Plenum vs non-plenum
Posted on 2006-11-09
Hi. I am getting ready to run about 1,000 feet of Cat6 cable. CTG is selling it for about $160.00. Should I change and get Plenum cable to meet fire codes? I know you will suggest that I ask the coding people in town, but my guess is they will say I have to. Which is probably a good reason to go with it.
The Plenum cable is anywhere from two to three times the cost of the non-plenum depending on the vendor. I found some through Cat5eCableGuy.com which was reasonable, but I am not sure of the quality.
If you think I should just get the Plenum, do you know of the best priced cable which is still good quality?