I’m looking for advice about my upcoming carpet installation.
A year or two ago, a phone company contractor installed a new phone jack in my upstairs home office. He wired the new jack from the existing jack in the master bedroom down the hall, running the phone wire/ cord along the hallway beneath the carpet edge, tucked under the baseboard.
In a few days, I’m having new carpet installed, so now I’m tearing out the old carpet and underpad.
During this process, I’m suddenly seeing the phone cord/wire running down the hall, just laying loosely alongside the tack strip. I’m wondering if I should do something with this cord — should I carefully staple or tape it to the sub-floor? If so, should the cord run right next to the tack strip, or under the baseboard (away from the tack strip)? I want to make sure it doesn’t interfere with the carpet installation.
There’s also a doorway off the hallway, where a marble floor threshold leads into a bathroom. I can’t tuck the cord under a baseboard there — what should I do with it?
I’d really appreciate any advice from those who might have experience with this sort of thing.