At 12:39 PM 4/28/01 +0000, alsopb wrote:
>I've seen two schools of thought in running coax in PVC pipe.
>The first school thinks it protects the coax.
>The second school maintains it guarantees that the coax will sit in
>If coax is going to sit in water why bother. They maintain it is
>impossible to keep moisture out of the pipe and it accumulates with
>time. They suggest one design where the PVC pipe it it high in the
>center and tips either direction into dry wells at the end. Even this
>design has problems when ground water table rises to the ends of the
>What is real world experience with this?
I have had ALL my tower-to-shack cabling in 2 x 3" PVC conduit buried under
maybe 4" of dirt (acros my side yard in WV) for 5 years. Absolutely NO
problems. To be fair, mine has a very distinct one-way pitch, so water
retention is NOT a problem. This conduit is the stuff used for TV cable
and utility wiring, with thick walls and a silicone lining for easy
73, Pete N4ZR
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