Help me win the lace race.
April 15, 2009 7:13 AM Subscribe
I have become fascinated with cable lacing
in lieu of zip-ties. I want to do it in a plenum ceiling, but I read that's a no-no...
posted by ostranenie to Computers & Internet (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
..because of the materials. I'm using plenum-rated Cat-5e and I'm smitten with the idea of a long running lockstitch. Call it romantic geekiness or something. But the waxed twine/ribbon you can buy from various supply houses don't say anything about being plenum-rated, and I've read (somewhere) that cable lacing isn't meant for plenum areas.. how true is this? I'm in the US.
For the extra bonus pretzel, how is the lacing needle used? I can't find instructions anywhere.
Thanks very much.