Plenum cable everywhere:Is that an overkiller?

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Mar 5th, 2008

Guys, do you think it makes sense extend plenum cable "everywhere" in a certain large facility? I have had this discussion and I think that there is no need to use plenum cable 'everywhere' due to cost increase. Please advise.

I have this problem too.
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lamav Wed, 03/05/2008 - 08:38

Mr. News:

I would have to disagree. Plenum is fire resistant, which is why you should definitely use it whenever possible.

Thanks

Victor

Rick Morris Mon, 03/10/2008 - 14:05

BICSI would not require this. It really is a preference. Plenum serves the purpose for plenum air space in a ceiling. If you are in a wharehouse then why use plenum. It is all specific to your air space.

Danilo Dy Tue, 03/11/2008 - 06:49

Hi,

No, you don't need Plenum Cable everywhere. Use of Plenum Cable has its purpose, for example use it in plenum spaces.

A true architect does not just use the "best", but use it where it really needed.

Regards,

Dandy

Joseph W. Doherty Tue, 03/11/2008 - 07:21

Beyond what makes senses, you might need to consider what's allowed or required by your building and/or fire codes.

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