Home & Garden

Runing network cable CAT6 in attic

  • Last Updated:
  • Apr 7th, 2020 6:24 pm
[OP]
Sr. Member
Feb 7, 2008
889 posts
327 upvotes
Okanagan

Runing network cable CAT6 in attic

Need some advice here: I need to run cat6 from my router to 2 other rooms through attic and then fish through the wall.
Do you know if this is ok with code? Can I just throw it on insulation or does it have to be stapled?
5 replies
Deal Addict
User avatar
Dec 10, 2008
4839 posts
1373 upvotes
Personally, I'd run it off the rafters so you don't need to mess with insulation or worry about damaging it if it's buried.
Let's hug it out
Deal Addict
Dec 9, 2003
4925 posts
766 upvotes
Calgary
There is no code requirement
I apologize for offending sensitivities of alt right, alt left, or anyone in the middle, for humor or perspectives, for my maturity and occasional errors. I apologize for misunderstandings on gender, religion, politics, race or deals.
Member
Dec 4, 2009
335 posts
208 upvotes
Is all low voltage, so it doesn’t matter. Put it where it won’t get crimped or cut...
Deal Fanatic
User avatar
Oct 12, 2007
5211 posts
2591 upvotes
Ottawa
As long as it's CM-rated cable, I would have no trouble running Cat 6 through an attic. Like another said, I would prefer to tack unto rafters than bury under or rest on insulation.
Deal Addict
User avatar
Dec 29, 2008
3584 posts
935 upvotes
Yes no electrical code for cat cables, but make sure they are fire rated.

Top