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cat6 in wall wiring... screw up??

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I decided to have my home wired for cat6 and I am looking for some opinions:

1: I marked off the areas on the wall where I would like the wall jacks installed. I told the installer that the wall I'd prefer the jack is shared with the shower stall on the other side and if it would be an issue I have a secondary placement in mind.. He assured me that it shouldn't be a problem and he would know more once he opened up the section of the wall. Unfortunately I was called into work so my wife was the only one present. Long story short he stuck with my original placement and dropped 2 cat6 runs smack dab between the hot and cold copper plumbing for the shower. I called him back when I got home to inspect the work and he assured me since this is low voltage wiring there will be no issues.

2: In one of the bed rooms the wall is shared with the master bathroom. The placement I had marked off for the wall jack ended up being where the whirl pool tub is. I didn't know that the side where the whirl pool tub meets the wall that they usually leave open and exposed to the studs in the wall. So you look in the hole he cut for the wall jack and you see tub. Not the end of the world but a bit unexpected..

Now he's coming back tomorrow to finish wiring the patch panel in the basement. I am debating about having him move at least the runs that were placed between the shower plumbing. What are your thoughts?
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I wouldn't worry about it.
The main considerations you would usually have is something like high powered applications such as fluorescent lights, etc.
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That's what I was thinking but I am still a bit undecided.
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I still wouldn't run any electrical cabling near water pipes in case of any sort of accident. That's going to be your only issue though.
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If it's just ethernet cable running through there I can't see how it will be an issue. If you're going to keep regretting it, you better get it changed now though.
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100% non issue. (12 years as a commercial/industrial electrician with a few years spent at IBM, AT&T, and local TV stations)
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