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#93131 - 05/04/05 08:00 AM Cable TV wire  
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How deep should cable TV wiring be buried? Where would I find the code reference?


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#93132 - 05/04/05 07:07 PM Re: Cable TV wire  
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George:
Article 820 covers coax installation but has nothing about min burial depths. I am tempted to say table 300.5 column 1 (2005 nec). This is a good question ,around here the burial depths average 2- 4" for the local cable co.
Ron


#93133 - 05/04/05 07:39 PM Re: Cable TV wire  
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Didn't we just answer this question a little while back? The NEC doesn't cover this, I normally use UF depths while the cable guys will just make a slit with a lawn edger and stomp the cable into it. [Linked Image] Of course they couldn't care less when it fails.

Make sure you use flooded cable for direct burial or pulled through pipe underground, not regular cable.

-Hal


#93134 - 05/04/05 10:16 PM Re: Cable TV wire  
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Hal- It might have been on this forum before, if it was I missed it. And, since you have a handle on telecom stuff (per your bio) what is "flooded cable"?


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#93135 - 05/06/05 09:53 PM Re: Cable TV wire  
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George,
"Flooded" is the trade name for coax cable which is rated for direct burial. It has a grease of sorts under the jacket to prevent moisture from migrating.


#93136 - 05/07/05 01:49 PM Re: Cable TV wire  
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Hal

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Make sure you use flooded cable for direct burial or pulled through pipe underground, not regular cable.


Hal I always use cat 5e for this 'cause it's better'

Should I use flooded 5e? [Linked Image]

Bob


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#93137 - 05/07/05 08:25 PM Re: Cable TV wire  
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Grrrrrrr! [Linked Image]

-Hal


#93138 - 05/07/05 09:28 PM Re: Cable TV wire  
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Inside joke here I'm misssing. Clue me in please!


#93139 - 05/07/05 09:34 PM Re: Cable TV wire  
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Your right it is an inside joke.

Hal has a real problem with folks using Cat 5 for every low voltage application under the sun. [Linked Image]

I tend to agree with him, it is more professional to use the right cable for the specific job.

That said I will admit I have used it in a pinch for other low voltage applications if it meant getting the job done and was still code compliant.


Bob Badger
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#93140 - 05/08/05 09:52 AM Re: Cable TV wire  
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LOL Bob,
Hell I don't get here that often and even I know what the teeth-gnashing is about!. [Linked Image]
Dig-Dig-Dig

[This message has been edited by Trumpy (edited 05-08-2005).]


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