2010 18:33
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Thanks Ray

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  Reply # 365990 10-Aug-2010 19:30
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raytaylor: I use these
Its like $6 for a pack of 100 at Ideal Electrical.




Those are the exact same ones we used when running cable from the garage to the house and they work great. Everything was set up in less than 45mins (we ran about 100M cable) 




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  Reply # 366029 10-Aug-2010 21:31
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raytaylor: I use these
Its like $6 for a pack of 100 at Ideal Electrical.




those are the same as what was supposed to be at the end of my DSE link.... but there were only 20 of them for $6.... always best to go to ideal/jsrussell/corys for these sort of things lest you get fleeced :)




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  Reply # 366046 10-Aug-2010 21:59
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$6 is a ripoff! I've picked my last few lots of cable clips like those pictures from one of the local $2 type stores. Packs of 100 for $2!




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  Reply # 366047 10-Aug-2010 21:59
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yep it pays to know someone with an account at an electrical supplier. Rexcel is another.

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  Reply # 366194 11-Aug-2010 12:42
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raytaylor: I use these
Its like $6 for a pack of 100 at Ideal Electrical.




Um, you can get double clips instead of those single ones, and big enough to NOT crimp or deform the cable. Plastic saddles are more expensive (normally used for conduit) but would allow you to iinstall more cable bundles in future. Whatever you do, dont staple the actual cables, or stretch or kink or deform the cables in any way. Watch the bend radius too.




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