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CAT5E CMR/CMX Cable
For most residential telephone wiring
applications, the correct cable choice is CAT5E. CAT3 cable
would meet minimum requirements for phone and DSL wiring, but
does not cost significantly less than CAT5E. CAT5E cable is
a good value because it is much higher quality cable. No
appreciable improvement in voice or DSL signal will be
achieved by using CAT6 or better cable that costs
significantly more. Most cable suitable for outdoor
residential use is normally less fire resistant and is rated
CMX only. Cable rated CMR is more fire resistant, but most
cable rated only CMR is not suitable for outdoor use. This
cable is CMR/CMX, so it has the fire resistance of CMR and
the weather resistance of CMX. The sheath is marked "WEATHER
RESISTANT" and "CMR" to avoid confusion with less fire
resistant CMX only cable. (In the past this same cable was
marked CMR/CMX, but that caused confusion when some building
inspectors were unsure about the fire rating of the cable, so
the marking was changed.) This cable is ideal for all indoor
and outdoor residential installations. That explains why
this is the only type cable offered at
I used to get a lot of requests for information on where to
buy cable, especially in lengths of less than 1000 feet.
Every place I know of sells CAT5E cable in 1000 foot boxes or
on larger spools. That's great if you're wiring an entire
home or office complex, but if you are a homeowner and only
need 100 feet to extend to a new jack or to wire your DSL
data line, you probably don't want to buy ten times that
much. So, by popular demand, I am offering CAT5E CMR/CMX
cable in shorter lengths! If you need a 1000 foot box, I
think you'll find that the prices here compare favorably with
your local home improvement center (if they even stock CAT5E
The cable offered here is four pair, 24
AWG, CAT5E CMR/CMX, Superior Essex 51-240-31.
This cable uses the newest color code system, as
illustrated here. The tip and ring wires are different
hues of the same color. For example, pair one tip is
light blue and ring is dark blue, pair two tip is light
orange and ring is dark orange, etc. This makes it
very easy to identify which wires are tip and ring for
The sheath is beige/gray. The manufacturer actually
refers to the sheath of the cable that I stock as gray,
but most people would call it beige. It comes close to
matching most "khaki" clothing and blends well with
Orders for multiple units of less than 1000 feet will
be one continuous run. You can order any length you
need in 100 foot increments by ordering multiple
units. The 1000 foot box is a standard industry "pull
box". Lengths under 1000 feet are either coiled or a
partial "pull box".
Ship Wt = 2.7 lbs
Ship Wt = 5.1 lbs
Ship Wt = 7.7 lbs
Ship Wt = 13.6 lbs
Ship Wt = 26.9 lbs
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CAT5E CMR/CMX Cable By The Foot
By The Foot
Add once to the shopping cart and then use the cart option to adjust the
quantity to the number of feet you want to order.
ORDERS FOR CABLE BY-THE-FOOT
MUST INCLUDE A MINIMUM OF $15 OF OTHER MATERIALS.
LIMIT TO A MAXIMUM OF 50 FEET PER ORDER.
This is the same CAT5E CMR/CMX Weather Resistant Cable
offered above, just custom cut to "by-the-foot" lengths.
If you are installing a DSL splitter you might need a
few feet of new cable to extend from the Network Interface
Device (NID) to the splitter. If you are installing a wiring
block you might need a few feet of cable as a new entry cable
from the NID to the block.
In the past, I didn't sell cable "by-the-foot" because of
problems related to expeditiously processing cable orders
that each required a custom "cut and coil" job without
negatively impacting to speed of processing other orders.
I was also concerned about the potential for waste and other
problems related to managing partial "remnant spools" of
various lengths. However, many customers buying splitter and
wiring blocks regularly ask me about the possibility of
buying just a few feet of the CAT5E CMR/CMX Weather Resistant
Cable to facilitate connecting those items to the NID and I
wanted to accommodate those customers if practical.
After much consideration, I decided I could deal with
offering cable "by-the-foot" on a limited basis with the
restriction noted above.
Cable "by-the-foot" will be cut and coiled as a separate
piece of cable. It CANNOT be added to the bulk cable items
above to "extend" the continuous length of those items.
Please comply with the restrictions on ordering shown above.
It may be necessary to cancel orders that violate those
restrictions, in which case the customer will be notified and
it will be necessary to submit a new order.
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Orders will be processed by CEWIM LLC, PO Box 282, Blanco, TX 78606.
Questions about orders should be addressed to
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