I have a finished basement and would like to install and consolidate my house's wired ethernet cables in a data panel in one of the cabinets. I need to run wires around to the other side of the basement. The wall studs were placed several inches away from the concrete basement walls and bats of insulation were placed between the concrete walls and the studs. Cables could be fished around and behind the studs with minimal cabinetry removal. (The cabinets were screwed onto the studs before the dry wall.)
The problem is that the ethernet would have an irregular run and would lie on the ground, on/through insulation, over old pipes and then up into the desired rooms.
Flexible carlon-style ENT conduit might fit, but might not, and might require additional hole drilling. Fishing individual wires would be much easier. Also, I don't know how easy it'd be to pull through the irregular run of flexible ENT conduit. I think that grey PVC conduit would be very difficult. Securing it would be near impossible given what's back behind there.
- What type of Cat 6 cable would be suitable for this location? Direct burial? Riser?
- Is it OK to run it along the basement concrete.