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This is a bad idea as everyone has mentioned already. Search for "cable raceway" and your problem of aesthetics and cable management are solved without violating your agreement with the landlord.
Outdoor rated cat5/6 has temperature ranges from -5 to -15 F to 160-170 F. I know that I have seen cable ran through commercial ducts. Do I know if it passed local inspection? No. That being said a home duct would come no where close to 150 degrees F - not talking about duct work from ovens. I guess you would worry about the casing becoming soft and ...
No you cannot. This is a code violation. Furthermore, your insurance company can take this as a willful violation and deny a claim. You can use the cold air return ducts, but you must use plenum rated cable.
You could install a structured wiring box over top. This has the benefit that all your gear can be contained inside. They come in various sizes, and often has have a ton of (pricey) modular components to choose from, though you can also just use standard switches and other gear. You'd have to choose one with or add a hole to the back for the wiring to ...
OK, this is kind of a rambling question with a lot of details, but let me give you some leads on some of them: Wall Plate If you want to install a wall plate, you'll want to clean up the opening and then install a "low voltage mounting bracket", which is a square piece of plastic that frames the opening and provides a place to attach the plate: (Wall ...
If it is UTP CAT6 then you don't need a ground. If it isn't then you ground it like you would any other electrical component. Might just run a piece of 14 gauge wire over to an electrical box and tie it in there.
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