Wire found in upstairs soffit -- Thermostat?

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    HRR123

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    I am doing a bathroom renovation. Does anyone know what this wire is for running into the attic? It seems like a wire from a thermostat but didn't expect to find it there...

    Thanks very much! IMG_0057.jpg

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    HRR123, Aug 14, 2018
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    Don Farrell

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    Well it is definitely a low voltage wire. It could be a Cat5e data cable, UTP telephone line, Certainly a thermostat switch for either an air handler or attic fan.

    You know it has to connect on both ends, where does it connect to in the attic?
     
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    Thanks very much Don. As soon as I read your post I realized it must be an old phone line that is no longer used. There was a jack on the first floor in the kitchen that is no longer used/visible. I couldn't get to it in the attic to see it up close but the mystery is solved.
     
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