At 11:53 PM +0000 1/4/03, Kris N5KM wrote:
>I have a long control cable just lying on the ground
>running out to a 4-square. Recently I found it chewed in half.
>There were animal chew marks all along it.
>Can anyone recommend a way to prevent this from happening
>other than burying the cable?
1. See the recent TowerTalk thread on electric fences. :-)
2. Put the cable in conduit/pipe. A master electrician with decades
of experience with buried cables recently told me that PVC conduit
keeps animals from chewing cables, although I thought steel would be
necessary. If the sight of the conduit doesn't bother you, I don't
see why you'd have to bury it. To minimize visibility, I'd use gray
rather than white PVC.