Mice and rats have a field day with wire insulation. I let my boat under a
shed for a little more than a year, with a cover on mind you, and had to
totally rewire the boat. Rats had eaten all of the insulation and left the
bare wires. Better put it in pick!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pete Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, June 23, 2003 10:40 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Edible cable jackets
> A couple of weeks ago, I laid down two runs of CAT-3 computer cable from
> the house to the tower for a new antenna switching system. I was out
> yesterday after the rain stopped, and discovered a 2-foot stretch of one
> the cables that appears to have been chewed by something. Can't tell yet
> if the continuity has been broken on any of the pairs -- that's the next
> chore -- and I'm hoping this was a one-time experience, but I was curious
> whether anyone knows anything about plastic cable jacket materials that
> more or less attractive to small animals.
> 73, Pete N4ZR
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