We are laying out several LON trunks. The first and longest is an anticipated 5000' in daisy chained length. The 22 ga. LON is rated at 4600' if daisy chained. Using the 16 ga., is rated at about double the length of the 22ga.
The 16 ga. is 3 times the cost of the 22ga.
Question: Should we do every building in 16ga., anticipating future expansion? Or just use the costlier wire as needed? Which means possibly using repeaters in the future in the 22 ga. buildings.
I'm leaning towards the 16 ga. LON wire everywhere. Not standardizing on large jobs can become expensive when the wrong spool is picked up.