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wire gauge for jhooks

wire gauge for jhooks

wire gauge for jhooks

I get no more than 30 cat6 wires on a jhook when runing your own wires to the ceiling grid.
When I went to buy the grid wire, I find many differant guages.
Soooo...  What guage grid wire should be used?
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RE: wire gauge for jhooks

that would not be my concern. my concern would be what are you attaching the grid wire to, how well is that ancored. thats what is supporting the weight.

RE: wire gauge for jhooks

oh, keep in mind the grid hole are only so big LOL

RE: wire gauge for jhooks

Metal Trusses, That's not my concern.  :)
But the wire at Graybar is 16ga and other grid wires are 12 gauge.
A big differance though the 16 gauge would be alot easier to work with.

RE: wire gauge for jhooks

that would be more than sufficient un less its a mile long

RE: wire gauge for jhooks

probably 18 if it is also supporting the weight of a light fixture

RE: wire gauge for jhooks

It should not be supporting a light fixture. The point is to install your own independent drop wire for cabling only.

jeff moss

RE: wire gauge for jhooks

a 4" J-hook can hold 250+ cables

Peter Buitenhek

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