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Running Cat5e Outside the House

Discussion in 'Reality Check' started by Wayne, Jun 2, 2021.

  1. Wayne

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    So I got the Lorex 4K IP Security system. Has 6 cameras, PoE, 6x100 foot eth cables.

    3 of the cameras I have no issues with, they are mostly around the garage (front, side, back), all open and I can run the cables fine.

    The one above the front door I was hoping to run a cable out the eave of garage, tucked underneath the siding, then back up into the eave in front of house where I can mount it. There would be about 15' of cat5e under the siding exposed to some moisture and shit.

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    I am really cheap, I really don't want to buy a roll of weatherproof eth, I was hoping some flexible rubber hose to run it in in the "?" areas would be enough. Opinions?

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  2. Wayne

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    Also, my front steps is way overgrown, this baby eats a lot of free time :D
     
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    Advice is don't cheap out when it comes to cat5e. Also, leave some room for slack, take a couple feet more than you need. It's not going to be "fun" to run . So do it right, in the long *run* it'll be worth it. If it were me, I'd be running with insulated, weatherproof line. For what you need, it shouldn't be more than $50 including hardware.
     
  4. Wayne

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    Yeah, was hoping to use the cables it come with.

    I guess I only have 3 camera's that would need weatherproof cables.
     
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    fwiw I've had regular cat five run to all my outdoor cameras for 9 years now and it's fine.
     
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    Is there any way to follow that cable line coming out right over your door?
     

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