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Old February 13, 2014, 12:32 PM
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Solid in the walls, strand is for patch cables. IMHO.

Edit: I picked up my patch panel, keystones and punchdown tool for my house at monoprice.com. And all my faceplates and banana plugs for my speakers too.
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Old February 13, 2014, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by enaberif View Post
Solid wiring vs strand wiring.. I'll go with solid any day.

I hate trying to crimp strand wiring just never works well.
Sorry I have been up for 48 hours... CAT6 has an Plastic separator option that is escaping me right now. thats what I meant by solid core..
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Old February 13, 2014, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by BlueByte View Post
CAT6 also has cable with a solid core or not... there are a lot of different kinds. Honestly unless you live in an industrial complex just get the CAT 6 non solid core if its the same as CAT5e. You don't need shielding unless its some special use case. The solid core will be better for long runs, but in a normal house you are probably hard pressed to get 100' runs and even then thats not "long".

Because I have boxes the stuff when I ran my house I have 3 going to each room, CAT5e, CAT6 and CAT6 solid core.... there is 0 difference between them.

why leave it to chance to have interference when run net cables beside hydro lines and EMF
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Old February 19, 2014, 06:55 AM
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Thanks for all that great information people. I'll put it to great use.
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